Antique Botanical Print-MELASTOMA-PULCHERRIMUM-Pl. 49-Temminck-1839



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Original delicately handcoloured and detailed lithographs on a vellin type paper. on paper.

Size in cm: The overall size is ca. 30.9 x 44.7 cm. The image size is ca. 24 x 35.5 cm. Size in inch: The overall size is ca. 12.2 x 17.6 inch. The image size is ca. 9.4 x 14 inch.

Plate 49: ”Melastoma pulcherrimum.” (Plant species from the Melastomataceae family, probably Melastoma sanguineum or Fox-tongued melastoma.) This rare attractive original old antique print / plate originates from: ‘Verhandelingen over de natuurlijke geschiedenis der Nederlandsche overzeesche bezittingen …’, by C.J. Temminck, published in Leiden by S. en J. Luchtmans en C.C. van der Hoek, 1839-1844. Scarse! This work covers the scientific findings of the explorations to Java, Indonesia. Ref: Bastin-Brommer p. 14: one of the finest of the 19th century illustrated books on Indonesia. Landwehr, Coloured Plates, 197 and 454. Cat. KITLV p. 2 & 218. Nissen, ZBI, 4802.Artists and Engravers: Author: Coenraad Jacob Temminck (1778-1858), Dutch aristocrat and zoologist. Co-founder and director of the Royal Museum of Natural History in Leiden, The Netherlands. Plates after drawings by talented artist as P. van Oort, W.J. Gordon, A.J. Bik, A.S. Mulder, Tsing Wang Ke and Q.M.R. Ver Huell.

Condition: Excellent, given age. General age-related toning and occasional light stains from handling. Please study image carefully.



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