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281   HOOLA VAN NOOTEN, B. Fleurs, fruits et feuillages choisies de la flore et de la pomone de l'ile de Java peints d'après nature. Bruxelles, É. Tarlier, 1863. W. 3 preliminary lvs., and 36 explan. lvs. in English and French (1 before each plate). W. 36 (of 40) cold. chromolithogr. (575 x 420 mm) by P. de Pannemaeker and printed by G. Severeyns, all under tissue guards. Lge-fol. Cont. hcf. (Spine dam., a bit loose, some minor foxing in places to plates and text, but generally very clean and fully margined).
estimate EUR 3.000  EUR 3.200
Berthe Hoola van Nooten (née Bartha Hendrica Philippina van Dolder, 1817-1892), Dutch botanical artist, married Dirk Hoola van Nooten, a judge in Paramaribo. Interested in botany, she regularly sent specimens of cultivated plants to botanical gardens in the Netherlands, collected on trips through Surinam with her husband. After her husband's death from yellow fever in 1847 she eventually travelled with her brother to the island of Java. There she became aware of the vogue in Europe for lavish illustrations of exotic flora and set about producing 40 magnificent plates depicting interesting plant species from Java in which pursuit she followed the precedents set by Maria Sibylla Merian and Elizabeth Blackwell. - First edition. Nissen, BBI, 931; Stafleu & Cowan 3025; Landwehr, Books w. cold. plates, 79.

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