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Plate 45 Caryophyllus V- General Clayton. by  Dr. Christoph Jakob Trew - first - 1750-86. - from Lowry-James Rare Prints & Books and Biblio.com

Plate 45 Caryophyllus V- General Clayton.: Hortus Nitidissimis omnem per annum superbiens floribus

by Trew, Dr. Christoph Jakob

Condition: Fine


Plate 45 Caryophyllus V- General Clayton. A Fine original hand-colored copperplate engraving. Folio (12.5/8 x 19.25 inches, 32.05 x 48.89 cm). Presented matted in an Ivory rag mat with gilt line decoration. Sized to 18.5 x 24.5 inches, 46.99 x 62.23 cm).
One of the rarest and most elusive of all botanical works. As stated in Gordon Dunthorne's Flower and Fruit Prints of the Eighteenth and Early Nineteenth Centuries, London.1938: Hortus Nitidissimis is one of the finest records of the cultivated flowers of the period, containing full-sized coloured figures [of flowers]. This is the showiest of the florilegia; garden and florist's flowers painted for their beauty opposed to their scientific appeal. Many of the botanical plates were rendered and appropriately credited to Georg Dionysius Ehret (1708-70). Ehret's major contribution to the art of botanical illustration is noteworthy in that in the well-referenced and essential work: The Art of Botanical Illustration, the author Wilfred Blunt credits Ehret with an entire period of botanical illustration in his chapter "The Age of Ehret".
Unlike his unacknowledged involvement with Weinmann's Phytanthoza Iconographia (1737-45), Ehret's contributions were dutifully honored by his friend, colleague and author of Hortus Nitidissimis; Dr. Christoph Jakob Trew (1695-1769), the celebrated Nuremberg doctor, who also rewrote and reissued the botanical work of Elizabeth Blackwell's A Curious Herbal in 1747-1773, illustrated with plates engraved by N. F. Eisenberger.


  • Seller: Lowry-James Rare Prints & Books US (US)
  • Seller: Inventory #: 356
  • Title: Plate 45 Caryophyllus V- General Clayton.
  • Author: Trew, Dr. Christoph Jakob
  • Illustrator:A.L. Wirsing, Georg Dionysius Ehret
  • Format/binding:Matted in Rag Board
  • Book condition: Used - Fine
  • Quantity available: 1
  • Edition: first
  • Publisher: Trew, Christoph Jakob and Wirsing, A.L.,
  • Place: Nuremberg:
  • Date published: 1750-86.
  • Keywords: Dr. Christoph Jakob Trew Georg Dionysius Ehret, N. F. Eisenberger Hortus Nitidissimis A.L. Wirsing Ehret, Georg Dionysius, Eighteenth Century Botanical engravings, hand-colored engravigs, antique flower engravings, Rare Prints
  • Bookseller catalogs: Engravings & Lithographs; Botany & Horticulture; Original Botanical Prints;
  • Size: Folio


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