M. Valentini, Merian Botanical Prints 1719

While our images are electronically watermarked, the antique prints themselves are not.

Petasites MNB447 $115
Each print measures approximately 8 inches by 13 1/2 inches

This beautiful herbal volume is by Michael Bernhard Valentini, with engravings by master engraver Matthaus Merian, the father of Maria Sibylla Merian. It is the only botanical work that Merian produced and each print is a little jewel, with a plant in the foreground and a landscape in the background.

Like many herbals of this time, the image is in the middle of the page on a folio sheet which is printed on the verso, there is light text bleed through on some.  The paper is strong chain-lined with the image size about 4 inches wide by 5 inches long.  They are all delightful miniature herbal views, beautifully hand colored recently by one of the last great professional English colorists. There is no title page, as these were purchased as leaves.

We accept credit cards & PayPal. Washington state residents pay Washington state sales tax. Shipping for this item is $8.95. Items can be combined to save on postage. International shipping is $25 for any number of prints and buyers are responsible for all customs duties. Our environment is smoke free. We pack professionally using only new materials. All items are beautifully wrapped and suitable for sending directly as gifts. You may return any item within 7 days if not satisfied. To order, you may call us at 1-888-PANTEEK, or send email to panteek@aol.com


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