TREW, Christoph and EHRET, Dionysius

A Set of Three engraved botanical plates.

£6,000

A Set of Three engraved botanical plates.

Nuremberg, 1750-1773.

Description

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””.

Description

Set of three hand-coloured copper engraved botanicals: Magnolia Maximo, Cereus & Magnolia Lauri, from Trew's Plantae Selectae. Framed and glazed.

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Stock ID: 98255