London. J. Miller. [ 1775].
Engraving, handcolored, image 17 1/8 x 11 1/2 inches on sheet 21 x 13 3/4 inches. On laid paper with watermark. Faint impression from paperclip to upper edge (well outside image), title written neatly in pencil at lower edge; very good, clean condition. A plate from John Miller's "An Illustration of the Sexual System of Linnaeus." In de Belder 'Magnificent Botanical Books' (de Belder #245, Dunthorne #206), it is stated that "LINNAEUS HIMSELF FULSOMELY PRAISED THE WORK AS THE MOST BEAUTIFUL AND ACCURATE SINCE THE BEGINNING OF TIME. Certainly the illustrations, described by Blunt as excellent, are of a high order; John Miller drew and engraved them himself with considerable skill." An elegantly designed image with attractive botanical details. Item #46231