Classis XXIII. Ordo I. Plygamia Monoecia Veratrum. MILLER - LARGE HANDCOLORED ENGRAVING - 18TH CENTURY.

Classis XXIII. Ordo I. Plygamia Monoecia Veratrum.

Miller, John ("painted, engraved and publish'd by")*
London. J. Miller. 1776.
Engraving, handcolored, image 17 1/2 x 12 inches on sheet 21 x 14 inches. Very good condition. A plate from John Miller's "An Illustration of the Sexual System of Linnaeus." In de Belder 'Magnificent Botanical Books' (de Belder #245, Dunthorne #206), it is stated that "LINNAEUS HIMSELF FULSOMELY PRAISED THE WORK AS THE MOST BEAUTIFUL AND ACCURATE SINCE THE BEGINNING OF TIME. Certainly the illustrations, described by Blunt as excellent, are of a high order; John Miller drew and engraved them himself with considerable skill." As would be expected from a work illustrating the Linnean system, there are a liberal number of botanical details. Item #36087

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