antique prints, maps and watercolors

Angelica. Medical Botany. London, 1790-94. $95.00

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A lovely engraving of watercress, very rich in vitamins and minerals from William Woodville’s Medical Botany… The engravings in the series show the close ties between botany and  18th century medicine. They depict  plants in the Royal College of Physician’s list of “material medica” at a time when the  pharmacopoeia of the day consisted entirely of herbs and plants. Medical Botany... was the predecessor to today's Physician’s Desk Reference. This fine example from the first edition of the work was engraved by James Sowerby (1757-1822)  himself a noted scientist, artist and engraver who illustrated some of the most famous late 18th century botanical works.

The low prices of these high quality 18th century botanical prints make them an excellent value.

9 1/4 x 7 1/4 inches, sheet.
Very nice condition with full margins.