C1808

Melastoma aplostachya [Miconia aplostachya]

Artist:

Pierre-Antoine Poiteau (1766 - 1854)

Superb botanical from Alexander Humboldt’s monograph on the species by of the most famous botanical artists, Pierre-Antoine Poiteau. Melastoma aplostachyum Bonpl. is a synonym of Miconia aplostachya (Bonpl. From Alexander Humboldt’s, Monographia Melastomacearum.

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S/N: MMELA-001-BOT-OS–231910
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Full Title:

Melastoma aplostachya [Miconia aplostachya]

Date:

C1808

Artist:

Pierre-Antoine Poiteau (1766 - 1854)

Condition:

In good condition.

Technique:

Hand coloured stipple engraving.

Image Size: 

280mm 
x 430mm
AUTHENTICITY
Melastoma aplostachya [Miconia aplostachya] - Antique Print from 1808

Genuine antique
dated:

1808

Description:

Superb botanical from Alexander Humboldt’s monograph on the species by of the most famous botanical artists, Pierre-Antoine Poiteau.

Melastoma aplostachyum Bonpl. is a synonym of Miconia aplostachya (Bonpl.

From Alexander Humboldt’s, Monographia Melastomacearum.

Biography:

Pierre-Antoine Poiteau (1766-1854) 

Poiteau was a French botanical artist who studied under Gerard van Spaendonck and greatly influenced by Redoute. He was appointed head of the Royal tree nursery of Versailles and published a number of important botanical works. He is one of the great botanical illustrators of the C19th. 

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