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1805 Chamomile II, Saint-Hilaire, stipple engraving, botany

1805 Chamomile II, Saint-Hilaire, stipple engraving, botany

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Jean Henri Jaume Saint-Hilaire (October 29, 1772 – 1845)

Issued in the fine large Plantes de la France, [1805]-1809.

27.7 x 21.3 cm

"Exquisitely delicate plates of pure colour printing" (Dunthorne). 

Saint-Hilaire's comprehensive work was published in parts over a long period of time, and there is no precise collation for the work. Jean Henri Jaume Saint-Hilaire (1772-1845) is one of the lesser known members of a group of post-revolutionary botanists that had at its heart such luminaries as L'Heritier, Ventenat, and most notably Pierre-Joseph Redouté. Despite the importance of this, his major work, recognition eluded him, and he spent much of his life on the fringes of poverty.


Great Flower Books p.105; Nissen BBI 989; Stafleu TL2 3306

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