Urticaceae - Parietaria - Parietaria orientalis, polygnoni folio canesente Tourn. From: Historia plantarum rariorum by John Martyn. Urticaceae
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Herbs, shrubs, small trees and a few vines, distributed primarily in tropical regions. The long fibres in the stems of some species, such as ramie (Boehmeria nivea), are used in the textile industry.
Urticaceae - Boehmeria caudata
From: Dictionnaire des sciences naturelles. Planches … Botanique classée d’après la méthode naturelle de M. Antoine-Laurent de Jussieu by Pierre Jean François Turpin.
Paris & Strasbourg, F.G. Levrault, 1816-1829, volume 5, plate 283. Hand-coloured engraving after Turpin (sheet 120 x 213 mm).
€ 60
Pierre Jean François Turpin (1775-1840) was possibly the greatest botanical genius of all the French botanical painters of his day … In particular, his drawings of botanical details have rarely been surpassed. ... (Blunt). With Pierre-Antoine Poiteau he collaborated in some of the most important botanical publications of the early years of the nineteenth century. In the finely illustrated botanical part of the Dictionnaire … the plates by several engravers were issued uncoloured or coloured.
* Pritzel 10.722; Nissen BBI 2239; Blunt p. 180 ff.; Stafleu & Cowan 1293 & 15.384.
Urticaceae - Boehmeria caudata From: Dictionnaire des sciences naturelles. Planches … Botanique classée d’après la méthode naturelle de M. Antoine-Laurent de Jussieu by Pierre Jean François Turpin.
Urticaceae - Parietaria - Parietaria orientalis, polygnoni folio canesente Tourn
From: Historia plantarum rariorum by John Martyn.
London, 1728 [-1737]. Mezzotint engraving printed in colours and finished by hand, dedicated to Charles Bale, engraved by Elisha Kirkall after Jacob van Huysum (sheet 332 x 495 mm; impression 252 x 375 mm; paper flaw). Text missing.
€ 350
The collection of English flower prints properly commences with a rather amazing item. In 1728 John Martyn published his Historia Plantarum Rariorum. It contained no less than fifty colour printed mezzotints by Kirkall after paintings by Van Huysem, These are the first recorded examples of botanical plates printed in colour. Each plate is dedicated to some famous botanist or well known gardener and is decorated with his coat of arms (Dunthorne). Most of the plates are printed in two colours, some in more, in a single pull and finished by water-colour. All plates were engraved by Elisha Kirkall after paintings by Jacob van Huysum and some others. The book describes and pictures various new plants growing at Chelsea Physic Garden and the Cambridge Botanic Garden.
* Pritzel 5921; Dunthorne 193; Blunt pp. 132-133; Nissen BBI 1289; Great flower books p. 67; Hunt 476; Henrey 1016; Stafleu & Cowan 5563.
Urticaceae - Parietaria - Parietaria orientalis, polygnoni folio canesente Tourn. From: Historia plantarum rariorum by John Martyn.
Urticaceae - Parietaria judaica - Parietaria diffusa
From: Flora batava by Jan Kops, Herman Christiaan van Hall and others.
Amsterdam, J.C. Sepp, 1828, volume 5, plate 380. Hand-coloured engraving (uncut, unpressed sheet 246 x 302 mm). Text enclosed.
€ 70
The Flora batava, a monumental work forming a beautifully illustrated survey of all indigenous plants in the Netherlands. It was started in 1800 by Jan Kops, a Dutch agronomist and professor of botany at Utrecht. The first 10 volumes constitute all that was prepared and issued under his supervision (later assisted by Herman Christiaan van Hall, Friedrich Anton Wilhelm Miquel and Johannes Everhardus van der Trappen). When finished at last in 1934, Willem Jan Lütjeharms was the editor for volume 28, in which he concludes that this work has ended now and that publication took longer than any comparable foreign flora: De Flora Batava heeft langer geleefd dan een der met dit werk vergelijkbare buitenlandsche plaatwerken. The long publication period reflects the change in the technique of its illustrations. Initially copper-engravings were used, followed by lithographs, all coloured by hand, but from volume 25 colour-printing was gradually introduced. Also several artists were involved, but the plates are not signed, nor much information is given about them. The first publisher, J.C. Sepp en Zoon, was renowned for its scientific colour-plate books. Each plate is accompanied by a text in Dutch and French. The work was issued in 8vo and 4to. This plate is in the most desirable large 4to format.
* Pritzel 4822; Jackson p. 324; Nissen BBI 2247; Great flower books p. 63; Landwehr 60; Stafleu & Cowan 3874; Johnston 663; A hundred highlights from the koninklijke Bibliotheek 70.
Urticaceae - Parietaria judaica - Parietaria diffusa From: Flora batava by Jan Kops, Herman Christiaan van Hall and others.
Urticaceae - Parietaria officinalis
From: Flore médicale by Chaumeton, Francois Pierre, Jean Louis Marie Poiret & Jean Baptist Joseph Chamberet.
Paris, C.L.F. Panckoucke, 1834, new edition, volume 5, plate 263. Hand-coloured engraving by Lambert jeune after Turpin (sheet 158 x 259 mm; impression 122 x 190 mm). Slightly browned. Text enclosed.
€ 35
Most attractive French medical flora. The beautiful plates are by Pierre Jean François Turpin and by E. Panckoucke, pupil of Van Spaendonck and Redouté and wife of the publisher. "Pierre Jean François Turpin (1775-1840) was possibly the greatest botanical genius of all the French botanical painters of his day … In particular, his drawings of botanical details have rarely been surpassed. …” (Blunt & Stearn). This is a new edition in larger format with ample margins.
* Pritzel 1679; Dunthorne 78; Blunt & Stearn p. 180; Great flower books p. 53; Nissen BBI 349; Stafleu & Cowan 1091.
Urticaceae - Parietaria officinalis. From: Flore médicale by Chaumeton, Francois Pierre, Jean Louis Marie Poiret & Jean Baptist Joseph Chamberet.
Urticaceae - Parietaria officinalis
From: Medical botany by William Woodville.
London, James Phillips, 1793, 1. edition, volume 3, plate 142. Hand-coloured engraving (sheet 175 x 227 mm). Part of text enclosed.
€ 70
William Woodville is noted for his early advocacy of the theory of vaccination and for these excellent volumes on Medical Botany (Hunt). This work contains systematic and general descriptions of all the plants in the catalogues of the materia medica published by the Royal Colleges of Physicians of London and Edinburgh, and is illustrated with excellent plates drawn and engraved by James Sowerby (Henrey).
* Pritzel 10.398; Dunthorne 334; Nissen BBI 2183; Great flower books p. 81; Hunt 716; Henrey 1521 & I p. 30.
Urticaceae - Parietaria officinalis. From: Medical botany by William Woodville.
Urticaceae - Urtica dioica
From: Flore médicale by Chaumeton, Francois Pierre, Jean Louis Marie Poiret & Jean Baptist Joseph Chamberet.
Paris, C.L.F. Panckoucke, 1834, new edition, volume 5, plate 260. Hand-coloured engraving by Lambert jeune after Turpin (sheet 158 x 259 mm; impression 122 x 190 mm). Slightly browned. Text enclosed.
€ 35
Most attractive French medical flora. The beautiful plates are by Pierre Jean François Turpin and by E. Panckoucke, pupil of Van Spaendonck and Redouté and wife of the publisher. "Pierre Jean François Turpin (1775-1840) was possibly the greatest botanical genius of all the French botanical painters of his day … In particular, his drawings of botanical details have rarely been surpassed. …” (Blunt & Stearn). This is a new edition in larger format with ample margins.
* Pritzel 1679; Dunthorne 78; Blunt & Stearn p. 180; Great flower books p. 53; Nissen BBI 349; Stafleu & Cowan 1091.
Urticaceae - Urtica dioica. From: Flore médicale by Chaumeton, Francois Pierre, Jean Louis Marie Poiret & Jean Baptist Joseph Chamberet.
Urticaceae - Urtica urens
From: Flora batava by Jan Kops, Herman Christiaan van Hall and others.
Amsterdam, J.C. Sepp, 1828, volume 5, plate 330. Hand-coloured engraving (unpressed sheet 238 x 297 mm). Text enclosed.
€ 65
The Flora batava, a monumental work forming a beautifully illustrated survey of all indigenous plants in the Netherlands. It was started in 1800 by Jan Kops, a Dutch agronomist and professor of botany at Utrecht. The first 10 volumes constitute all that was prepared and issued under his supervision (later assisted by Herman Christiaan van Hall, Friedrich Anton Wilhelm Miquel and Johannes Everhardus van der Trappen). When finished at last in 1934, Willem Jan Lütjeharms was the editor for volume 28, in which he concludes that this work has ended now and that publication took longer than any comparable foreign flora: De Flora Batava heeft langer geleefd dan een der met dit werk vergelijkbare buitenlandsche plaatwerken. The long publication period reflects the change in the technique of its illustrations. Initially copper-engravings were used, followed by lithographs, all coloured by hand, but from volume 25 colour-printing was gradually introduced. Also several artists were involved, but the plates are not signed, nor much information is given about them. The first publisher, J.C. Sepp en Zoon, was renowned for its scientific colour-plate books. Each plate is accompanied by a text in Dutch and French. The work was issued in 8vo and 4to. This plate is in the most desirable large 4to format.
* Pritzel 4822; Jackson p. 324; Nissen BBI 2247; Great flower books p. 63; Landwehr 60; Stafleu & Cowan 3874; Johnston 663; A hundred highlights from the koninklijke Bibliotheek 70.
Urticaceae - Urtica urens. From: Flora batava by Jan Kops, Herman Christiaan van Hall and others.