Ehret, G. D. (drawn by). J. Mynde (engraved by).
London. P. Miller. Copyright 1755.
Copperplate engraving with later hand color, plate size 13 1/4 x 8 1/2 inches on sheet 16 1/2 x 10 inches, very clean, bright condition. Plate LVII from Philip Miller's "Figures of the Most Beautiful, Useful Plants described in the Gardener's Dictionary", published between 1755 and 1760. Ehret, who first worked as a gardener in Heidelberg, became the foremost botanical illustrator of the mid 18th century, working all over Europe (see G. Calmann's book "Ehret: Flower Painter Extraordinary"). Item #44658