FINE HAND COLOURED ENGRAVING BY DILLENIUS C1732
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FINE HAND COLOURED ENGRAVING BY JOHANN JACOB DILLENIUS (1687-1747)
FOR "HORTUS ELTHAMENSIS" c1732
This was the most important 18th century work with plants in a private garden. His "magnificent" work of illustrations were drawn and engraved by Dillenius himself.
Becoming Sherardian Professor of Botany at Oxford he has been described as "The most important Botanist of his time".
This plate is from the first edition of 1732 of which only 250 copies were hand coloured.
The plate measures approx 25.5 x 18.5 cms with good borders.
There is a contemporary hand written title at the bottom of the plate.