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New illustration of the sexual system of Carolus von Linnaeus : comprehending an elucidation of the several parts of the fructification; a prize dissertation on the sexes of plants; a full explanation of the classes, and orders, of the sexual system; a...

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Description
Robert John Thornton's Temple of flora, or to provide the beginning of its official title, New Illustration of the Sexual System of Carolus von Linneaus: ... (1807 [i.e. 1799-1810]) was famous in its time. The work is the result of a collaboration of a team of painters and engravers under Thornton's direction, and the florilegium they produced has a striking unity of tone and appearance. Unlike his contemporary, the celebrated flower painter Pierre-Joseph Redouté, whose fine portraits of individual plants appear against a white background,Thornton and his artists set their flowers in moody and evocative landscapes, symbolic of the plants being depicted.
Names
Thornton, Robert John (1765 - 1832) (Author)
Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1807
Place: London
Publisher: T. Bensley
Library locations
The Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Division of Art, Prints and Photographs: Print Collection
Shelf locator: MED+++ T514 (Thornton, R. J. New illustration of the sexual system)
Topics
Plants
Flowers
Botany
Linné, Carl von, 1707-1778. Disquisitio de sexu plantarum. English
Plants, Sex in
Genres
Books
Prints
Botanical illustrations
Illustrations
Notes
Content: 2 volumes.
Statement of responsibility: By Robert John Thornton ...
Date: Date issued: [i.e. 1799-1810].
Date: Most leaves of plates dated, with some leaves dated 1810.
Content: Vol. 1: [76] p., [126] leaves of plates; v. 2: [160] p. [39] leaves of plates.
Content: Engraved half-title at the beginning of v. 1: A British trophy on honour of Linnæus. Engraved special title-pages include one for v. 3 dated: January the 1st. MDCCXCIC. [1799]; special t.p. for 2nd part of v. 1: The prize dissertation on the sexes of plants / by Carolus von Linnæus ... 1759.
Content: The color plates, basically printed in color and then finished by hand, include aquatints, mezzotints, stipple engravings, etc. by many artists.
Indexed in: Nissen, C. Botanische Buchillustration, 1955 ; Dunthorne, G. Flower and fruit plants, 301.
Physical Description
Extent: 2 v. : ill. (some col.), ports. ; 59 cm. (fol.)
Extent: 59 x 48 cm
Type of Resource
Still image
Identifiers
RLIN/OCLC: 17615060
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b13998666
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): ad7b7cf0-c6f2-012f-8ac1-58d385a7bc34
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