Auctions | August 21, 2020

Nederlandsch Bloemwerk Offered at Catawiki's Old & Rare Book Auction

Courtesy of Catawiki

H.L. Myling / P.T. van Brussel (medewerkers) - Nederlandsch Bloemwerk door een Gezelschap geleerden (1794).

Amsterdam — The Dutch have always been known for beautiful flowers, and particularly for their tulips. Indeed, the Tulip Craze is often cited alongside the South Sea Bubble as one of the more interesting economic collapses of the modern age. This wonderful book contains 52 (of 53 - it appears that one was never bound in) beautiful engraved and professionally coloured illustrations of Dutch flowers. Naturally these include Tulips!

With clean, bright engravings, and held in a full leather binding, this is an opportunity to bid on one of the most beautiful books of its type.

H.L. Myling was one of the finest Dutch engravers. He often engraved portraits and city views. This Dutch Flower work is one of the best examples of his work.  

P.T. van Brussel (Paul Theodor) was one of the finest flower painters of his age. This was one of his last, and best, works, as he died a year later.

Marc Harrison, category manager Books, Manuscripts & Cartography at Catawiki: “The Tulips of Holland are one of the most instantly recognizable national symbols of the Dutch, and we are very pleased to offer this copy of a highly important and collectable work. The height of Dutch flower painting. “

The auction is visible be online from now until Friday 21st August 2020 at 20:00 CET and will be visible at the following link: