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Semper Augustus the most expensive tulip bulb during the Dutch

Semper Augustus the most expensive tulip bulb during the Dutch

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Semper Augustus, the most expensive tulip bulb during the Dutch C17th tulip mania, watercolour, unknown artist

THE WORLD'S MOST EXPENSIVE TULIP - EVER!

A tulip, known as "the Viceroy" (viseroij), displayed in the 1637 Dutch catalog Verzameling van een Meenigte Tulipaanen. Its bulb was offered for sale ...

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Semper Augustus, times two. (Image: Brandemandus tulip book/Public domain)

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Admirael van der Eijck from the 1637 catalog of P.Cos., sold for 1045 guilders on February 5, 1637

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Flower, Semper Augustus Tulip

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Tulip 'Semper Augustus'

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