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Verbascum - Mullein
Title: „Verbascum mas, latifolium, luteum.“
Decorative depiction of this beautiful yellow flower.
Original coloured copper engraving by Maddalena Bouchard, on heavy paper with wide margins, Tab. 53 from „Hortus Romanus“, Rome 1775.
Sheet size: 55 x 39,2 cm; Print size: 39 x22,5 cm
Beautiful print and colours, minor creases and some small stains in the wide margins, altogether in very good condition.
From the very rare botanical work "Hortus Romanus", published in eight volumes by Giorgio Bonelli in Rome between 1772 and 1793. Only a small number of copies was printed - probably not even the planned 300 - and just a handful originally coloured. Most of the depictions were engraved - and a few also coloured by Maddalena Bouchard herself, after drawings by C. Ubertini.