Soulsby, 3159

Linnaeus, Carolus

Carolus Linnaeus, Knight of the Polar Star, First Physician to the King, Professor of Botany in the University at Upsal, &c &c. [Portrait].

Published 1806
Item ID 74850

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London, Dr. Thornton, 1806. Single leaf (50.4 x 37.7 cm). Mezzotint in colour. Printed surface 48.0 x 34.6 cm.

A fine print, after an original drawing of Linnaeus by his pupil "Hollman" [i.e. Magnus Hallman], and engaved by Bartolozzi (the ornamental garlands and cupids) and Ogburne. First published in 1806 Thornton's The Temple of Flora, as "From the Original Picture in the Possession of Aylmer Bourke Lambert Esq. Vice President of the Linnaean [ sic] Society." Slight soiling to margins; a few weak, small spots; otherwise very good. Rare. Soulsby, 3159; Tulberg 145b.

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