Ehret, Barbados 1750.

 

Natural History of Barbados 1750




 

To the right honble the Earl of Sandwich first lord  of the Admiralty  This Plate is humbly Inscribed.
Plate 27, Page 288 The Incrusted Sea-Rods, Fig. 1; The Sea-Ginger, or the Palmed Harts-Horn, Fig. 2
[Porous Sea Rod (Pseudoplexaura porosa) and Fire Coral (Millepora alcicornis)]
  Hand coloured copper engravings . Published in 1750 .by Reverend Griffith Hughes’ “The Natural History of Barbados” published in 1750. A rare work containing detailed folio prints illustrated by Ehret, Mynde & others. Georg Dionysius Ehret (1708-1770) was a botanist, entomologist and master botanical illustrator. A highly skilled and prolific artist Ehret, established himself as the pre-eminent botanical illustrator of the 18th century collaborating with such  as Linnaeus .Ehret was born in Heidelberg, Germany, and trained as a gardener. He became the protégé of the Margrave of Baden-Durlach, who hired him to design town and palace gardens at Karlsruhe and make paintings of his flowers. After leaving the Margrave’s employ, relocated in Regensburg, where he met Johann Wilhelm Weinmann, and was employed  to produced drawings which were  his first published works, for Phythanoza Iconographia. After  producing the first 500 drawings, he had a dispute with Weinmann over payment and obtained a new position copying plates for another , while also working independently . His talents were recognized by Dr. Jakob Trew of Nuremberg ( who dis Elisabeth Blackwells folio) , becoming his lifelong patron and friend. he worked upon Trew’s Plantae Selectae (1750-1773) and Hortus…Amoenissimorum Florum (1750-1786), and his own Plantae Paliliones Rariores (1748-1759) and Natural History of Barbados (1750). He often engraved his own plates. £360 inc delivery



To the Most Revd Father in God Thomas Lord Bishop of London
Citrus buxifolia Poiret [as Forbidden-Fruit-Tree]
Hughes, G., The natural history of Barbados, p. 177, t. 7 (1750)
Hand coloured copper engravings . Published in 1750 .by Reverend Griffith Hughes’ “The Natural History of Barbados” published in 1750. A rare work containing detailed folio prints illustrated by Ehret, Mynde & others. Georg Dionysius Ehret (1708-1770) was a botanist, entomologist and master botanical illustrator. A highly skilled and prolific artist Ehret, established himself as the pre-eminent botanical illustrator of the 18th century collaborating with such  as Linnaeus .Ehret was born in Heidelberg, Germany, and trained as a gardener. He became the protégé of the Margrave of Baden-Durlach, who hired him to design town and palace gardens at Karlsruhe and make paintings of his flowers. After leaving the Margrave’s employ, relocated in Regensburg, where he met Johann Wilhelm Weinmann, and was employed  to produced drawings which were  his first published works, for Phythanoza Iconographia. After  producing the first 500 drawings, he had a dispute with Weinmann over payment and obtained a new position copying plates for another , while also working independently . His talents were recognized by Dr. Jakob Trew of Nuremberg ( who dis Elisabeth Blackwells folio) , becoming his lifelong patron and friend. he worked upon Trew’s Plantae Selectae (1750-1773) and Hortus…Amoenissimorum Florum (1750-1786), and his own Plantae Paliliones Rariores (1748-1759) and Natural History of Barbados (1750). He often engraved his own plates. £360 inc delivery



To His Excellency the Rt Honble Earl of Albemarle this Plate is Humbly inscribd
Jatropha gossypiifolia L. [as Belly-Ach] [4356-567020-207042]
Hughes, G., The natural history of Barbados, p. 152, t. 11, fig. 1
Hand coloured copper engravings . Published in 1750 .by Reverend Griffith Hughes’ “The Natural History of Barbados” published in 1750. A rare work containing detailed folio prints illustrated by Ehret, Mynde & others. Georg Dionysius Ehret (1708-1770) was a botanist, entomologist and master botanical illustrator. A highly skilled and prolific artist Ehret, established himself as the pre-eminent botanical illustrator of the 18th century collaborating with such  as Linnaeus .Ehret was born in Heidelberg, Germany, and trained as a gardener. He became the protégé of the Margrave of Baden-Durlach, who hired him to design town and palace gardens at Karlsruhe and make paintings of his flowers. After leaving the Margrave’s employ, relocated in Regensburg, where he met Johann Wilhelm Weinmann, and was employed  to produced drawings which were  his first published works, for Phythanoza Iconographia. After  producing the first 500 drawings, he had a dispute with Weinmann over payment and obtained a new position copying plates for another , while also working independently . His talents were recognized by Dr. Jakob Trew of Nuremberg ( who dis Elisabeth Blackwells folio) , becoming his lifelong patron and friend. he worked upon Trew’s Plantae Selectae (1750-1773) and Hortus…Amoenissimorum Florum (1750-1786), and his own Plantae Paliliones Rariores (1748-1759) and Natural History of Barbados (1750). He often engraved his own plates. £360 inc delivery





To the Most revd father in God Natthew Lord Arch Bishop of York
Guaiacum officinale L. [ as Lignum Vitae, Guaiacum] [2346-482112-207039] Hughes, G., The natural history of Barbados, p. 142, t. 9 (1750)

Hand coloured copper engravings . Published in 1750 .by Reverend Griffith Hughes’ “The Natural History of Barbados” published in 1750. A rare work containing detailed folio prints illustrated by Ehret, Mynde & others. Georg Dionysius Ehret (1708-1770) was a botanist, entomologist and master botanical illustrator. A highly skilled and prolific artist Ehret, established himself as the pre-eminent botanical illustrator of the 18th century collaborating with such  as Linnaeus .Ehret was born in Heidelberg, Germany, and trained as a gardener. He became the protégé of the Margrave of Baden-Durlach, who hired him to design town and palace gardens at Karlsruhe and make paintings of his flowers. After leaving the Margrave’s employ, relocated in Regensburg, where he met Johann Wilhelm Weinmann, and was employed  to produced drawings which were  his first published works, for Phythanoza Iconographia. After  producing the first 500 drawings, he had a dispute with Weinmann over payment and obtained a new position copying plates for another , while also working independently . His talents were recognized by Dr. Jakob Trew of Nuremberg ( who dis Elisabeth Blackwells folio) , becoming his lifelong patron and friend. he worked upon Trew’s Plantae Selectae (1750-1773) and Hortus…Amoenissimorum Florum (1750-1786), and his own Plantae Paliliones Rariores (1748-1759) and Natural History of Barbados (1750). He often engraved his own plates. £360 inc delivery




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