[Untitled engraving of morning glory-like plant with fruit]. (From John Miller "An Illustration of the Sexual System of Linnaeus.")
MILLER - LARGE HANDCOLORED ENGRAVING - 18TH CENTURY)
Miller, John (illus).
London. J. Miller. [ 1771].
Engraving, handcolored, image 17 1/2 x 11 3/4 inches on sheet 20 1/2 x 13 1/2 inches. On laid paper with watermark. Even toning to paper, a few faint foxed spots, minor chipping to sheet edges well outside the image; pinhole in two upper corners. Image is clean and bright. 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 #46233