Cassine peragua - Phillyrea capensis, folio celastri|
From: Hortus elthamensis seu plantarum rariorum quas in horto suo Elthami in Cantio
coluit vir ornatissimus et praestantissimus Jacobus Sherard ... by Johann Jacob Dillenius.
London, the author, 1732. Engraving by the author (uncut, unpressed sheet 300 x 485 mm; impression 155 x 218 mm). Text enclosed.
€ 80James Sherard 1666-1738), botanist and apothecary, had gardens famous for rare plants at Eltham, south of Greenwich. Dillenius made the gardens memorable through excellent illustrations, drawn and engraved by himself. They were sufficiently accurate to be of considerable service to Linnaeus (Hunt).
* Pritzel 2285; Dunthorne 94: Nissen BBI 492; Great flower books p. 55; Hunt 637; Henrey 643; Stafleu & Cowan 1471.