Passiflora alata 1781
Pierre Jean Francis Turpin Dizionario di Scienze
''...this extremely rare
work of beautifully hand colored stipple engravings. The condition is
superb, with very white paper and intense coloring. It derives form the
work of the luminaries of the 18th century under the support of the king
of France, Louis XV, and the later direction of Turpin. Most of the prints
are by Turpin & Pretre. First sent to the Royal Printing House of France,
it was then published in Italian in 1837 by Batelli & Sons (Ref: Ceresoli)
Turpin was one of the greatest botanical painters of his time. Largely
self taught, he was inspired by the botanical painter Poiteau whom he met
in Santo Domingo. .
The plates are beautifully executed stipple engravings in very fine
detail, finished by hand, the FINEST stipple engravings we have ever sold.
Some are heightened with gold & silver. Each print measures approximately
51/2 inches wide by 8 3/4 inches long, with descriptions in Latin &
Italian. There is no accompanying text. The images, though good, cannot
show the minute detail of the stipple engravings. All our prints are
guaranteed authentic antique prints, with these prints being about 170
years old. THESE PRINTS ARE EXTREMELY RARE, WITH VERY FEW AUCTION RECORDS
IN THE PAST 50 YEARS.''
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