The Old Print Shop


  • ARTIST: Dr. Robert John Thornton

  • MEDIUM: Mezzotint and line engraving with aquatint. Printed in color and finished by hand,

    DATE: 1805.

  • EDITION SIZE: Image size 17 9/16 x 14" (44.8 x 35.5 cm).

  • DESCRIPTION: From "The Temple of Flora; or Garden of Nature. Picturesque Botanical Plates of the New Illustration of the Sexual System of Linnaeus." Second state. Engraved by Earlom after the painting by Dr. Thornton himself. The only plate in the series that Thornton painted. Printed in color and finished by hand. <br><br> This fine publication had a total of thirty-one plates. They are among the most important (and most beautiful) botanical prints ever published.


  • CONDITION: Good condition and color.