1800 Original Mistletoe, Tobacco, Aconite, Poisonous Plants by Vietz

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Valeriana phu
VI347
$55
Sale Price: $27
Mistletoe, Viscum album
VI348
SOLD
Ulmus pumila
VI349
$55
Sale Price: $27
Phoenix dactylifera date Palm
VI350
$65
Sale Price: $32
Sanguis draconis Palm
VI352
$65
Sale Price: $32
Phoenix dactylifera date Palm
VI351
SOLD
Aloe humilis
VI354
$55
Sale Price: $27
Horse Chestnut, Aesculus hippocastanum
VI353
$55
Sale Price: $27
Aloe humilis
VI355
$55
Sale Price: $27
Sycamore, Acer pseudoplatanus
VI356
$55
Sale Price: $27
Linden, Tilia europea
VI357
$55
Sale Price: $27
Maple, Acer saccharinum
VI358
$55
Sale Price: $27
Maple, Acer nogundo
VI359
$55
Sale Price: $27
Maple, Acer campestris
VI360
$55
Sale Price: $27
Maple, Acer platanoides
VI361
$55
Sale Price: $27
Maple, Acer rubrum
VI362
$55
Sale Price: $27
Nutmeg, Myristica officinalis
VI362A
$65
Sale Price: $32
Maple, Acer pensylvanicum
VI363
$55
Sale Price: $27
Pine, Pinus sativa
VI364
$55
Sale Price: $27
Pine, Pinus sylvestris
VI365
$55
Sale Price: $27
Pine, Pinus cembra
VI366
$65
Sale Price: $32
Cedar, Pinus cedrus
VI367
$65
Sale Price: $32
Pine, Pinus strobus
VI368
$55
Sale Price: $27
Pine, Pinus picea
VI369
$55
Sale Price: $27
Larch, Pinus larix
VI370
$55
Sale Price: $27
Spruce, Pinus abies
VI371
$65
Sale Price: $32
Hemlock, Pinus canadensis
VI372
$55
Sale Price:
SOLD
Juniper, Juniperus sabina
VI375
$65
Sale Price: $32
Yew, Taxus baccata
VI374
$65
Sale Price: $32
Thuja occidentalis
VI373
$65
Sale Price: $32
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1800 Original Mistletoe, Tobacco, Aconite, Poisonous Plants by Vietz

We are delighted to present a selection of these exceedingly rare & beautiful original hand colored copper engravings from the monumental Icones plantarum medico-oeconomico-technologicarum, published in Vienna from 1800 to 1822. Ferdinand Bernhard Vietz (1772-1815) was the artist and engraver. In its entirety, this work consists of 11 volumes with 1100 botanical plates.

It was published at a time when Germany was transitioning from the overblown & elaborate Rococo style to the classic & elegant Biedermeier period. Under the neo-classical influence, design became simpler and more sophisticated. The style of Vietz is unique, in that it is a distillation of the work of many great botanical illustrators such as Blackwell, Weinman, Zorn & Woodville into a form that is superbly beautiful, with some of the most highly decorative engravings of all time. Vietz was an Austrian physician and Doctor of Medicine in Vienna & later on a Professor of forensic medicine at Vienna.

This monumental work is one of the rarest of all such publications, the British Natural History Museum writes of its own copy:

"Today, the work appears to be of extreme rarity, not being held in any other of the United Kingdom's national or public library collections. Only three copies have been found in North American libraries, of which two are certainly fragile and in need of conservation. One copy is in the Austrian National Library."


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