George Christian Oeder

Published in George Christian Oeder's Flora Danica Plate LXVI, Copenhagen 1761-1811, being The First National Flora and therefore important in the history of botanical printing. More.

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George Christian Oeder
Flora Danica
1761 - 1811

George Christian Oeder- Prior to Oeder’s appointment, by Royal decree, as professor of botany in 1752 to the University, botany was considered part of the department of medicine. Objection to his appointment was met by the establishment of Royal Botanical Institution. More.

A SPLENDID IMAGE FROM THE FIRST NATIONAL FLORA:
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Published in George Christian Oeder's Flora Danica Plate LXVI, Copenhagen 1761-1811, being The First National Flora and therefore important in the history of botanical printing. Beautifully Framed. It is from these plates that the famous porcelain took its inspiration and name.

Our image, Number 66 is from the scarce volume 1 and should be considered as a world class investment quality image. Bespoke hand-dappled acid free mat with added French lines & dappled panel, Gilt fillet, glazed, giltwood & plaster frame.

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George Christian Oeder

George Christian Oeder- Prior to Oeder’s appointment, by Royal decree, as professor of botany in 1752 to the University, botany was considered part of the department of medicine. Objection to his appointment was met by the establishment of Royal Botanical Institution.

The following year Oeder proposed the publication of the project to delineate all the native flowers and plants in Denmark as a way to popularize botany and record all the useful and detrimental properties of those plants.

Previous texts in the form of herbals had listed the medicinal properties of numerous plants but there had been no large scale national recording of flora. The massive undertaking became known as the Flora Danica and as such, became the world’s first National flora.

The first part was published in 1761 at a subsidised price of 6 rix and the final part, 113 years later in 1874. Oeder was the first of thirteen different editors that oversaw the production of 51 parts and three supplements in 17 Volumes, comprising some 3,240 hand-coloured folio copper engraved images. An uncoloured edition was also distributed free throughout the kingdom to encourage further research.

 

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