C1798

Female Liane of Chili.

Artist:

Benoît-Louis Prévost (1735 - 1804)

Scarce C18th folio sized engraving of a chili plant collected by the botanist on the La Perouse expedition. The chili pepper was introduced into Asia by the Portuguese aware of its trade value and resemblance to the spiciness of black … Read Full Description

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Full Title:

Female Liane of Chili.

Date:

C1798

Artist:

Benoît-Louis Prévost (1735 - 1804)

Condition:

In good condition

Technique:

Hand coloured copper engraving.

Image Size: 

230mm 
x 335mm

Paper Size: 

260mm 
x 430mm
AUTHENTICITY
Female Liane of Chili. - Antique Print from 1798

Genuine antique
dated:

1798

Description:

Scarce C18th folio sized engraving of a chili plant collected by the botanist on the La Perouse expedition.

The chili pepper was introduced into Asia by the Portuguese aware of its trade value and resemblance to the spiciness of black pepper. It was introduced into India by them at the end of 15th century.

From, Charts and Plates to La Perouse’s Voyage.

Biography:

Benoît-Louis Prévost (1735 – 1804)

Prevost translated accounts of all the principal voyages of exploration into French.World voyages include African voyages, the early Portuguese and English voyages to West Africa and the Cape of Good Hope, with a general account of the Dutch at the Cape. A monumental work

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