Heeft gebloeid in des universiteits Kruyd-Hof tot Leiden. Anno 1698. Engraved by Jan Swijnen.
The engraving measures 328 x 500mm. and shows a flowering Aloë Americana in the Leyden Botanic Garden.
"Clusius gave this plant its name. The species was present in the Botanic Garden in 1602 but did not flower untill 1698. Its popular name is century plant, its correct scientific name is Agave americana" (Kartens & Kleibrink. De Leidse Hortus p. 104). The engraving was made to celebrate the flowering of this plant in the Leyden hortus. The name of the engraver Jan Swijnen is hard to read on the engraving. Small tear at the outer margin, else a clear and fine impression of this rare engraving.
Item nr. 9384
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