‘MARTYNIA PROBOSCIDEA. MARTYNIE A TROMPE.’
(Proboscidea louisianica. Common devil’s claw, ram’s horn, aphid trap, Louisiana unicorn plant, goat’s head, elephant tusks.)
Made by F.J. Desmares after Pierre Auguste Joseph Drapiez (1778-1856).
Engraving with original hand colouring, heightened with arabic gum on wove (vellin) paper.
Sheet size: 17 x 26.5 cm (6.69 x 10.43 inch).
Condition: fair, given age. Light text ghosting. The sheet overall a little browned. General age-related toning and/or occasional minor defects from handling. Please study scan carefully.
This attractive original antique print / plate 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.