Botanical, Hill, Sir John: Ben, The Vegetable System. London: 1770-1775.
Hill, Sir John, Ben, London: 1770-1775. from The Vegetable System
Date: 1770- 1775
Artist: Hill John
Paper Size: 280 x 470mm
Condition: Margin discoloration outside image area and general age toning. some staining outside the plate mark. Edges show some chipping and some papers display cockling. Will not be visible once matted and framed
Technique: Copperplate engraving
Description: Original hand coloured copperplate engraving
HILL, Sir John (c. 1714-1775). The Vegetable System Or, The Internal Structure, and the Life of Plants. London: the author, 1770-1775.
26 volumes in 13, 2° (448 x 284mm). 1,544 (of 1,545 or 1,546) engraved plates.
Some plate numbers corrected in the manuscript by an early hand -- Sir Edward William Watkin, first Baronet (1819-1901, bookplates and gilt crests) -- Baron Dickinson Webster (1818-1860, bookplates).
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