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The First ‘Florilegium’ by Adriaen Collaert, 1593

Florilegium, or flower books, were compiled as visual explanations of plants, illustrating as many aspects of a flower as possible including its roots and growth. This is one of the earliest florilegia and is notable for being the first published use of the word ‘Florilegium’. It was engraved by Adriaen Collaert and published by Philip Galle of Antwerp in 1593.  Gift of Sir Hardy Amies K.V.O.

Ref: 2000.088

Artist

Adriaen Collaert

Materials

Paper and ink

Year

1593

Collection No:

2000.088