“And Thou, Divine Linnaeus!,”. After Philip Reinagle, British.
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“And Thou, Divine Linnaeus!,”

1805. Hand-coloured stipple engraving, artist, publisher, date, engraver “Burke” and verse in plate below image, 51.5 x 43cm. Foxing, stains, old mount burn.

Verse continues “Trac’d my reign. o’er trees and plants and flora’s beauteous train. Proved them obedient to my soft controul soft. And gaily breathe the aromatic soul.’ [by] Charlotte Lennox.” Publisher’s line reads “London, published by Dr Thornton, June 1st 1805.”

This image is one of 121 plates issued in the publication by Robert John Thornton, New illustration of the sexual system of Carolus von Linnaeus: comprehending an elucidation of the several parts of the fructification; a prize dissertation on the sexes of plants…, London, 1807. Ref: Smithsonian.

Item #CL175-128

Price (AUD): $1,250.00  other currencies

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