Koustrup & Co.

Koustrup & Co - 'Sommer' Card & Envelope Set

$17.00

Koustrup & Co is a Danish family owned business creating a wide range of beautiful stationery. We have selected our favourites for Pappa Sven!

The beautiful illustrations originate from the book Flora Danica. It was, in its time, constructed as a bookwork across the Danish flora. Initially, it should be both a botanical description of the wild plants in the Danish king's lands and an associated tablet work. Only the boards were finished. The Botanical Works Flora Danica was published 1761-1883, and during the 122 years that the publication lasted, the project was changed several times. The finished work contains 3240 copper-plated boards.

The cards are printed at a Swan-labeled company and made from environmentally certified FSC paper. 

The envelopes are made of eco-friendly eucalyptus paper.

The motifs on the cards:

Papaver rhoeas - Corn Poppy - 1818
Verbascum densiflorum - Dense-flowered Mullein - 1825
Malva Alcea - Greater Musk-mallow - 1827
Campanula Trachelium - Nettle-leaved Bellflower - 1836
Vicia villosa - Fodder Vetch - 1858
Epilobium angustifolium - Rosebay Willowherb - 1877
Pisum sativum - Pea - 1883
Calystegia sepium - Hedge Bindweed - 1883

The card folder contains 8 double cards with matching envelopes.