Antique Citrus Engravings, Battista Ferrari
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Reproductions of four antique decorative engravings representing citrus by Giovanni Battista Ferrari (Italian, 1584 - 1655).
It was taken from the book "Hesperides sive de malorum aureorum" by Giovanni Battista Ferrari.
Ferrari joined an important circle of men of science in Rome, and was appointed to manage the new garden at the Barberini Palace which was unique s a showplace for the newest and rarest plants from the distant regions of Asia, Africa and America.
While Ferrari was the editor, composer and author, the Hesperides includes eighty botanical plates which were the work of seven important artists of the time and the engravings were done buy Johann Friedrich Greuter and Cornelis Blocmacrt.
Era: Arts and crafts
Style: Grand Siècle
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