Ehret, G. D. (drawn by). I. Miller (engraved by).
London. P. Miller. Copyright 1757.
Copperplate engraving with handcolor (likely modern handcolor), plate size 13 1/4 x 8 1/2 inches on sheet 16 1/2 x 10 inches, very clean, bright condition. With descriptive text sheet. Plate CLXXVII 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 #44659