Abbotswood, GloucestershireBerkshire, , UK
The Collection of Mario Buatta - Day TwoHudson, NY, US
Cleveland Fine & Decorative ArtsCincinnati, OH, US
An Autumn Gathering - Day 1Thomaston, ME, US
18th & 19thc. Antiques & Decorative ArtsAsheville, NC, US
Capo Auction Holiday SaleLong Island City, NY, US
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Go green with antique botanical illustrations
NEW YORK – Long before photography, botanical illustration flourished as a way to capture the beauty of plant species. The illustrations had to be highly detailed and accurate as they were used by doctors, pharmacists, gardeners and scientists for identification and classification.
Nature study: botanical prints
NEW YORK – Botany and medicine have been entwined since time immemorial. Because accurate descriptions of medicinal plants were essential for treatment, healers in ancient Egypt, India, China and Europe, for example, compiled handwritten herbals, collections of accumulated medical wisdom, along with plant names, descriptions and uses.
Waverly Sept. 13 auction features 15th-17th century books, nature prints, ephemera
FALLS CHURCH, Va. – A large and significant group of early printed books and other material spanning the 1400s through 1700s is set to headline Waverly’s Thursday, Sept. 13 Rare Books & Prints Auction featuring Natural World Fine Prints: Part II. Absentee and Internet live bidding is available through LiveAuctioneers. Start time is 6 p.m. […]
Quinn’s tracks beauty of ‘Natural World’ with Jan. 25 Prints Auction
FALLS CHURCH, Va. – On Thursday, January 25, the Waverly Rare Books & Prints division of Quinn’s Auction Galleries will present the first on two sales devoted to fine prints reflecting the natural world in its many forms, with Part II to follow in May.