Kniphof, J. H.
Botanica on originali seu herbarium. Plate 29 (written in pencil). Euphorbia.
Trampe, Halle, 1757-1764. Folio-size loose nature printing (36.3 x 22.2 cm). Well preserved nature printing with additional printed caption.
A rare, early, wonderful example of nature printing, showing Euphorbia cotinifolia; a poisonous shrub (also used as a medicine) native to Mexico, Middle and South America. This print is in very good condition. Some occasional spots, weak greenish offsetting, perhaps from a once adjacent plate. Five pinpoint holes on left hand side. Outer edges with some minor creasing and fraying, otherwise a very good copy. Fischer Zweihundert Jahre Naturselbstdruck, 7; Stafleu and Cowan, 3763.