Botanical Knoop Pomologia.

JOHANN HERMANN KNOOP Pomologia  1758-73

JOHANN HERMANN KNOOP  "Pomologia, dat is Beschryvingen en Afbeeldingen van de beste soorten van Appels en Peeren, welke in Neder- en Hoog-Duitsland, Frankryk, Engelland en elders geagt zyn, en tot dien einde gecultiveert worden,"  hand-coloured engraved plates;  includes "Fructologia, of Beschryving der Vrugtbomen en Vrugten die men in de hoven plant en onderhoud, "  Size folio 350 x 250mm. Published , Leeuwarden by  Abraham Ferwerda [& Gerrit Tresling], 1758-1763 

Knoop was head gardener to the Dowager Princess of Orange at Marienburg, near Leeuwarden. The first work describes apples and pears, whilst the second includes soft fruit such as quinces, peaches, plums, cherries and apricots. "Both books may be considered as the first monographs with colored plates of fruit and fruit trees" , and the first became the most popular treatise on pomology in the eighteenth century. The third part is devoted to the cultivation of trees and shrubs, reflecting the influence of French gardening practice. In 1763 Knoop published another book on fruit varieties with fructologia . In it he describes numerous varieties of other fruit types: 5 quince varieties, 26 types of cherry, 41 types of plums, 52 types of grape and 6 currant varieties. Other types of fruit are considered with only one example, including apricots, peaches, nuts and various types of berries. In 1771 the Pomologia and the Fructologia appeared in a French translation.** Colouring is not pink toned but flash reveals any paper imperfections**



Pears 1
  Scarce antique hand-colored at publication engraving  from the 1758-73 editions of 'Pomologia' (actually Applea and Pears) by Johann Hermann Knoop. A well-known Dutch work  on fruit and domestic horticulture where all  fruit is named in the image. Drawn by  Johann Hermann Knoop (c.1700-1769). Engraved by Jacob Folkema (1692-1767) and J.M. Seligmann, The overall size is c 24 x 33.5 cm. The image size is ca. 21 x 28 cm. £185 inc delivery all whole page if a number are required please contact as each includes postage. Colouring is original as sold as the book was available coloured or plain.



 Pears 3
  Scarce antique hand-colored at publication engraving  from the 1758-73 editions of 'Pomologia' (actually Applea and Pears) by Johann Hermann Knoop. A well-known Dutch work  on fruit and domestic horticulture where all  fruit is named in the image. Drawn by  Johann Hermann Knoop (c.1700-1769). Engraved by Jacob Folkema (1692-1767) and J.M. Seligmann, The overall size is c 24 x 33.5 cm. The image size is ca. 21 x 28 cm. £185 inc delivery all whole page if a number are required please contact as each includes postage. Colouring is original as sold as the book was available coloured or plain.



Pears 8
  Scarce antique hand-colored at publication engraving  from the 1758-73 editions of 'Pomologia' (actually Applea and Pears) by Johann Hermann Knoop. A well-known Dutch work  on fruit and domestic horticulture where all  fruit is named in the image. Drawn by  Johann Hermann Knoop (c.1700-1769). Engraved by Jacob Folkema (1692-1767) and J.M. Seligmann, The overall size is c 24 x 33.5 cm. The image size is ca. 21 x 28 cm. £185 inc delivery all whole page if a number are required please contact as each includes postage. Colouring is original as sold as the book was available coloured or plain.



Pears 6
  Scarce antique hand-colored at publication engraving  from the 1758-73 editions of 'Pomologia' (actually Applea and Pears) by Johann Hermann Knoop. A well-known Dutch work  on fruit and domestic horticulture where all  fruit is named in the image. Drawn by  Johann Hermann Knoop (c.1700-1769). Engraved by Jacob Folkema (1692-1767) and J.M. Seligmann, The overall size is c 24 x 33.5 cm. The image size is ca. 21 x 28 cm. £185 inc delivery all whole page if a number are required please contact as each includes postage. Colouring is original as sold as the book was available coloured or plain.



Pears 4
  Scarce antique hand-colored at publication engraving  from the 1758-73 editions of 'Pomologia' (actually Applea and Pears) by Johann Hermann Knoop. A well-known Dutch work  on fruit and domestic horticulture where all  fruit is named in the image. Drawn by  Johann Hermann Knoop (c.1700-1769). Engraved by Jacob Folkema (1692-1767) and J.M. Seligmann, The overall size is c 24 x 33.5 cm. The image size is ca. 21 x 28 cm. £185 inc delivery all whole page if a number are required please contact as each includes postage. Colouring is original as sold as the book was available coloured or plain.



 Pears 5
  Scarce antique hand-colored at publication engraving  from the 1758-73 editions of 'Pomologia' (actually Applea and Pears) by Johann Hermann Knoop. A well-known Dutch work  on fruit and domestic horticulture where all  fruit is named in the image. Drawn by  Johann Hermann Knoop (c.1700-1769). Engraved by Jacob Folkema (1692-1767) and J.M. Seligmann, The overall size is c 24 x 33.5 cm. The image size is ca. 21 x 28 cm. £185 inc delivery all whole page if a number are required please contact as each includes postage. Colouring is original as sold as the book was available coloured or plain.


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