‘PAPAVER RHOEAS, PAPAVER SOMNIFERUM, PANAX ZUINQUEFOLIUM, PANORPA”
This coloured print shows two handcoloured papaver plants (red and orange). This plant is not only know for its beauty, but also as Poppy-flower in World War I and plant from which opium can be derived. The Panax plant is the most used Ginseng from North America and can be used as medicine. The insect Panorpa is the Scorpion fly.
Made by after an anonymous artist.
Engraving, handcoloured on handlaid paper. Watermark: No.
Sheet size: 19.8 x 26.1 cm (7.8 x 10.28 inch). Image size: 17 x 23.2 cm. (6.69 x 9.13 inch).
Condition: good, given age. Small fold in lower right corner, Some small stains in margin. And on reverse on the plate. General age-related toning and/or occasional minor defects from handling. Please study scan carefully.
This attractive print was published ca 1760.