The Tulip book by P. Cos in Wageningen UR Image Collections

Published on
July 22, 2014

The famous Tulip book by P. Cos from 1637 is now available digitally via the Wageningen UR Image Collections

The Tulip book of Pieter Cos is a manuscript nursery catalogue from 1637 with tulips and a small number of other flowers. It was published at the peak of the tulipomania, a period in the Golden Age during which contract prices for bulbs of the recently introduced tulip reached extraordinarily high levels and then suddenly collapsed. All gouaches, watercolours and drawings are free downloadable now via Wageningen UR Image Collections.