Botanical  Jacob Planck.


Icones Plantarum Medicinalium


Icones is devoted to the medicinal properties of native European plants, many of them figured and described here for the first time. It is dedicated to Joseph II and very much in the 'Jacquin' style; in fact, a few of the plates are re-impressions of Jacquin plates. The work is a famous rarity; " (De Belder 281).  Full title 'Icones plantarum medicinalium secundum systema Linnæi digestarum, cum enumeratione virium et usus medici, chirurgici atque diætetici'.  Published in Vienna, by Rudolph Græffer & Soc., 1788-1792.  ** These seem to be original coour enhanced with gum arabic**

Joseph Jacob Plenck ( Plencke in some works)  (1735-1807) was an Austrian physician and the founder of modern dermatology. He was born the son of a Viennese bookbinder and studied medicine; he served in the Seven Years' War, and despite his unfinished education, he trained as a regimental doctor.In 1770, he was appointed by Empress Maria Theresa professor of surgery and obstetrics at the University of Trnava; from there he went on to Budapest and in 1785, was finally appointed professor of chemistry and botany at the Military-Medical Academy in Vienna (Josephinum). From 1788, he published seven volumes of his 'Icones plantarum medicinalium'. In his work, which contains a total of 758 coloured copper engravings, he described the medical use of all of the then known herbal plants, according to Linnaeus' new botanical classification system, and wrote all the text in German and Latin. Plates by Plenck hardly ever are offered for sale in decent condition and are rare!





Ribes Nigrum.L. Die schwarze Johannisbeere. [Black Currant]
 Antique hand coloured engraving  with text by Jacob Joseph Plenck  but no artist or engraver is mentioned. Published  Vienna, 1788-1803  Image size  35.5 x 28.0 cm. Orginal coloured copper engraving. Paper size 48 x 33 cm; laid paper; watermarked,, from: "Icones plantarum medicinalium", Vienna, 1788-1803. Early or original  colour Text in both Latin and German   £125 each unmounted inc delivery cheaper collected



Smilax Sarsaparilla / Die Sarseparille
 Antique hand coloured engraving  with text by Jacob Joseph Plenck  but no artist or engraver is mentioned. Published  Vienna, 1788-1803  Image size  35.5 x 28.0 cm. Orginal coloured copper engraving. Paper size 48 x 33 cm; laid paper; watermarked,, from: "Icones plantarum medicinalium", Vienna, 1788-1803. Early or original  colour Text in both Latin and German   £125 each unmounted inc delivery cheaper collected




Lilium Martagon L. / Die Turkische Bund / Turks Cap Lily
 Antique hand coloured engraving  with text by Jacob Joseph Plenck  but no artist or engraver is mentioned. Published  Vienna, 1788-1803  Image size  35.5 x 28.0 cm. Orginal coloured copper engraving. Paper size 48 x 33 cm; laid paper; watermarked,, from: "Icones plantarum medicinalium", Vienna, 1788-1803. Early or original  colour Text in both Latin and German   £125 each unmounted inc delivery cheaper collected... narrow left margin 1 cm



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Angelica Archangelica / Die edle Engelwurz / Angelica / Wild Celery
 Antique hand coloured engraving  with text by Jacob Joseph Plenck  but no artist or engraver is mentioned. Published  Vienna, 1788-1803  Image size  35.5 x 28.0 cm. Orginal coloured copper engraving. Paper size 48 x 33 cm; laid paper; watermarked,, from: "Icones plantarum medicinalium", Vienna, 1788-1803. Early or original  colour Text in both Latin and German   £125 each unmounted inc delivery cheaper collected narrow left margin 1 cm



Rheum Palmatum / Die hand Formige Rhubarber / Chinese Rhubarb
 Antique hand coloured engraving  with text by Jacob Joseph Plenck  but no artist or engraver is mentioned. Published  Vienna, 1788-1803  Image size  35.5 x 28.0 cm. Orginal coloured copper engraving. Paper size 48 x 33 cm; laid paper; watermarked,, from: "Icones plantarum medicinalium", Vienna, 1788-1803. Early or original  colour Text in both Latin and German   £125 each unmounted inc delivery cheaper collected narrow left margin 1 cm




Scandix Odorata / Der Wohlreichende Korbel / Sweet Cicely
 Antique hand coloured engraving  with text by Jacob Joseph Plenck  but no artist or engraver is mentioned. Published  Vienna, 1788-1803  Image size  35.5 x 28.0 cm. Orginal coloured copper engraving. Paper size 48 x 33 cm; laid paper; watermarked,, from: "Icones plantarum medicinalium", Vienna, 1788-1803. Early or original  colour Text in both Latin and German   £125 each unmounted inc delivery cheaper collected




Caryophyllus Aromaticus / Die Gewurzhafte G! ? / Cloves
 Antique hand coloured engraving  with text by Jacob Joseph Plenck  but no artist or engraver is mentioned. Published  Vienna, 1788-1803  Image size  35.5 x 28.0 cm. Orginal coloured copper engraving. Paper size 48 x 33 cm; laid paper; watermarked,, from: "Icones plantarum medicinalium", Vienna, 1788-1803. Early or original  colour Text in both Latin and German   £125 each unmounted inc delivery cheaper collected



Capsicum Annum / Der Jahrige Spanische pfeffer / Chilli Pepper
 Antique hand coloured engraving  with text by Jacob Joseph Plenck  but no artist or engraver is mentioned. Published  Vienna, 1788-1803  Image size  35.5 x 28.0 cm. Orginal coloured copper engraving. Paper size 48 x 33 cm; laid paper; watermarked,, from: "Icones plantarum medicinalium", Vienna, 1788-1803. Early or original  colour Text in both Latin and German   £125 each unmounted inc delivery cheaper collected



Mesipilus Germanica / Die Deutsche Mispel / Medlar
 Antique hand coloured engraving  with text by Jacob Joseph Plenck  but no artist or engraver is mentioned. Published  Vienna, 1788-1803  Image size  35.5 x 28.0 cm. Orginal coloured copper engraving. Paper size 48 x 33 cm; laid paper; watermarked,, from: "Icones plantarum medicinalium", Vienna, 1788-1803. Early or original  colour Text in both Latin and German   £125 each unmounted inc delivery cheaper collected  . .  1 cm left margin



Centaurea Cyanus / Die Blaue Kornblume / Cornflower
 Antique hand coloured engraving  with text by Jacob Joseph Plenck  but no artist or engraver is mentioned. Published  Vienna, 1788-1803  Image size  35.5 x 28.0 cm. Orginal coloured copper engraving. Paper size 48 x 33 cm; laid paper; watermarked,, from: "Icones plantarum medicinalium", Vienna, 1788-1803. Early or original  colour Text in both Latin and German   £125 each unmounted inc delivery cheaper collected cut to plate left ( wider plate)



Cycas Circinalis / Queen Sago
 Antique hand coloured engraving  with text by Jacob Joseph Plenck  but no artist or engraver is mentioned. Published  Vienna, 1788-1803  Image size  35.5 x 28.0 cm. Orginal coloured copper engraving. Paper size 48 x 33 cm; laid paper; watermarked,, from: "Icones plantarum medicinalium", Vienna, 1788-1803. Early or original  colour Text in both Latin and German   £125 each unmounted inc delivery cheaper collected very marginal toning from others ie more cream in paper colour ( me being fussy !)



Juniperus Communis/ Der Gemeine Wacholder / Juniper
 Antique hand coloured engraving  with text by Jacob Joseph Plenck  but no artist or engraver is mentioned. Published  Vienna, 1788-1803  Image size  35.5 x 28.0 cm. Orginal coloured copper engraving. Paper size 48 x 33 cm; laid paper; watermarked,, from: "Icones plantarum medicinalium", Vienna, 1788-1803. Early or original  colour Text in both Latin and German   £125 each unmounted inc delivery cheaper collected



Athamanta Oreoselinum/ Die Bergpetersilie
 Antique hand coloured engraving  with text by Jacob Joseph Plenck  but no artist or engraver is mentioned. Published  Vienna, 1788-1803  Image size  35.5 x 28.0 cm. Orginal coloured copper engraving. Paper size 48 x 33 cm; laid paper; watermarked,, from: "Icones plantarum medicinalium", Vienna, 1788-1803. Early or original  colour Text in both Latin and German   £125 each unmounted inc delivery cheaper collected



Ruscus Aculeatus/ Der Stchlite Mausdorn / Butchers Broom
 Antique hand coloured engraving  with text by Jacob Joseph Plenck  but no artist or engraver is mentioned. Published  Vienna, 1788-1803  Image size  35.5 x 28.0 cm. Orginal coloured copper engraving. Paper size 48 x 33 cm; laid paper; watermarked,, from: "Icones plantarum medicinalium", Vienna, 1788-1803. Early or original  colour Text in both Latin and German   £125 each unmounted inc delivery cheaper collected



Pistacia Vera/ Der Wahre Pistezienbaum / Pistachio
 Antique hand coloured engraving  with text by Jacob Joseph Plenck  but no artist or engraver is mentioned. Published  Vienna, 1788-1803  Image size  35.5 x 28.0 cm. Orginal coloured copper engraving. Paper size 48 x 33 cm; laid paper; watermarked,, from: "Icones plantarum medicinalium", Vienna, 1788-1803. Early or original  colour Text in both Latin and German   £125 each unmounted inc delivery cheaper collected printers crease in paper left



Cactus Opuntia / Die Gemeine Kackte / Cacti
 Antique hand coloured engraving  with text by Jacob Joseph Plenck  but no artist or engraver is mentioned. Published  Vienna, 1788-1803  Image size  35.5 x 28.0 cm. Orginal coloured copper engraving. Paper size 48 x 33 cm; laid paper; watermarked,, from: "Icones plantarum medicinalium", Vienna, 1788-1803. Early or original  colour Text in both Latin and German   £125 each unmounted inc delivery cheaper collected



Euphorbia Officinarum / Die Gewohnliche Euphorbia / Cacti
 Antique hand coloured engraving  with text by Jacob Joseph Plenck  but no artist or engraver is mentioned. Published  Vienna, 1788-1803  Image size  35.5 x 28.0 cm. Orginal coloured copper engraving. Paper size 48 x 33 cm; laid paper; watermarked,, from: "Icones plantarum medicinalium", Vienna, 1788-1803. Early or original  colour Text in both Latin and German   £125 each unmounted inc delivery cheaper collected



Gossypium herbaceum / Die Krautarlige Baumwolle / Cotton
 Antique hand coloured engraving  with text by Jacob Joseph Plenck  but no artist or engraver is mentioned. Published  Vienna, 1788-1803  Image size  35.5 x 28.0 cm. Orginal coloured copper engraving. Paper size 48 x 33 cm; laid paper; watermarked,, from: "Icones plantarum medicinalium", Vienna, 1788-1803. Early or original  colour Text in both Latin and German   £125 each unmounted inc delivery cheaper collected printed to page edge



Thea Bohea /Der Braune Thee/ Tea / Camelia
 Antique hand coloured engraving  with text by Jacob Joseph Plenck  but no artist or engraver is mentioned. Published  Vienna, 1788-1803  Image size  35.5 x 28.0 cm. Orginal coloured copper engraving. Paper size 48 x 33 cm; laid paper; watermarked,, from: "Icones plantarum medicinalium", Vienna, 1788-1803. Early or original  colour Text in both Latin and German   £125 each unmounted inc delivery cheaper collected




  




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