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First Bulb Catalog- Emmanuel Sweerts Florilegium (1612)

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  • Title:  First Bulb Catalog- Emmanuel Sweerts Florilegium (1612)
  • Description:  At the Amsterdam Tulip Museum, many things tulip can be seen. For gardeners who treasure their own picture-laden fall bulb catalogues, it's impressive to see the colorful look of the first bulb catalog ever printed. In 1612 Amsterdam nurseryman and merchant Emmanual Sweerts published Florilegium to show off his wares for the Frankfort Fair. The 120-page book was prized for its intricate hand-tinted engraved botanical illustrations of 560 different flowers. Copper engraving was a new technique at the time. The Amsterdam Tulip Museum is located at Prinsengracht 116, 1015 EA Amsterdam - Netherlands, +31 (0)20 421 00 95. The museum and shop are open daily from 10 am to 6 pm, except KingÕs Day (April 27) and Christmas Day (December 25). Museum admission is Û5 for adults, Û3 for students and Û10 for families. I amsterdam cards and Holland Pass are accepted. No admission is necessary to visit the museum shop.
  • Copyright:  Copyright-free for editorial, educational and personal use. All other rights, especially commercial rights reserved by Schipper & Company U.S.A. Inc.. Please credit Amsterdam Tulip Museum
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