Engraving with original hand colouring, heightened with arabic gum. on paper.
Size in cm: The overall size is ca. 16 x 24.5 cm. The image size is ca. 9 x 18 cm. Size in inch: The overall size is ca. 6.3 x 9.6 inch. The image size is ca. 3.5 x 7.1 inch.
Abrus precatoribus – Liane a reglisse.’ ( Jequirity, Crab’s Eye, Rosary Pea, ‘John Crow’ Bead, Precatory bean, Indian Licorice, Akar Saga, Giddee Giddee, Jumbie Bead.) This attractive original antique print 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: Very good, given age. Sheet overall a little browned. General age-related toning and/or light staining from handling. Please study scan carefully.
Keywords: ANTIQUE BOTANICAL PRINT-ROSARY PEA-ABRUS-DRAPIEZ