London. J. Miller. [ 1793].
Engraving, handcolored, image 17 3/4 x 11 3/4 inches on sheet 20 3/4 x 14 1/4 inches. On laid paper with watermark. Light discoloration to upper left image, a few faint foxed spots; very good condition. Name of plant neatly written in pencil under plate mark at lower left. 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 image enhanced by the intricate botanical details. Item #46235
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