New Book of Flowers

New Book of Flowers Facsimile Edition

Nuremberg (Germany) — 1680

Botanical illustrations as templates for artists and patterns for embroiderers: 36 colorful plates with individual flowers, wreaths, bunches of flowers, and bouquets

  1. Maria Sibylla Merian (1647–1717) was a German naturalist and illustrator of scientific texts

  2. Merian first distinguished herself has a botanical illustrator with this impressive work

  3. In 1680, Merian united her three-volume series and published it as a single codex

New Book of Flowers

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New Book of Flowers

Maria Sibylla Merian was a German naturalist and artist devoted to the illustration of scientific texts who was one of the first Europeans to closely study insects. However, she first distinguished herself has a botanical illustrator with a three-volume series of books that was united into a single volume in 1680, the Neues Blumenbuch or New Book of Flowers. The 36 plates depicting individual flowers, wreaths, nosegays, and bouquets would go on to serve as models for other artists and patterns for embroiderers.


Alternative Titles
Neues Blumenbuch
Botanical treatise
Artist / School

Available facsimile editions:
New Book of Flowers – Sächsische Landesbibliothek - Staats - und Universitätsbibliothek (Dresden, Germany) Facsimile Edition
Prestel Verlag – Frankfurt, 1999
Facsimile Editions

#1 Neues Blumenbuch - New book of flowers

Prestel Verlag – Frankfurt, 1999

Publisher: Prestel Verlag – Frankfurt, 1999
Commentary: 1 volume by Marina Heilmeyer and Thomas Bürger
Languages: English, German
1 volume: Exact reproduction of the original document (extent, color and size) Reproduction of the entire original document as detailed as possible (scope, format, colors). The binding may not correspond to the original or current document binding.
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