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The Maggot-bearing Stapelia.

  • ARTIST: Dr. Robert John Thornton

  • PUBLISHER: London, Published July 1, 1801, by Dr. Thornton, Hinde Street.

  • MEDIUM: Aquatint, stipple, and line engraving,

    DATE: 1801.

  • EDITION SIZE: Image size 17 7/8 x 14 1/16" (45.3 x 35.6 cm).

  • DESCRIPTION: Printed in color and finished by hand. Plate XXIII from "The Temple of Flora; or Garden of Nature. Picturesque Botanical Plates of the New Illustration of the Sexual System of Linnaeus." State two of two. Engraved by Stadler after the painting by Henderson. <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. Slightly faded original coloring. Minor mat line.