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Auction 115, Lot 758

"[Lot of 10 - Botanicals]", Zorn, Johannes

Subject: Botanicals

Period: 1780 (circa)

Publication: Icones plantarum medicinalium

Color: Hand Color

4 x 7 inches
10.2 x 17.8 cm
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Nice lot of botanical engravings from this rare work. The plants depicted are medicinal plants and include one of Cannabis Sativa (commonly known as marijuana). Mostly unattributed, however two are identified as drawn by B. Thanner. 1) Cardamine pratensis 2) Plantago psyllium 3) Melissa officinalis 4) Athamanta cervaria. L. 5) Athamanta Oreoselinum. L. 6) Apium graveolens 7) L. Polyonum aviculare 8) L. Astragalas tragacantha L. 9) Cannabis sativa. mas. L. 10) Lepidium Iberis L.


Condition: A

Brown ink manuscript notations in bottom margin, else clean and bright.

Estimate: $400 - $500


Closed on 6/21/2006