Antique print. Broad Leaved Ginger

Broad Leaved Ginger

Artist/Collection: James Edward Smith
Product Code: FRP15180
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Broad Leaved Ginger

23 x 14 cm (9.5 x 5.5 inches).

Zingiber zerumbet
East Indies,China,Siberia

This antique botanical print is from James Edward Smith's work "Exotic Botany" and was made in 1806. The engravings were based on drawings by a renowned illustrator of natural history works about botany, conchology and fossils. He also wrote a book on colors. This is an original antique print made by printing from an engraved copper printing plate onto hand made paper. The hand painted coloring is original and excellent. The date 1806 is engraved in small text in the lower margin. It is in very good condition for a 200 year old print. The paper has a light tan tone.

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Date Made 1800-1849
Paper Size 23 x 14 cm (9.5 x 5.5 inches)
Shape Portrait
Main Color Yellow
Size Category 21 to 30 cm (8 to 12 inches)