Rare Antique Print-GALEOPSIS LADANUM-RED HEMP NETTLE-PL. 60-Belleval-1796



60. Ladanum alpinum – Galeopsis ladanum L. – Plate 60: This plate shows Galeopsis ladanum, red hemp-nettle.

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’60. Ladanum alpinum – Galeopsis ladanum L.’

Etching / engraving on hand laid (verge) paper.
Sheet size: 19 x 25 cm. (7,5 x 9,8 inch). Image size: 9 x 16 cm. (3,5 x 6,3 inch).

This botanical print originates from: ‘Demonstrations elementaires de botanique.’ (transl: Elementary botanical exhibits.), by J.E. Gilibert, published by Bruyset Aine et Cie., Lyon, 1796. This work contains the engravings by the reknown botanist Pierre Richer de Belleval, engraved much earlier between 1598 and 1632. These were first published in 1796.

Made by ‘Pierre Richer de Belleval’ after own design. Pierre Richer de Belleval / Belleville (1564-1632), a French botanist, considered the father of scientific botany. He was a physician to French kings, botanist and created botanical gardens. In 1598 he started to produce engravings, but he did not live to see most of them published.

Condition: Very good, given age. Paper edges a bit browned. Minor paper loss bottom left corner, not affecting iamge. General age-related toning and/or occasional minor defects from handling. Please study scan carefully.



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Dimensions 25 × 19 × 1 cm


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