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ARGEMONE, PRICKLY POPPY, Miller Large Antique hand coloured Botanical Print 1760

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ARGEMONE mexicana

or Prickly Poppy

Engraved by Thomas Jefferys for

"Figures of the Most Beautiful, Useful and Uncommon Plants described in the Gardeners Dictionary" by Philip Miller.

Published London 1760 by John Rivington. A.Millar, H.Woodfall, J.Whiston et al.

This is a fine, good sized, hand coloured 18th century copper engraving from the first edition of this major botanical work by Philip Miller.

Dated in the plate (1755)

These beautiful folio sized engravings are widely appreciated for their botanical accuracy and aesthetic appeal and are perfect for framing and display.

Approx. 13" x 8.5" (340mm x 220mm) to the plate mark as shown.
Overall sheet size is 15.5" x 10" (395mm x 250mm).
Fine, clean condition free of repairs or restoration, printed on robust hand laid paper, no folds, blank verso.

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Philip Miller (1691-1771) was head gardener at the Chelsea Physic Garden and a member of the Botanic Academy of Florence.

He was considered the most influential and distinguished gardener of his time and his wonderful illustrations were drawn from live specimens from the Chelsea Physic Garden itself.

Several notable artists, predominantly George Ehret were commissioned for the work and Miller closely monitored each one through to the engraving stage.

The prints here offered were published as a follow-up to Miller's "Gardener's Dictionary" which was not fully illustrated.

Miller declared that "no expense has been spared to render it as perfect as possible".


A GENUINE ANTIQUE PRINT GUARANTEED OVER 260 YEARS OLD FROM LINDISFARNE PRINTS

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