Original copperplate engravings and etchings on a verge type hand laid paper with watermark (not visible on every sheet. Nice hand colouring from unknown date. on paper.
Size in cm: The overall size is ca. 27.5 x 21 cm. The image size is ca. 24 x 17 cm. Size in inch: The overall size is ca. 10.8 x 8.3 inch. The image size is ca. 9.4 x 6.7 inch.
Book: Tweede Deel, Dertiende Stuk – De grasplanten (2nd part, 13th piece – The grass plants). Plate LXXXIX: ‘1: Japansch Suiker Riet (Saccharum Japonicum) – 2: Verdeeld Raspgras van Java (Paspalum dissectum) – 3: Ingedrukt raspgras van Japan (Paspalum Scrobiculatum) – 4: Tweezydig raspgras van Japan (Paspalum distichum)’ This attractive original old antique print / plate originates from: ‘Natuurlyke Historie of Uitvoerige Beschryving der Dieren, Planten en Mineraalen…’ by F. Houttuyn and J. van der Burgh, published in Amsterdam 1761-1785. (Translation: Natural history or extensive desription of animals, plants and minerals …) This is essentially a Dutch version of ‘Linnaeus Systema Naturae’, enlarged, amended and with plates.Artists and Engravers: Author: Maarten Houttuyn (1720-1798) was a Dutch physician in Amsterdam. Carl or Carolus Linnaeus (1707-1778) (also known as Carl von Linne after his ennoblement) was a Swedish botanist, physician and zoologist. He is considered the father of modern Taxonomy and ecology. The engravers of the plates are J.C. Philips and G. Philips.
Condition: Excellent. General age related toning. A bit more browned at the paper edges. Original fold lines as issued.
Keywords: ANTIQUE BOTANY PRINT-CHINESE SILVER GRASS-PASPALUM-GRASS PLANT-HOUTTUYN