Blackwell, Elizabeth (1707-1758): Polypodium Fern - ANTIQUE 1757 - HANDCOLORED ENGRAVING 215

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Date of Printing: 1757 • Medium: Copperplate Engraving (hand colored) • Subject Category: Natural History - Plants & Flowers • Signed: Unsigned • Period Created: Enlightenment (1700 - 1799) • Plate Size HxWxD cm: 29.5 x 19 • Leaf Paper Size HxW cm: 36 x 24 • Style: FOLIO Original Vintage • Print on Verso: Blank on verso • Condition: Excellent, with minor toning at edges • Edition Type: 1st Edition - Limited • Paper Type: Laid Paper, Watermarked • Framed: Print only

An Original Hand-colored Copper Engraving from HERBARIUM BLACKWELLIANUM, in a hand-coloured copperplate engraving showing the Polypodium quercinum (Common Polypody) fern plant.

Herbarium Blackwellianum, emendatum et auctum, id est, Elisabethae Blackwell collectio stirpium ...; or: Vermehrtes und verbessertes Blackwellisches Kräuter-Buch, ... Volume 3. Author Christoph Jacob Trew (1695 - 1769), a German physician and botanist. Through his own medical journal (one of the earliest of its kind), he had the most extensive international network of physicians and related fields in the early modern period. He also left behind the largest ever known collection of documents/letters and scientific books. EngraverNicolaus Friedrich Eisenberger, after the drawings by Mrs. Elizabeth Blackwell in her publication, A Curious Herbal (1737-1739). Publisher Nuremberg, Typis Christian de Lannoy. 1757.

Early hand-colored original copper-plate engraving on heavy chain-linked, watermarked paper. Condition Excellent, with the very faintest toning at edges, untrimmed.