Wednesday, July 9, 2008
It looks like the present florilegium was painted onto pages from both of the Essen tournament works, making up a kind of scrapbook. The binding bears a date of 1606 and the volume is made up from pages out of the books from 1596 and 1598 by Wilhelm Dilich. The botanical artist is not known and their lush naturalistic watercolour flowers are accompanied by latin taxonomic names. From the Munich State Library BSB Cod.icon. 27(1 .