Botanical James Petiver 1711  p2.

 

Botanical James Petiver 1711

James Petiver (c. 1665–1718) lived in London where he held an apothecary, but became well-known for his study of botany and entomology. From  Petiver, J. 1764: Jacobi Petiveri Opera Historiam naturalem spectantia; or Gazophylaceum containing several 1000 Figures of Birds, Beats, Fish, Reptiles, Insects, Shells, Corals, Fossils etc. from all Nations on 156 Copperplates, with Latin and English Names. – London (Bateman). Illustrations and engravings by James Petiver;  Sutton Nicholls (fl. 1680–1740), >
"James Petiver, known primarily as a botanist and as one of the founders of British entomology, went to considerable expense to have ships’ captains and surgeons supply him with specimens of natural history from around the world for his museum. In the Gazophylacium, one of Petiver’s rarest and most interesting productions, the figures of reptiles and amphibians, plants, shells, insects, birds, and other animals are displayed together on the same plate. It was the intention of both author and publisher that the text be pasted down on the versos of the plates facing the appropriate plate, with dedication mounted at the foot of each, as in the Spencer Library’s copy; however, in most states of the work, text is simply printed on the back of each plate.  £82 tinted". Now £45 each (Inflation ?) untinted text available just ask. This was produced in various editions the only clue is the text states by Petiver at Aldersgate and but 5 sections get one free !. A later section is by Christopher Bateman dated 1711  but it then  also has a section of text in English so fits none of the descriptions in any of the libraries  ie standard 18THc mishmash all later bound together. Luckily spared the  pink watercolour that mars many. They could be tinted but would benefit from a tinter who checks what the items were coloured first before reaching for the pink and yellow wash.



Plants TabLXXXII

Antique copper engraving  published pre 1767( see above) , London for "Jacobi Petiveri Opera, Historiam Naturalem Spectantia..." by James Petiver. Illustrated after  Maria Sibylla Merian, Naturalist and Artist (1647–1717), Mark Catesby, John Ray and many others. Stupidly rare book untouched all full page as shown.   Size: 36 x 23cm inc delivery cheaper when collected


Bugs, Beetles, Moths, Plants  Tab XLI
Antique copper engraving  published pre 1767( see above) , London for "Jacobi Petiveri Opera, Historiam Naturalem Spectantia..." by James Petiver. Illustrated after Maria Merian, Mark Catesby, John Ray and many others. Stupidly rare book untouched all full page as shown.   Size: 36 x 23cm  £45 inc delivery cheaper when collected


Bulbs,corms  Tab LXXXVII
Antique copper engraving  published pre 1767( see above) , London for "Jacobi Petiveri Opera, Historiam Naturalem Spectantia..." by James Petiver. Illustrated after Maria Merian, Mark Catesby, John Ray and many others. Stupidly rare book untouched all full page as shown.   Size: 36 x 23cm  £45 inc delivery cheaper when collected


Beetles ,Butterflies, Plants Tab XLII
Antique copper engraving  published pre 1767( see above) , London for "Jacobi Petiveri Opera, Historiam Naturalem Spectantia..." by James Petiver. Illustrated after Maria Merian, Mark Catesby, John Ray and many others. Stupidly rare book untouched all full page as shown.  Size: 36 x 23cm  £45 inc delivery cheaper when collected



Flowers , Plants Tab 107
Antique copper engraving  published pre 1767( see above) , London for "Jacobi Petiveri Opera, Historiam Naturalem Spectantia..." by James Petiver. Illustrated after Maria Merian, Mark Catesby, John Ray and many others. Stupidly rare book untouched all full page as shown.  Size: 36 x 23cm  £45 inc delivery cheaper when collected



Shells,  Plants,  Tab 106
Antique copper engraving  published pre 1767( see above) , London for "Jacobi Petiveri Opera, Historiam Naturalem Spectantia..." by James Petiver. Illustrated after Maria Merian, Mark Catesby, John Ray and many others. Stupidly rare book untouched all full page as shown.  Size: 36 x 23cm  £45 inc delivery cheaper when collected


Aloes, Luzonmenses  Plants,  Tab 103
Antique copper engraving  published pre 1767( see above) , London for "Jacobi Petiveri Opera, Historiam Naturalem Spectantia..." by James Petiver. Illustrated after Maria Merian, Mark Catesby, John Ray and many others. Stupidly rare book untouched all full page as shown.  Size: 36 x 23cm  £45 inc delivery cheaper when collected


Trees  Plants,  Tab 109
Antique copper engraving  published pre 1767( see above) , London for "Jacobi Petiveri Opera, Historiam Naturalem Spectantia..." by James Petiver. Illustrated after Maria Merian, Mark Catesby, John Ray and many others. Stupidly rare book untouched all full page as shown.  Size: 36 x 23cm  £45 inc delivery cheaper when collected



Canada Plants,  Tab 110
Antique copper engraving  published pre 1767( see above) , London for "Jacobi Petiveri Opera, Historiam Naturalem Spectantia..." by James Petiver. Illustrated after Maria Merian, Mark Catesby, John Ray and many others. Stupidly rare book untouched all full page as shown.  Size: 36 x 23cm  £45 inc delivery cheaper when collected not a hole a speck of paper



Berries, Moths  Plants,  Tab 108
Antique copper engraving  published pre 1767( see above) , London for "Jacobi Petiveri Opera, Historiam Naturalem Spectantia..." by James Petiver. Illustrated after Maria Merian, Mark Catesby, John Ray and many others. Stupidly rare book untouched all full page as shown.  Size: 36 x 23cm  £45 inc delivery cheaper when collected

 
Ferns,Trees,  Plants,  Tab LII
Antique copper engraving  published pre 1767( see above) , London for "Jacobi Petiveri Opera, Historiam Naturalem Spectantia..." by James Petiver. Illustrated after Maria Merian, Mark Catesby, John Ray and many others. Stupidly rare book untouched all full page as shown.  Size: 36 x 23cm  £45 inc delivery cheaper when collected


Moths, Shells,  Plants,  Tab XIX
Antique copper engraving  published pre 1767( see above) , London for "Jacobi Petiveri Opera, Historiam Naturalem Spectantia..." by James Petiver. Illustrated after Maria Merian, Mark Catesby, John Ray and many others. Stupidly rare book untouched all full page as shown.  Size: 36 x 23cm  £15 inc delivery cheaper when collected Creased soiled
Text to book
Antique copper engraving  published pre 1767( see above) , London for "Jacobi Petiveri Opera, Historiam Naturalem Spectantia..." by James Petiver. Illustrated after Maria Merian, Mark Catesby, John Ray and many others. Stupidly rare book untouched all full page as shown.  Size: 36 x 23cm  £95 inc delivery cheaper when collected



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