Johann Hieronymus Kniphof - Museum für medizinhistorische Bücher Muri
Johann Hieronymus Kniphof

JOHANN HIERONYMUS KNIPHOF

BOTANICA IN ORIGINALI, 2 VOLUMES, 1757-1764

Even a hundred years after the tulip crisis when Kniphof's nature prints appeared, the tulip was still considered a luxury flower.

The fact that Carl Linnaeus named the coveted Tulipa gesneriana after the famous Swiss naturalist Conrad Gessner (1516–1565) shows his admiration for the industrious scientist, Zurich city physician and universal scholar.