Bertuch Antique Rose Engravings
Eight-piece Collection

Size: 8 x 9.5 inches - Hand Colored Copperplate Engravings
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Bertuch Friedrich Justin
Bilderbuch Fur Kinder
Red and White Centifolia
Date: 1790-1810
Price: On request

Bertuch Friedrich Justin
Bilderbuch Fur Kinder
Yellow Centifolia
Date: 1790-1810
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Bertuch Friedrich Justin
Bilderbuch Fur Kinder
French Rose
Date: 1790-1810
Price: On request

Bertuch Friedrich Justin
Bilderbuch Fur Kinder
Double Purple Rose
Date: 1790-1810
Price: On request

Bertuch Friedrich Justin
Bilderbuch Fur Kinder
Yellow Rose
Date: 1790-1810
Price: On request

Bertuch Friedrich Justin
Bilderbuch Fur Kinder
Ever Blowing Rose
Date: 1790-1810
Price: On request

Bertuch Friedrich Justin
Bilderbuch Fur Kinder
White Virgin Rose
Date: 1790-1810
Price: On request

Bertuch Friedrich Justin
Bilderbuch Fur Kinder
Large Moss Rose, etc.
Date: 1790-1810
Price: On request

These beautiful engravings have been selected from two celebrated masterpieces published across the 18th and 19th centuries: a German encyclopedia entitled "Bilderbuch fur Kinder", published in Weimar between 1790 and 1810 under the supervision of Friedrich Justin Bertuch and a French work entitled "Flore des Jardiniers, Amateurs et Manufacturiers", published in Paris in 1836 under the supervision of Mordant de Launay and J.L.A. Loiseleur Deslongchamps.
Friedrich Johann Justin Bertuch (1747-1822) was a successful entrepreneur and very much a man of the 18th century Enlightenment, sharing the general preoccupation of the age with the correct education of young, as well as the categorization of knowledge. In 1790, Bertuch began his major publishing project-- the first pictorial encyclopedia for children, a 12-volume work and a landmark in educational publishing whose vibrant illustrations are still admired today.