Crispijn De Pass II (The Younger), (1597-1670) worked in Paris, Utrecht and Amsterdam. His work on the “Maneige royal” (“Instructions to the kind on how to ride a horse”) of Antoine de Pluvinel is considered by Hind the finest work of the dynasty. Compiler of the Hortus Floridus which holds an important place within the botanical iconography. The copper engravings represented plants and flowers more accurately, but also in an artistic manner.


Muscari with Scented Yellow Flower with Dull White Colour of Dodens, Plate 5  from Hortus Floridus by Crispijn De Pass (the younger) Printed at Utrecht by Salomon de Roy, 1615. Folio 7 5/16 x 11 ¾, Plate 5 13/16 x 8 11/16. Hand-colored copper engraving on laid paper

(Arnemulden 1564 – 1637 Utrecht)