Published for The Prince of Wales’s Charitable Foundation by Addison Publications Ltd London
Over the past six years many of the leading botanical artists from around the world have visited Southern Transylvania and painted specimens of wild flowers growing in the countryside at His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales’s properties at Viscri in the Saxon Villages and the more remote Zalanpatak.
Traditional farming methods have allowed a wide range of flora to flourish in this idyllic unspoilt landscape of hay-meadows, pastures and woods. Among the species painted are: Clematis, Crocus, Gentian, Hellebore, Hepatica, Orchid and Violet.
A selection panel ensures that each of the 124 watercolours meet the highest standard and it is from these paintings that The Transylvania Florilegium is now being published. Each plate is printed by lithography in England, at actual size and on especially-made archival paper. Introductory information and text for each depicted watercolour, including scientific botanical detail and where and when the illustrated material was found, is included. The Florilegium is presented in two volumes, hand-bound in leather and marbled paper with tooling in gold leaf. Each book measures 19½ x 14 x 2 inches.
The edition is limited to 150 numbered sets, the first of which is assigned to His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales, who has written the Preface and kindly agreed to sign each copy. A list of subscribers to the Transylvania Florilegium will be included in the Volume II.
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