Icones Pictae Plantarum Rariorum, descriptionibus et observationibus illustratae ... Coloured Figures of Rare Plants, illustrated with Descriptions and Observations.
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London 1790-(1793). 3 parts. Folio. With 18 handcoloured engraved plates by James Sowerby. Contemporary half calf, a little rubbed and some repairs.
Species illustrated and described include three from the Cape, two from Mauritius, and several from Jamaica
Hunt 715; Nissen BBI, 1859. No title-page has been published. The dedication, preface, and descriptive letterpress to each plate are in Latin and English. The beautifully executed plates are James Sowerby's most accomplished work. One plate with repair.
Species illustrated and described include three from the Cape, two from Mauritius, and several from Jamaica.