Paris. ( 1809).
Color stipple engraving, plate size approx. 8 3/4 inches by 6 inches. Light foxing around the edges, generally clean and bright. In conservation mat with decorative marble paper band; with accompanying text page in French. Beautiful stipple engraving, depicting flower and botanical details, from "Plantes de la France" by J.H. Jaume Saint-Hilaire. The French were the masters of the botanical stipple engraving, which Redoute used to great effect. The text gives such information as countries where it grows ("the high mountains of Canada"), months of flowering, its uses and culture. Dunthorne ("Flower and Fruit Prints") describes these as "small but exquisitely delicate plates of pure colour printing". The text notes that the flower has been grown in Europe for about a century, and in 1739 was introduced to Great Britain. Item #43531