Matthaus Merian "the Elder"

Size: ~ 9 x 15 inches - Original Hand Colored Copperplate Engravings

These beautiful hand colored copperplate engravings have been selected from a work entitled "Dendrographias sive historiae naturalis de arboribus et fructibus", published in Amsterdam in 1662 under the supervision of John Jonston.

First edition of this early and important work on trees and fruit bearing trees. It contains a new classification system for apples and pears and is regarded as one of the earliest general works on trees and is divided into ten books. Each dealing with a different class of tree: fruit bearing, nut bearing, aromatic, acorn bearing, resinous, pod bearing, roses and other flowering trees, and two miscellaneous categories.
John Jonston (or Johnstone), a descendant of a Scottish family, was born in Sambter, Poland. He was interested in both medicine and natural sciences, and studied at St. Andrews, Cambridge, and Leiden. He published major natural history studies, including Thaumatographia Naturalis (Amsterdam 1632), a compendium of contemporary knowledge of natural science including astronomy, paleontology, plants, animals and man. This was followed by Theatrum Universale Omnium Animalium (Frankfurt, 1650), with plates after his drawings engraved by Mattias Merian depicting the entire range of animal species. After having spent most of his life travelling through all parts of Europe, he settled in Silesia.

Dendrographias
Apple Tree, Apples
Date: 1662
Price: $150
Print Code: Frumer002

Dendrographias
Quince, Black Sapote
Date: 1662
Price: $150
Print Code: Frumer005

Dendrographias
Citrus Plants, Lemon
Date: 1662
Price: $195
Print Code: Frumer006

Dendrographias
Citrus Plants, Lemon
Date: 1662
Price: $195
Print Code: Frumer008

Dendrographias
Citrus Plants, Lemon
Date: 1662
Price: $195
Print Code: Frumer010

Dendrographias
Citrus Plants, Lemon
Date: 1662
Price: $195
Print Code: Frumer011

Dendrographias
Pear Lemon
Date: 1662
Price: $195
Print Code: Frumer012

Dendrographias
Lemon, Lime
Date: 1662
Price: $195
Print Code: Frumer013

Dendrographias
Lemon, Orange
Date: 1662
Price: $195
Print Code: Frumer014

Dendrographias
Oranges
Date: 1662
Price: $195
Print Code: Frumer015

Dendrographias
Citrus Plants, Orange
Date: 1662
Price: $195
Print Code: Frumer016

Dendrographias
Citrus Plants, Orange
Date: 1662
Price: $195
Print Code: Frumer017

Dendrographias
Medlar, Brazilian Plants
Date: 1662
Price: $150
Print Code: Frumer023

Dendrographias
Fig, Indian Fig, etc.
Date: 1662
Price: $150
Print Code: Frumer024

Dendrographias
Prickly Pear, Papaya
Date: 1662
Price: $150
Print Code: Frumer025

Dendrographias
Mulberry, American Herb
Date: 1662
Price: $150
Print Code: Frumer027

Dendrographias
Dwarf Peach, Service Tree
Date: 1662
Price: $150
Print Code: Frumer028

Dendrographias
Apricot, Plum, etc.
Date: 1662
Price: $150
Print Code: Frumer029

Dendrographias
Cornelian Cherry, etc.
Date: 1662
Price: $150
Print Code: Frumer032

Dendrographias
Cherries
Date: 1662
Price: $195
Print Code: Frumer033

Dendrographias
Cherry, American Plants
Date: 1662
Price: $150
Print Code: Frumer034

Dendrographias
Walnut, Hazelnut
Date: 1662
Price: $150
Print Code: Frumer038

Dendrographias
Chestnut, Bixa
Date: 1662
Price: $150
Print Code: Frumer040

Dendrographias
Almond, Guyana Chestnut
Date: 1662
Price: $150
Print Code: Frumer041

Dendrographias
Palm Trees
Date: 1662
Price: $175
Print Code: Frumer044

Dendrographias
Palm Tree, Coconut
Date: 1662
Price: $175
Print Code: Frumer046

Dendrographias
Palm Fruit, Palm Tree
Date: 1662
Price: $150
Print Code: Frumer048

Dendrographias
Cotton Tree, Bread Fruit
Date: 1662
Price: $150
Print Code: Frumer050

Dendrographias
Nutmeg, Elder Tree
Date: 1662
Price: $150
Print Code: Frumer051

Dendrographias
Rare Pepper
Date: 1662
Price: $150
Print Code: Frumer052

Dendrographias
Nutmeg, Cinnamon
Date: 1662
Price: $150
Print Code: Frumer053

Dendrographias
Nutmeg, etc.
Date: 1662
Price: $150
Print Code: Frumer054

Dendrographias
Pepper, etc.
Date: 1662
Price: $150
Print Code: Frumer057

Dendrographias
Oak, Acorn Tree, Nuts
Date: 1662
Price: $150
Print Code: Frumer060

Dendrographias
Mistletoe, Cork Tree
Date: 1662
Price: $150
Print Code: Frumer062

Dendrographias
Holly, Beech, etc.
Date: 1662
Price: $150
Print Code: Frumer063

Dendrographias
Guelder Rose, Laurel
Date: 1662
Price: $150
Print Code: Frumer067

Dendrographias
Laurel Tree, Laurel
Date: 1662
Price: $150
Print Code: Frumer068

Dendrographias
Olive Tree, etc.
Date: 1662
Price: $150
Print Code: Frumer073

Dendrographias
Juniper, Cedar Tree
Date: 1662
Price: $150
Print Code: Frumer079

Dendrographias
Dragon tree, Ash
Date: 1662
Price: $150
Print Code: Frumer081

Dendrographias
Firebush
Date: 1662
Price: $150
Print Code: Frumer083

Dendrographias
Terebinth, Turpentine
Date: 1662
Price: $150
Print Code: Frumer085

Dendrographias
Scots Pines, Copel
Date: 1662
Price: $150
Print Code: Frumer088

Dendrographias
Maritime Pine, Pine
Date: 1662
Price: $150
Print Code: Frumer089

Dendrographias
Spruce, Fir
Date: 1662
Price: $150
Print Code: Frumer091

Dendrographias
Cypress, Fir
Date: 1662
Price: $150
Print Code: Frumer092

Dendrographias
Golden Shower Tree
Date: 1662
Price: $150
Print Code: Frumer102

Dendrographias
Tamarind, etc.
Date: 1662
Price: $150
Print Code: Frumer103

Dendrographias
Spindle, Oleander
Date: 1662
Price: $150
Print Code: Frumer104

Dendrographias
Wild Roses, Roses
Date: 1662
Price: $225
Print Code: Frumer108

Dendrographias
Roses
Date: 1662
Price: $225
Print Code: Frumer109

Dendrographias
Rose, Chinese Hibiscus
Date: 1662
Price: $195
Print Code: Frumer111

Dendrographias
Hibiscus, China Rose
Date: 1662
Price: $195
Print Code: Frumer112

Dendrographias
Rock Roses
Date: 1662
Price: $175
Print Code: Frumer118