Hand-coloured Botanical Copper Engraving (358), William Baxter, 1840Antique Print Gallery
This 1840 hand-coloured copper-plate engraving is plate 358, Common Birds-foot (Ornithopus perpusillus), from British Phaenogamous Botany or Figures and Descriptions of the Genera of British Flowering Plants by William Baxter, a British botanist and curator of Oxford Botanic Garden.
Published in six volumes between 1834 and 1843, British Phaenogamous Botany featured 509 copper-plate engravings by Oxford glass painter Isaac Russell, and C. Matthews. The engravings were later hand-coloured by Baxter's daughters and daughter-in-law.
This print is in excellent condition, unmounted and unframed. The page size is 136mm x 226mm. The plate size is 112mm x 171mm, with the indentations visible around the edges.
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