SIEBECK, Rudolph (1812-1878)
Atlas zur bildenden Gartenkunst in ihren modernen Formen. Auf zwanzig colorirten Tafeln
Leipzig: Friedrich Voigt, 1856. Broadsheet. (22 1/2 x 17 3/4 inches). Letterpress title. 20 hand-coloured lithographed plates (i.e. 17 plates, the final plate being a very large folding plate comprised of four sheets joined and numbered XVII-XX), lithographed by Sommer. Without the text volume.
Contemporary half green morocco over green cloth covered boards, upper cover lettered in gilt, spine with raised bands in six compartments, lettered in the second compartment, the others with an overall decoration in gilt, marbled endpapers, gilt edges
A large folio atlas of beautifully hand-coloured garden designs.
The very rare hand coloured atlas to the second edition of this work on garden design, done on an immense scale. Siebeck served as the city gardener at Leipzig, the gardener to Baron Carl von Hügeland and later became the chief gardener of Vienna, designing the Vienna City Park, among others. In this very large and beautifully hand coloured atlas, he illustrated various classic garden designs. Much reduced in size versions were published in English (London 1864) and French (Paris 1867). Rare, with only one example of the first edition (Leipzig 1853) and no examples of the present second edition appearing in the auction records.