London. J. Miller. [ 1771].
Engraving, handcolored, image 17 1/4 x 11 1/2 inches on sheet 20 3/4 x 13 3/4 inches. On laid paper with watermark. A few faint foxed spots and light marks, title written neatly in pencil at lower edge; good 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 attractive example of botanical drawing with details for classification under the Linnaean system. Item #46232