18th Century Floral Copper Engraving of a Nettle-Leaved Mullein from the Herbarium of ELIZABETH BLACKWELL HANDCOLORED18th Century Floral Copper Engraving of a Nettle-Leaved Mullein from the Herbarium of ELIZABETH BLACKWELL HANDCOLORED18th Century Floral Copper Engraving of a Nettle-Leaved Mullein from the Herbarium of ELIZABETH BLACKWELL HANDCOLORED18th Century Floral Copper Engraving of a Nettle-Leaved Mullein from the Herbarium of ELIZABETH BLACKWELL HANDCOLORED18th Century Floral Copper Engraving of a Nettle-Leaved Mullein from the Herbarium of ELIZABETH BLACKWELL HANDCOLORED18th Century Floral Copper Engraving of a Nettle-Leaved Mullein from the Herbarium of ELIZABETH BLACKWELL HANDCOLORED

This early hand-colored original copper-plate engraving on heavy chain-linked, watermarked paper this a real beauty. It depicts a NETTLE-LEAVED MULLEIN and has an antique written translation into French on the bottom. Beautiful botanical floral print with nice hand painting features.

Provenance: Herbarii Blackwelliani auctarium, Collectio Stirpium ...; or: Beytrag zum Blackwellisches Kräuter-Buch, ... Volume 6.

Author: Christian Gottlieb Ludwig (1709-1773), a German physician and botanist. He was a professor of medicine, pathology and therapy at the University of Leipzig. He was also involved in Carl Linnaeus' classification system.

Engraver: Nicolaus Friedrich Eisenberger, after the drawings by Mrs. Elizabeth Blackwell (more info from Wikipedia) in her publication, A Curious Herbal (1737-1739).

Publisher: Nuremberg, Johann Joseph Fleischmann. 1773.

Size: Paper Size:circa 9 " x 13 3/4" Plate Size: 7.5" x 11.75"

Condition : Very good, untrimmed. (PLEASE SEE PICTURES)

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Item ID: a254

18th Century Floral Copper Engraving of a Nettle-Leaved Mullein from the Herbarium of ELIZABETH BLACKWELL HANDCOLORED

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