Publisher description for Decorative floral woodcuts of the sixteenth century / Henri Louis Duhamel du Monceau.


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Approximately 220 copyright-free illustrations of plants and flowers (all identified) featuring the extraordinary clarity, sharpness of detail, and decorative beauty characteristic of old-time herbals. Originally used to illustrate a rare 16th-century botanical reference, these lovely illustrations depict blossoms and foliage from lavender, asparagus, and honeysuckle plants; maple, almond, apricot, apple and peach trees; and scores of other specimens. Ideal for a host of art and craft projects, this garden of botanical delights will be welcomed as well by graphic artists, illustrators, and anyone in search of elegant floral images.


Library of Congress subject headings for this publication: Decoration and ornament Plant forms France, Wood-engraving, French 16th century