Coloured Botany Books

The Staatsbibliothek Bamberg owns some valuable 17th and 18th century botany books, which are lavishly illustrated with coloured copper engravings. The most famous name among the authors is probably Maria Sibylla Merian (1647-1717). These books are presented here in a representative selection, supplemented by a thematically appropriate album sheet by Merian and a Coburg manuscript from 1758 with numerous mushroom watercolours.

>> This collection is part of the Staatsbibliothek Bamberg (State Library Bamberg).