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MILLER, Philip - Figures of the Most Beautiful and Uncommon Plants. . .

MILLER, Philip - Figures of the Most Beautiful and Uncommon Plants. . .
Figures of the Most Beautiful and Uncommon Plants. . . - MILLER, Philip
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Title : Figures of the Most Beautiful and Uncommon Plants. . ..
Map maker : MILLER, Philip.
Date : London, ca. 1755.
Size : 13.0 x 8.4 inches. / 33.0 x 21.3 cm.
Colouring : Original colours

Description :Two marvelous hand colored engravings from this scarce and important botanical book. Scottish botanist Phillip Miller (1691-1771) was the curator at the Chelsea Physic Garden - the nucleus of the Royal Bontanic Gardens. Miller employed the best botanical artists and engravers of the day to provide these illustrations as an accompaniment to the GARDNER'S DICTIONARY.
By the time Miller passed away, he had named over five thousand species under cultivation. in addition, he was the first to conduct experiments showing that insects aid in flower polination. This lot includes plate CXX - Digitalis and plate CXIII - Cunonia.

Condition : In very good condition. Lightly toned with a couple of unobtrusive foxing spots. Vivid original colours. Nice wide margins.

ID: 91598

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