Ehret, G. D. (drawn by). I. Miller (engraved by).
London. P. Miller. Copyright 1756.
Copperplate engraving, handcolored, plate size 13 1/4 x 8 1/2 inches on sheet 16 1/2 x 10 inches. A few faint foxing spots and mended short edge tears (outside plate area), very clean, bright condition. Plate CCXIX 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 #44662