Description of Johann Herman Knoop's Beschrijving en Afbeeldingen van de Beste Soorten van Appelen e
These fine hand-colored engravings are from the work entitled Beschrijving en Afbeeldingen van de Beste Soorten van Appelen en Peeren (Description and Images of the Best Kinds of Apples and Pears) by Johann Herman Knoop published in Amsterdam in 1790. Knoop is well known for his pomological works and spent many years as chief gardener for Maria Louisa van Hessen Cassel. The images feature apples, pears, and several more types of fruits, all illustrated. engraved, and colored with great talent. They fold-out images on fine water-marked paper that measures ~9 1/4" by 12 1/2".