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The China Limodoron.

  • ARTIST: Dr. Robert John Thornton

  • PUBLISHER: London, Published by Dr. Thornton, Feb.y 1st, 1802.

  • MEDIUM: Aquatint stipple and line engraving, printed in color and finished by hand,

    DATE: 1802.

  • EDITION SIZE: Image size 17 3/16 x 13 5/8" (43.6 x 34.6 cm).

  • DESCRIPTION: Engraved by Landseer after the painting by Henderson. One state only. From "The Temple of Flora; or Garden of Nature. Picturesque Botanical Plates of the New Illustration of the Sexual System of Linnaeus." This publication had a total of thirty-one plates. They are among the most important (and most beautiful) botanical prints ever published.


  • CONDITION: Overall good condition. Very subtle spotting in sky and mountain area. There is also a very subtle mat line.

  • REFERENCE: #301 in "Flower and Fruit Prints of the 18th and early 19th Centuries" by Gordon Dunthorne.