Engraving with original hand colouring, heightened with arabic gum. on paper.
Size in cm: The overall size is ca. 17 x 26,5 cm. The image size is ca. 12 x 20,5 cm. Size in inch: The overall size is ca. 6,7 x 10,4 inch. The image size is ca. 4,7 x 8,1 inch.
Caryophilus aromaticus – Giroflier aromatique.’ (The clove is an evergreen tree, 15 to 30 feet tall.) The second plate shows its fruit and anatomy. This attractive original old antique print / plate originates from: ‘Dictionnaire Classique des Sciences Naturelles …’ (Classic dictionary of natural sciences), by M. Drapiez. published in Brussels, 1853. This work elaborates on the work of Buffon, Daubenton, Lacepede, Cuvier, de Jussieu a.o. Artists and Engravers: Pierre Auguste Joseph Drapiez (1778-1856) was a Belgian naturalist. Engraved by Desmares.
Condition: Fine. General age related toning and occasional minimal light staining from handling as visible on image.
Keywords: 2 ANTIQUE PRINTS-CARYOPHILUS-CLOVES-DRAPIEZ