This monumental lavishly illustrious work was one of the very few Italian contributions to the great botanical works of the 18th century. Giorgio Bonelli's Hortus Romanus was published from 1772-1793. It is exceedingly rare, as less than 300 copies were believed to have been published, and of these, only a few were hand-colored. The work is luxurious, on a sumptuous, thick, handmade chain lined paper with elaborate watermarks on some.
The sheet measures approximately 15" X 21-1/2" and is a creamy white with no foxing or other defects. The plate area itself is 9" x 14", with the wide margins not fully shown. The blue borders are stunning, and the prints are hand-colored in the bold and exuberant manner of the 18th century. It is a rare opportunity to add a few of these exceedingly scarce dashing prints to the collection at an affordable price.
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Rarity: Extremely Rare and becoming hard to find.
Shipping: I take huge pride in packing since it is a delicate and important part. This print will come in an acid-free backing board as well as in an acid-free sleeve.
Authenticity: All our prints are guaranteed to be original.
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