Botanical Odds .


Botanical Odds



Gaylussacia Pulchra / Huckleberry
Antique lithograph from 'Plantarum Brasiliae icones et descriptiones hactenus ineditae : iussu et auspiciis Francisci Primi, imperatoris et regis augustissimi / by Ioanne Emanuele Pohl.  in 2 Volumes, Published by  Vindobonae Vienna  by Antonii Strauss, 1827-31,Johann Baptist Emanuel Pohl,  1828. Plantarum Brasiliae Icones et Descriptiones 2: plate 127 full-page; Lithographs, coloured by hand, by Wilhelm Sandler illustration from the smaller page edition so cheaper than the $575 each for large paper  !. . . same pic less margin sorry poor pic £65 each  inc delivery


Dionaea Muscipula / Venus Fly Trap

Antique lithograph from 'Plantarum Brasiliae icones et descriptiones hactenus ineditae : iussu et auspiciis Francisci Primi, imperatoris et regis augustissimi / by Ioanne Emanuele Pohl.  in 2 Volumes, Published by  Vindobonae Vienna  by Antonii Strauss, 1827-31,Johann Baptist Emanuel Pohl,  1828. Plantarum Brasiliae Icones et Descriptiones 2: plate 127 full-page; Lithographs, coloured by hand, by Wilhelm Sandler illustration from the smaller page edition so cheaper than the $575 each for large paper  !. . . same pic less margin £65 each  inc delivery



Metrosideros Glanca / Albany Bottlebrush

Antique lithograph from 'Plantarum Brasiliae icones et descriptiones hactenus ineditae : iussu et auspiciis Francisci Primi, imperatoris et regis augustissimi / by Ioanne Emanuele Pohl.  in 2 Volumes, Published by  Vindobonae Vienna  by Antonii Strauss, 1827-31,Johann Baptist Emanuel Pohl,  1828. Plantarum Brasiliae Icones et Descriptiones 2: plate 127 full-page; Lithographs, coloured by hand, by Wilhelm Sandler illustration from the smaller page edition so cheaper than the $575 each for large paper  !. . . same pic less margin  £65 each  inc delivery


Euryayle Ferox / Prickly Water Lily

Antique lithograph from 'Plantarum Brasiliae icones et descriptiones hactenus ineditae : iussu et auspiciis Francisci Primi, imperatoris et regis augustissimi / by Ioanne Emanuele Pohl.  in 2 Volumes, Published by  Vindobonae Vienna  by Antonii Strauss, 1827-31,Johann Baptist Emanuel Pohl,  1828. Plantarum Brasiliae Icones et Descriptiones 2: plate 127 full-page; Lithographs, coloured by hand, by Wilhelm Sandler illustration from the smaller page edition so cheaper than the $575 each for large paper  !. . .same pic less margin but still whole page   £65 each  inc delivery


Fritillaria Latifolia / Fritillary

Antique lithograph from 'Plantarum Brasiliae icones et descriptiones hactenus ineditae : iussu et auspiciis Francisci Primi, imperatoris et regis augustissimi / by Ioanne Emanuele Pohl.  in 2 Volumes, Published by  Vindobonae Vienna  by Antonii Strauss, 1827-31,Johann Baptist Emanuel Pohl,  1828. Plantarum Brasiliae Icones et Descriptiones 2: plate 127 full-page; Lithographs, coloured by hand, by Wilhelm Sandler illustration from the smaller page edition so cheaper than the $575 each for large paper  !. . . same pic less margin but still whole page   £65 each  inc delivery



Silenene Laciniana / Indian Pink

Antique lithograph from 'Plantarum Brasiliae icones et descriptiones hactenus ineditae : iussu et auspiciis Francisci Primi, imperatoris et regis augustissimi / by Ioanne Emanuele Pohl.  in 2 Volumes, Published by  Vindobonae Vienna  by Antonii Strauss, 1827-31,Johann Baptist Emanuel Pohl,  1828. Plantarum Brasiliae Icones et Descriptiones 2: plate 127 full-page; Lithographs, coloured by hand, by Wilhelm Sandler illustration from the smaller page edition so cheaper than the $575 each for large paper  !. . . same pic less margin but still whole page  £45 each  inc delivery edge tear top left side



Enkianthus Quinqueflora / Fuschia

Antique lithograph from 'Plantarum Brasiliae icones et descriptiones hactenus ineditae : iussu et auspiciis Francisci Primi, imperatoris et regis augustissimi / by Ioanne Emanuele Pohl.  in 2 Volumes, Published by  Vindobonae Vienna  by Antonii Strauss, 1827-31,Johann Baptist Emanuel Pohl,  1828. Plantarum Brasiliae Icones et Descriptiones 2: plate 127 full-page; Lithographs, coloured by hand, by Wilhelm Sandler illustration from the smaller page edition so cheaper than the $575 each for large paper  !. . . same pic less margin but still whole page £65 each  inc delivery


Magnolia Cordata

Antique lithograph from 'Plantarum Brasiliae icones et descriptiones hactenus ineditae : iussu et auspiciis Francisci Primi, imperatoris et regis augustissimi / by Ioanne Emanuele Pohl.  in 2 Volumes, Published by  Vindobonae Vienna  by Antonii Strauss, 1827-31,Johann Baptist Emanuel Pohl,  1828. Plantarum Brasiliae Icones et Descriptiones 2: plate 127 full-page; Lithographs, coloured by hand, by Wilhelm Sandler illustration from the smaller page edition so cheaper than the $575 each for large paper  !. . . same pic less margin but still whole page £65 each  inc delivery


Andromeda Subrotunda / Heather

Antique lithograph from 'Plantarum Brasiliae icones et descriptiones hactenus ineditae : iussu et auspiciis Francisci Primi, imperatoris et regis augustissimi / by Ioanne Emanuele Pohl.  in 2 Volumes, Published by  Vindobonae Vienna  by Antonii Strauss, 1827-31,Johann Baptist Emanuel Pohl,  1828. Plantarum Brasiliae Icones et Descriptiones 2: plate 127 full-page; Lithographs, coloured by hand, by Wilhelm Sandler illustration from the smaller page edition so cheaper than the $575 each for large paper  !. . . same pic less margin but still whole page £65 each  inc delivery


Styrax Macrophyllum / Styrax ?japonica

Antique lithograph from 'Plantarum Brasiliae icones et descriptiones hactenus ineditae : iussu et auspiciis Francisci Primi, imperatoris et regis augustissimi / by Ioanne Emanuele Pohl.  in 2 Volumes, Published by  Vindobonae Vienna  by Antonii Strauss, 1827-31,Johann Baptist Emanuel Pohl,  1828. Plantarum Brasiliae Icones et Descriptiones 2: plate 127 full-page; Lithographs, coloured by hand, by Wilhelm Sandler illustration from the smaller page edition so cheaper than the $575 each for large paper  !. . .same pic less margin but still whole page £65 each  inc delivery




Heliconia Antique lithograph from 'Plantarum Brasiliae icones et descriptiones hactenus ineditae : iussu et auspiciis Francisci Primi, imperatoris et regis augustissimi / by Ioanne Emanuele Pohl.  in 2 Volumes, Published by  Vindobonae Vienna  by Antonii Strauss, 1827-31,Johann Baptist Emanuel Pohl,  1828. Plantarum Brasiliae Icones et Descriptiones 2: plate 127 full-page; Lithographs, coloured by hand, by Wilhelm Sandler illustration from the smaller page edition so cheaper than the $575 each for large paper  !. . .same pic less margin but still whole page £65 each  inc delivery


Clematis Crispa

Antique lithograph from 'Plantarum Brasiliae icones et descriptiones hactenus ineditae : iussu et auspiciis Francisci Primi, imperatoris et regis augustissimi / by Ioanne Emanuele Pohl.  in 2 Volumes, Published by  Vindobonae Vienna  by Antonii Strauss, 1827-31,Johann Baptist Emanuel Pohl,  1828. Plantarum Brasiliae Icones et Descriptiones 2: plate 127 full-page; Lithographs, coloured by hand, by Wilhelm Sandler illustration from the smaller page edition so cheaper than the $575 each for large paper  !. . . same pic less margin but still whole page £65 each  inc delivery


Putranjiva Racburghus

Antique lithograph from "Illustrations of the botany and other branches of the natural history of the Himalayan Mountains ?and of the flora of Cashmere /by J. Forbes Royle." London, published by Parbury, Allen, and Co. 1833-35



Fritillaria latifolia,
 Hand coloured lithograph from  "Flore des Serres et des Jardins de Paris, ou collection de plantes, remarquables par leur utilite, leur elegance, leur eclat ou leur nouveaute" Later copied by Curtis for the Botanical Magazine the opposite way round and a quarter the size... Published Paris: Au depot general de librairie, 1834. Page size 365 mm x 265 mm. The text alters for the later edition from the script of the frist few volumes to blocks.  Flore des Serres et des Jardins de l'Europe ('Flowers of the Greenhouses and Gardens of Europe') (1845–1888) was one of the finest horticulture journals produced in Europe during the 19th century, spanning 23 volumes and over 2000 coloured plates with French, German and English text. Founded by Louis van Houtte and edited together with Charles Antoine Lemaire and Michael Joseph François Scheidweiler, it was a showcase for lavish hand-finished engravings and lithographs depicting and describing botanical curiosities and treasures from around the world. Illustrations here by P. C. Van Geel,from the  New edition of Serum botanicum. £35 inc delivery



 Le cierge du Pérou,  Le cierge rampant, l'Euphorre

Original antique copper engraving from Memoirs of the natural history /Histoire Naturelle  By Jean-Baptiste de Secondat  published 1785 Dimensions 27cm x 42cm later reprinted by Jacques Eustache de Sève - 1817 The original version was by Diderot from Plate 95 :'Histoire Naturelle, Regne Vegetal. 1; Le Cierge du Perou - 2; Le Cierge Rampant - 3; L'Euphorbe'. (Natural History, plant kingdom - 1; Peruvian Apple Cactus - 3; Euphorbia.) but ther numbering alters in later editions   £40 unmounted inc delivery




 Le Poivre Le Betel (1; Pepper - 2; Betel)

Original antique copper engraving from Memoirs of the natural history /Histoire Naturelle  By Jean-Baptiste de Secondat  published 1785 Dimensions 27cm x 42cm later reprinted by Jacques Eustache de Sève - 1817 The original version was by Diderot from Plate 95 :'Histoire Naturelle, Regne Vegetal. but ther numbering alters in later editions   £40 unmounted inc delivery


1; Le Cirier - 2; La Vanille'.
Original antique copper engraving from Memoirs of the natural history /Histoire Naturelle  By Jean-Baptiste de Secondat  published 1785 Dimensions 27cm x 42cm later reprinted by Jacques Eustache de Sève - 1817 The original version was by Diderot from Plate 95 :'Histoire Naturelle, Regne Vegetal. but ther numbering alters in later editions   £40 unmounted inc delivery (Natural History, plant kingdom - 1; Wax myrtle, Southern Bayberry, Candleberry, Bayberry tree, and Tallow shrub - 2; Vanilla.






Principes de Botanique, Système de Tournefort. + Système de Linnaeus.
Original antique copper engraving from Memoirs of the natural history /Histoire Naturelle  By Jean-Baptiste de Secondat  published 1785 Dimensions 27cm x 42cm later reprinted by Jacques Eustache de Sève - 1817 The original version was by Diderot from Plate 95 :'Histoire Naturelle, Regne Vegetal. but ther numbering alters in later editions   £45 unmounted inc delivery PAIR




Antirrhinum Magnae
 Engraved by Dupin filius (sculp). Paris. 1775- 1778.Copper plate engraving on laid paper, old hand colour , plate mark approximately 12 1/2 x 7 3/4 inches on sheet 15 3/4 x 10 inches.  Plate III from  volume  II  of Pierre Joseph Buchoz "Histoire Universelle de Regne Vegetale" /Universal History of the Plant KingdomBorn in Metz (France) in 1731, Buchoz was a physician & lawyer but  a dedicated  naturalist.  He was a prolific publisher of botanical works including Herbier Artificiel, Histoire du Regne Vegetal, Histoire Universelle, Le Jardin d’Eden & Collections Precieuse et Eluminees des Fleurs. £80  sorry winter light+ shadows

The Strawberry Tree

 Antique copper engraving by John Miller, ("painted, engraved and publish'd by") Published London. A.Hunter. 1776.Engraving, handcoloured, image 17 1/2 x 12 inches on sheet 21 x 14 inches. Very good condition. A plate from John Miller's llustratio Systematis Sexualis Linnaei. "An Illustration of the Sexual System of Linnaeus."  As would be expected from a work illustrating the Linnean system, there are a liberal number of botanical details . Johann Sebastian Mueller (John Miller). London, dated 1776.  Mueller, who was born in Nuremberg, Germany in the year 1715 moved to England together with his brother Tobias and published in 15 installments altogether 214 copper etchings of botanicals. In England he called himself John Miller. £285 mounted in a decorated mount  inc delivery cheaper for the pair

The Occidental Plane Tree

  Antique copper engraving by John Miller, ("painted, engraved and publish'd by") Published London. A.Hunter. 1776.Engraving, handcoloured, image 17 1/2 x 12 inches on sheet 21 x 14 inches. Very good condition. A plate from John Miller's llustratio Systematis Sexualis Linnaei. "An Illustration of the Sexual System of Linnaeus."  As would be expected from a work illustrating the Linnean system, there are a liberal number of botanical details . Johann Sebastian Mueller (John Miller). London, dated 1776.  Mueller, who was born in Nuremberg, Germany in the year 1715 moved to England together with his brother Tobias and published in 15 installments altogether 214 copper etchings of botanicals. In England he called himself John Miller. £285 mounted in a decorated mount  inc delivery cheaper for the pair


 The Grapevine, Vitis vinifera vinifera,
Antique copper engraving showing three varieties of the domesticated grape: blue, white, and red. Coloured engraving from Joseph Jacob Plenck .Published in Icones Plantarum Medicinalium, published in Vienna between 1788 and 1803.  Dr Joseph Plenck, a Viennese protodermatologist, was professor and secretary of the Imperial Medical Josephine Academy, which today houses the Institute for the History of Medicine. A man of diversified interests and a prolific author, he wrote many treatises covering various fields from dermatology and dentistry to surgery, anatomy, pharmacology, and botany. Crease base  rt corner ( soft)  occasional light foxing starting to come out in the paper less apparent when not lit to show it !. Text in both Latin and German with a faded ink inscription beneath  saying raisins . Page size is 310 x450 mm. Plate size varies. £95

 



Martagon Imperiale  Martagon Exoticum
Michael Valentini - Viridarium Reformatum, seu Regnum Vegetabile: Krauter Buch (Newly Revised Garden of the Plant Kingdom: Herb Book), 1719
From Viridarium Reformatum, seu Regnum Vegetabile: Krauter Buch (Newly Revised Garden of the Plant Kingdom: Herb Book), Michael Bernhard Valentini (1657-1729) editor. Frankfurt, Anton Heinscheidt, 1719. The Viridarium Reformatum is an important collection of botanical illustrations by a number of artists, Johann Theodor de Bry most prominent among them. It is thought that Valentini, a physician, professor of medicine and collector of natural history specimens, had acquired de Bry's plates from his famous Florilegium renovatum et auctum of 1641, done in collaboration with son-in-law Matthäus Merian. It was Valentini's desire that this collection serve as a "botanical library".  £185 older colour full page  Pge size 16.67 x 25.64 soft crease



Melilotus Corniculis


Gleditzia
from Botanical Extracts: or philosophy of botany by Robert John Thornton, London 1810 but dated 1805  to the print . Engravings are after artists such as Warner, Sydenham Edwards, Peter Henderson, and Philip Reinagle. Robert John Thornton was born in 1768 to a successful writer. After three years study in medicine, he became enamored with the world of botany, and set out almost immediately on his most famous work New Illustrations of the Sexual System of Linnaeus, Production of these works nearly drove him to bankruptcy, even though  funded with his  inheritance. Thornton attempted to avert financial disaster by petitioning Parliament to form the Royal Botanic Lottery, with the works of his botanical career, including The Botanical Extracts,  as prizes. The lottery was not successful, as Thornton left his family nearly penniless when he died in 1837.   £85 untinted


Scandix  Pecten
from Botanical Extracts: or philosophy of botany by Robert John Thornton, London 1810 but dated 1805  to the print . Engravings are after artists such as Warner, Sydenham Edwards, Peter Henderson, and Philip Reinagle. Robert John Thornton was born in 1768 to a successful writer. After three years study in medicine, he became enamored with the world of botany, and set out almost immediately on his most famous work New Illustrations of the Sexual System of Linnaeus, Production of these works nearly drove him to bankruptcy, even though  funded with his  inheritance. Thornton attempted to avert financial disaster by petitioning Parliament to form the Royal Botanic Lottery, with the works of his botanical career, including The Botanical Extracts,  as prizes. The lottery was not successful, as Thornton left his family nearly penniless when he died in 1837.   £85 untinted


Campanula Rotundifolia, Round-leaved Bell-flower
from Botanical Extracts: or philosophy of botany by Robert John Thornton, London 1810 but dated 1805  to the print . Engravings are after artists such as Warner, Sydenham Edwards, Peter Henderson, and Philip Reinagle. Robert John Thornton was born in 1768 to a successful writer. After three years study in medicine, he became enamored with the world of botany, and set out almost immediately on his most famous work New Illustrations of the Sexual System of Linnaeus, Production of these works nearly drove him to bankruptcy, even though  funded with his  inheritance. Thornton attempted to avert financial disaster by petitioning Parliament to form the Royal Botanic Lottery, with the works of his botanical career, including The Botanical Extracts,  as prizes. The lottery was not successful, as Thornton left his family nearly penniless when he died in 1837.   £85 untinted
  from Paxton's Flower Garden,  Published London: Bradbury and Evans, 1850-53. 3 volumes, by Joseph Paxton  & John LINDLEY.° (261 x 202mm.),  Fom the set of 108 hand-coloured lithographed/ zincograph plates , with  contemporary  watercolour  by C. F. Cheffins after drawings by  L. Constans


Gramen etc Tab CCCLX/360

by Matthäus Merian for Johann Theodor de Bry - Published Frankfurt, 1641or later edition 1647  Copper engraving plate size 16,5 x 25,5 cm Looks to be from Florilegium renovatum . The first edition appeared 1612-14 with 87 plates. The florilegium was  popular and considerably expanded in later editions. Johann Theodor de Bry belonged to a noted family of engravers from Frankfurt. "In 1641, twenty-one years after the death of Johann Theodor de Bry, Matthaeus Merian the elder published an amplified version of the 'opus magnus' of his father-in-law 'Florelegium novum', entitling it 'Florilegium renovatum'. Merian was born in Basel in 1593. he settled in Frankfurt, where he married de Bry's daughter. A versatile artist, Merian not only continued the work of his father-in-law as an engraver, he also painted landscapes, portraits and historical scenes. His children, Matthaeus the younger and Maria Sibylla, followed in his footsteps: both became artists." Untinted but could be tinted or returned to a volume. Items are left as is in order that this option is available £125 inc delivery


Orchis  Triorchis etc Tab CCCXXIII/323

by Matthäus Merian for Johann Theodor de Bry - Published Frankfurt, 1641or later edition 1647  Copper engraving plate size 16,5 x 25,5 cm Looks to be from Florilegium renovatum . The first edition appeared 1612-14 with 87 plates. The florilegium was  popular and considerably expanded in later editions. Johann Theodor de Bry belonged to a noted family of engravers from Frankfurt. "In 1641, twenty-one years after the death of Johann Theodor de Bry, Matthaeus Merian the elder published an amplified version of the 'opus magnus' of his father-in-law 'Florelegium novum', entitling it 'Florilegium renovatum'. Merian was born in Basel in 1593. he settled in Frankfurt, where he married de Bry's daughter. A versatile artist, Merian not only continued the work of his father-in-law as an engraver, he also painted landscapes, portraits and historical scenes. His children, Matthaeus the younger and Maria Sibylla, followed in his footsteps: both became artists." Untinted but could be tinted or returned to a volume. Items are left as is in order that this option is available £125 inc delivery
 

Potamogeton etc Tab LXVII /67

by Matthäus Merian for Johann Theodor de Bry - Published Frankfurt, 1641or later edition 1647  Copper engraving plate size 16,5 x 25,5 cm Looks to be from Florilegium renovatum . The first edition appeared 1612-14 with 87 plates. The florilegium was  popular and considerably expanded in later editions. Johann Theodor de Bry belonged to a noted family of engravers from Frankfurt. "In 1641, twenty-one years after the death of Johann Theodor de Bry, Matthaeus Merian the elder published an amplified version of the 'opus magnus' of his father-in-law 'Florelegium novum', entitling it 'Florilegium renovatum'. Merian was born in Basel in 1593. he settled in Frankfurt, where he married de Bry's daughter. A versatile artist, Merian not only continued the work of his father-in-law as an engraver, he also painted landscapes, portraits and historical scenes. His children, Matthaeus the younger and Maria Sibylla, followed in his footsteps: both became artists." Untinted but could be tinted or returned to a volume. Items are left as is in order that this option is available £125 inc delivery


Iuncus etc Tab LXXV /75

by Matthäus Merian for Johann Theodor de Bry - Published Frankfurt, 1641or later edition 1647  Copper engraving plate size 16,5 x 25,5 cm Looks to be from Florilegium renovatum . The first edition appeared 1612-14 with 87 plates. The florilegium was  popular and considerably expanded in later editions. Johann Theodor de Bry belonged to a noted family of engravers from Frankfurt. "In 1641, twenty-one years after the death of Johann Theodor de Bry, Matthaeus Merian the elder published an amplified version of the 'opus magnus' of his father-in-law 'Florelegium novum', entitling it 'Florilegium renovatum'. Merian was born in Basel in 1593. he settled in Frankfurt, where he married de Bry's daughter. A versatile artist, Merian not only continued the work of his father-in-law as an engraver, he also painted landscapes, portraits and historical scenes. His children, Matthaeus the younger and Maria Sibylla, followed in his footsteps: both became artists." Untinted but could be tinted or returned to a volume. Items are left as is in order that this option is available £125 inc delivery crease in base margin as shown
All four plates £350


WILDE AMANDEL EN SACKASTAKIES. - AFRAGTAKJE EN NAER-WENDVRUGT./The wild almond
 African shrubs The wild almond   Copper engraving with later hand colour from Volume I. Voyage par la Moscovie, en Perse et aux Indes orientales. Pl. dépl.1 en reg. p.2 :  By Cornelis de Bruijn (also spelled Cornelius de Bruyn, (1652-1726/7) was a Dutch artist and traveler. Engraver Matthys Pool (1670-ca.1732) From: Travels into Muscovy, Persia, and part of the East-Indies Size Sheet: 392 x 461 mm; Plate: 289 x 382 mm Published 1718 fold as issued £75 inc delivery older hand tintunmounted


 'Midmusk fleur & feuilles / Feuilles &c. de Rhubarbe et Fockie-Fockiese'  +  Aubergine
showing the flower and leaves of the Bidmusk (Musk tree), and of rhubarb.Copper engraving with later hand colour from Volume I. Voyage par la Moscovie, en Perse et aux Indes orientales. Pl. dépl.1 en reg. p.2 :  By Cornelis de Bruijn (also spelled Cornelius de Bruyn, (1652-1726/7) was a Dutch artist and traveler. Engraver Matthys Pool (1670-ca.1732) From: Travels into Muscovy, Persia, and part of the East-Indies Size Sheet: 392 x 461 mm; Plate: 289 x 382 mm Published 1718 fold as issued £75 inc delivery older hand tint unmounted



Simple Leaves according to Linneus pl1

Large Copper engraved print published by Cooke, Paternoster Row 1789 £20 unmounted


Determinate Leaves, Stems, Supports & Roots  according to Linneus pl2

Large Copper engraved print published by Cooke, Paternoster Row 1789 £20 unmounted


 Flowers , Fructifications, Peduncle & Foliation according to Linneus pl3

Large Copper engraved print published by Cooke, Paternoster Row 1789 £20 unmounted


Classes & order of Flowers according to Linneus pl4

Large Copper engraved print published by Cooke, Paternoster Row 1789 £20 unmounted



Classes & order of Flowers according to Linneus pl5

Large Copper engraved print published by Cooke, Paternoster Row 1789 £20 unmounted


Classes & order of Flowers according to Linneus pl6

Large Copper engraved print published by Cooke, Paternoster Row 1789 £20 unmounted mark to pageunmounted mark to page
Commplete set of six posted etc £100 

Ásparagus Sylvaticus Tab 201. vol 3 full page good colour bad pic £55 mega RARE

from WALDSTEIN, F. DE PAULA ADAM GRAF VON & P. KITAIBEL. Descriptiones et icones plantarum rariorum Hungariae. pub Vienna, Matthias Andreas Schmidt, (1799) 1802 to1812. 3 volumes. Folio (465 x 332mm). With large sepia aquatint view at beginning of preface to vol I and 280 handcoloured engraved plates, 16 folding.The first (and only) edition of this monumental flora of Hungary and adjacent territories, including Croatia, with splendid plates in the Viennese 'Jacquin' style. The text was by Paul Kitaibel (1757 to1817), professor of botany at the University of Pest. 'He spent much of his career roaming Hungary and collecting botanical, zoological, and mineralogical specimens as well as folklore. His collections of botanical and mineralogical specimens formed the basis for the natural history collection in the Hungarian National Museum' (Johnston). The work was financed by Count Franz Waldstein (1759-1823), an Austrian military leader who fought against the Turks and North African states as a Maltese knight and in the Austrian-Turkish war and the Prussian campaign. From 1789 he devoted himself to botany, travelling with Kitaibel through Hungary collecting plants, interspersed with military service. His herbarium is in Prague. The aquatint view is signed by Hirscher. The plates are engraved by Karl Schutz after drawings by his son Johann. The work was intended to be completed in four volumes but a note on page 310 states that publication was suspended because of 'multiplicia impedimenta, quae e gravibus temporibus in quibus vivimus inseparatibilia sunt' (the many impediments which are inseparable from the troubled times we live in).

 
Barley
Engraving, published by Dr. Thornton, London, 1803  engraved by Peter Mazel, /Peter Mazell (floruit 1764-1797).... Robert John Thornton  (1768-1837).This is not one of the superior 'Temple of Flora Prints but was produced at the same time as he opened his gallery in 1803. It is a study of the Linnean principles and show the sex organs and evelopment of the plant . Old colour some matt burn from framing still in elderly frame and stained mount but posted sans glass £85 an affordable Thornton print for once





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