A vital staging-post on Eggert Pétursons journey from his early bookworks with pressed flowers and photographs of plants to his paintings is a collection of 271 illustrations made for the field guide Icelandic Flora with Colour Illustrations, published in 1983. In this volume, Péturssons magnificent drawings are published for the first time in their full size A3 420 x 297 mm arranged by taxonomic order (family, genus). Each illustration is accompanied by a botanical description from the original text. The book is published in 500 individually numbered copies, signed by Eggert Pétursson.
FÍT Prize for the best book design 2009. Nomination for best book design at ADC*E in Barcelona 2009.
420 x 297 mm, 560 pages, 271 gouache drawings, 500 signed and individually numbered copies. Cross wood case, linen wrapped.