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Rare Antique Print-NEW JERSEY TEA-CEANOTHUS-Happe-1788
1788. Plate 541: Ceanothus americanus - New Jersey Tea. We carry several plates from this extremely rare work and also a few original drawings. Inquire if interested. Original copperplate etching on verge type hand laid paper with watermark. Contemporary / old hand coloring. Description: This extremely rare original old antique print / engraving originates from a collection of unbound engravings, and original drawings. Although this print was not bound in a book, it is part of 'Botanica Pharmaceutica: exhibens plantas officinales quarum nomina in dispensatoriis recensentur; cum iconibus ab auctore aere incisis, et vivo colore expressis .' - Berolini, 1788. Botanica Pharmaceutica was published in Berlin between 1785-1806. It consisted of 6 volumes with a total of 598 botanical plates. This extremely rare work focuses on plants with medicinal properties. It is not listed in Great Flower Books, De Belder, Blunt or Dunthorne. [Nissen BBI 784. Pritzel 3779] "The drawings are made with considerable care for botanical detail, and with a delicate eye for color and line. If some designs are a little stiff, if the artist proves to be no Ehret or Redouté, he nevertheless communicates an appreciation of a very large variety of nature's forms, and at the same time simple statements now of value to the historical taxonomist" (Hunt).Artists and Engravers: The artist, engraver and possibly colourer of this print is Andreas Friedrich Happe (1733 - 1802), who was an apothecary, artist and engraver from Berlin, Germany. Happe worked for the Berlin Academy of Sciences and published several bot … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: ThePrintsCollector [Zeeland, Netherlands]
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