Each thermometer, produced by Italian craftsmen, is decorated by hand with images taken from the Pharmaceutisch-Medicinische Botanik by Daniel Wagner (1800-1890) and from the Hortus Amoenissimus by Franciscus De Geest (1638-1699).
The history of botany, and disclosing its most rare and precious aspects, has always been part of the Aboca project.
The Pharmaceutisch-Medicinische Botanik was printed in Vienna between 1828 and 1829 and is a collection of delicate lithographs by Ignaz Stenzel, one of the most renowned botanic illustrators of the XIX century.
The Hortus Amoenissimus was painted by Franciscus de Geest at the end of the 17th century. It contains more than 200 illustrations of flowers and still amazes today through the freshness of the colours and the grace of the marks with which each species is drawn. The reproduction of the original manuscript, held at Biblioteca Nazionale Centrale, Rome, was curated and published by Aboca Edizioni.
The flower decorating the thermometer:
Scarlet Pimpernel (Anagallis arvensis) with red flowers