Title Page, Phytographia curiosa

Title Page, Phytographia curiosa

Monnoyer engraved the illustrated title page, after Jan Goeree (1670-1731). It depicts a procession of classical figures placing a floral tribute at the feet of Nature, who is identified by the words on the pedestal against which she leans, Rerum magistra (Mistress of all things). The heavily decorated border, clearly reminiscent of tapestry designs, is comprised of entwined plants, flowers, fruit, and gardening implements, along with medallions of a seemingly classical theme.

 
Go To Referenced Item More information ...

More Exhibit Items

Title Page, Phytographia curiosa
Title Page, Phytographia curiosa

Arrangement of flowers
Arrangement of flowers

Small bouquets tied with ribbon
Small bouquets tied with ribbon

Urn with a garland of flowers
Urn with a garland of flowers

Arrangement in basket
Arrangement in basket

Basket of flowers
Basket of flowers

Arrangements in glass vases
Arrangements in glass vases

Basket of flowers
Basket of flowers