Paris. 1775- 1778.
Copper plate engraving on laid paper, black and white, image 13 x 8 inches on sheet 15 1/2 x 10 inches. Very good condition: the slightest hint of a crease at lower right corner which is noticeable in raking light: small neatly lettered ink numbers have been added at the upper centre of the image (looking very similar to the printed numbers at top left and right). A classical botanical image with elegant design and fine engraving, printed on laid paper. Plate VI from Pierre Joseph Buchoz "Histoire Universelle de Regne Vegetale". Botanical engravings from this series are featured in the March 2005 issue of Country Home magazine. Item #36937