C1795

Diospyrus chloroxylon

Artist:

William Roxburgh (1751 - 1815)

Rare botanical aquatint from William Roxburgh’s, ‘Plants of the Coast of Coromandel’. Amongst the largest and finest aquatint botanical plates ever printed which depict the plants on a life size scale format. Roxburgh was the botanist for the British East … Read Full Description

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Full Title:

Diospyrus chloroxylon

Date:

C1795

Artist:

William Roxburgh (1751 - 1815)

Condition:

In good condition.

Technique:

Original aquatint, with original hand colouring

Image Size: 

385mm 
x 530mm
AUTHENTICITY
Diospyrus chloroxylon - Antique Print from 1795

Genuine antique
dated:

1795

Description:

Rare botanical aquatint from William Roxburgh’s, ‘Plants of the Coast of Coromandel’. Amongst the largest and finest aquatint botanical plates ever printed which depict the plants on a life size scale format. Roxburgh was the botanist for the British East India Company and had studied the plants of southern India ultimately becoming director of the Botanic Gardens in Calcutta.

Biography:

William Roxburgh (1751-18151)

Roxburgh was a Scottish
surgeon and botanist who worked extensively in India, describing species
and working on economic botany. He is known as the founding father of
Indian botany. He published numerous works on Indian botany, illustrated
by careful drawings made by Indian artists and accompanied by taxonomic
descriptions of a large number of plant species. Apart from the
numerous species that he named, many species were named in his honour by
his collaborators. His greatest work is ‘Plants of the Coast of Coromandel’.

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