Drawn After Nature: The Complete Botanical Watercolours of the 16th-Century Libri Picturati by Jan de Koning, Gerda van Uffelen, Alicja Zemanek
English | 2008 | ISBN: 9050112382 | 368 Pages | PDF | 269.27 MB
For over 300 years, the Preussische Staatsbibliothek in Berlin held a most remarkable collection of botanical watercolours. They were catalogued as part of the library's illustrated manuscripts, or Libri Picturati. These magnificent works of art, rich in colour and detail, were made in the second half of the 16th century in the southern part of the Low Countries.