Auction 133, Lot 688

"[Lot of 11 - Flowers]", Maund, Benjamin

Subject: Natural History, Botanicals

Period: 1845-50 (circa)

Publication: The Botanist…

Color: Printed Color

Size:
6.5 x 8 inches
16.5 x 20.3 cm

This group of botanical engravings are the more desirable of Maund's work as they have one flower per engraved page. Maund was a pharmacist, botanist and bookseller who was most noted as the publisher of several botanical periodicals with beautifully colored plates. As beautiful and visually pleasing as these engravings are, they were also an important botanic resource as a small portion was left uncolored so that the viewer could more readily see the leaf and flower structure.

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Condition: A

Estimate: $180 - $220

Sold for: $250

Closed on 9/1/2010

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