The great burnet: a wonderful early botanical nature print

Kniphof, J. H.

Botanica in originali seu herbarium. Plate 71 (written in pencil). Sanguisorba.

Published 1757-1764
Item ID 72333

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Halle, Trampe, 1757-1764. Folio-size loose nature printing (36.5 x 22.7 cm). Well preserved nature printing with additional hand-colouring and printed caption.

A rare, early example of nature printing, showing the leaves and flowers of the great burnet. " Sanguisorba officinalis, the great burnet, is a plant in the family Rosaceae, subfamily Rosoideae. It is native throughout the cooler regions of the Northern Hemisphere in Europe, northern Asia, and northern North America. It is a herbaceous perennial plant growing to 1 m tall, which occurs in grasslands, growing well on grassy banks. It flowers June or July. Sanguisorba officinalis is an important food plant for the European large blue butterflies Maculinea nausithous and M. teleius." (Wikipedia). This print in very good condition. Some very occasional light spotting and toning to the lower margin; edges a bit frayed; a few tiny, marginal tears. Fischer, Zweihundert Jahre Naturselbstdruck, 7; Stafleu and Cowan, 3763.

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