MELANTHIUM PETALIS UNGUICULATIS.

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Georg Dionysius Ehret


Melanthium Petalis Unguiculatis.

Engraving, hand-colored, 1750-73.
Paper size 19 7/8 x 13 5/8" (504 x 345 mm).
Good condition with original hand color.
LOCATION: New York City

Inventory Number: 93191
Price: $600.00
Publisher : Published by Christopher Jacob Trew.
Tab LXXXI. Engraved and colored by Johann Jacob Haid and Johann Elias Haid. From the renowned botanical work "Plantae Selectae" by Christopher Trew. Published in Nuremberg, 1750-73. A distinguished German botanical draftsman, Ehret collaborated with Linnaeus and later worked for the British Musuem, where he drew many newly discovered plants from the Americas and the Far East.

The first word is gilded, as is typical with this series.
18th-19th Century Subjects , Natural History - Botanicals , Georg Dionysius Ehret

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