Published in George Christian
Danica Plate LXVI,
Copenhagen 1761-1811, being The First National Flora and therefore
important in the history of botanical printing. Beautifully Framed.
It is from these plates that the famous porcelain took its inspiration
and name. Our image, Number 66 is from the scarce volume 1 and
should be considered as a world class investment quality image.
1753 Oeder proposed the publication of a project to delineate
all the native flowers and plants in Denmark as a way to popularize
botany and record all the useful and detrimental properties of
those plants. Previous texts in the form of herbals had listed
the medicinal properties of numerous plants but there had been
no large scale national recording of flora. The massive undertaking
became known as the Flora Danica and as such, became the world’s
first National flora. The first part was published in 1761 and
the final part 113 years later in 1874.
This elegant original handcoloured copper engraving, is presented
in bespoke hand-dappled acid free mat with added French lines & dappled
panel, Gilt fillet, glazed, giltwood & plaster frame, to
museum standard. And would a handsome addition to any formal
room or even an intimate bedroom.
Frame 19 1/2 x 17" Ref. LRAp1402/ AAG /o.doog > OLN