Zeichnungen. Adam Johann Ingruber der Heilkunde Doctor und praktischen Arzte zu Ofen. Im Jahre des Erlösers 1804. Adam Johann Ingruber.
Zeichnungen. Adam Johann Ingruber der Heilkunde Doctor und praktischen Arzte zu Ofen. Im Jahre des Erlösers 1804.
Zeichnungen. Adam Johann Ingruber der Heilkunde Doctor und praktischen Arzte zu Ofen. Im Jahre des Erlösers 1804.
Zeichnungen. Adam Johann Ingruber der Heilkunde Doctor und praktischen Arzte zu Ofen. Im Jahre des Erlösers 1804.
Zeichnungen. Adam Johann Ingruber der Heilkunde Doctor und praktischen Arzte zu Ofen. Im Jahre des Erlösers 1804.
Zeichnungen. Adam Johann Ingruber der Heilkunde Doctor und praktischen Arzte zu Ofen. Im Jahre des Erlösers 1804.
Zeichnungen. Adam Johann Ingruber der Heilkunde Doctor und praktischen Arzte zu Ofen. Im Jahre des Erlösers 1804.
Zeichnungen. Adam Johann Ingruber der Heilkunde Doctor und praktischen Arzte zu Ofen. Im Jahre des Erlösers 1804.
Unique 19th-Century Manuscript Album of Botanical Specimens

Zeichnungen. Adam Johann Ingruber der Heilkunde Doctor und praktischen Arzte zu Ofen. Im Jahre des Erlösers 1804.

Ofen [Buda]: 1804. Unique, manuscript album with 18 plates of colored drawings. Bound in contemporary marbled paper. [24] leaves. Cover somewhat worn, stained. Text in French, Latin, and German. Plates are chipped at upper corner, spotted, some are slightly dusted. One plate with a larger stain which tanned the paper with no damage to the image. A few plates are over-trimmed. All illustrations are in fine, the brochure itself in good condition.

Unique, early nineteenth-century, manuscript album, with original, colored drawings of botanical specimens after Betruch’s Bilderbuch für Kinder.

The album was created by Adam Johann Ingruber, who graduated from the Medical Department of the Royal University of Pest in 1804. This collection of botanical drawings is probably made in relation to the University’s botanical garden, whose collection had recently been moved to Pest. The Hortus Botanicus, or as it is called in Hungarian the Füvészkert, was established by Jakab Winterl a professor of chemistry and botany, in 1771 at Nagyszombat (today Trnava in Slovakia) to serve as a practical tool for the Medical Department of the University (then also located at Nagyszombat). As the University moved in 1777, the botanical collection followed it first to Buda, and within a few years to Pest where – after several relocations – it found its final place in 1847.

The album contains drawings of thirty-one plants on sixteen plates, and two plates with multiple images of 3 “insects” (silkworm, honeybee, euscorpius) and an amphibian, a rattlesnake. Each image is labeled in French, Latin, and German, and a short description indicates the origin of the specimen. Most plants are from Asia, South America, Africa and the southern part of Europe. All images – except for one “La Quajac” – are very fine and neat copies from Friedrich Justin Bertuch’s Bilderbuch für Kinder, a richly illustrated pictorial dictionary which was published in monthly installments since 1790.

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Price: €5,500.00