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TREW, Christoph and EHRET, Dionysius

Group of Three engraved botanical plates.

Stock Code
98256
Nuremberg, 1750
£6,000

Fine images from Trew's 'Plantae Selectae', one of the greatest of all eighteenth-century botanical books, drawn by the greatest of eighteenth-century botanical artists, George Dionysius Ehret. Linnaeus, wrote to Trew, in Latin, that 'The miracles of our century in the natural sciences are your work of Ehret's plants...nothing to equal them was seen in the past or will be in the future'.

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3 hand-coloured copper engraved botanicals: Papaya fructu oblongo, Musae fructu longiori and Musae fructu breviori, from Trew's Plantae Selectae. Framed and glazed 45.5 x 61 cm.

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