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Trew (Christoph Jakob) and Georg Dionysius Ehret.
Magnolia foliis ovato oblongis ad basin et apicem angustis, utrinque virentib.
[Nuremberg, 1765]. . A folio engraving, coloured, on laid paper. This is plate LXIII from Christoph Trew's PLANTAE SELECTAE (1750-1773). This plate of the Magnolia is from part 7 (Decuria VII), published in 1765. Plate size is 29cm x 44cm, on a sheet measuring 33,5cm x 49cm. Some tiny marginal tears, a very clean and attractive copy with original colouring. Drawn by the eighteenth-century botanical artist George Dionysius Ehret, Trew's 'Plantae Selectae' is considered to be one of the greatest of eighteenth-century botanical books.
Bookseller: William Matthews, Bookseller [Victoria, BC, Canada]

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