While our images are electronically watermarked, the antique prints themselves are not.
Mangosteen LAB405 $95
Each print measures approximately 8
inches by 11 inches.
This encyclopedic work spanning over 50 years and running to 201 volumes was the undertaking of an enterprising young publisher Charles-Joseph Panckoucke (1736-98), who got his start in the publishing world of the day by collaborating on the Encyclopedie of Diderot & d’Alembert. This latter work was to become a definitive record of the history of European thought and a remarkable reference for all aspects of eighteenth-century European civilization. From the onset, it was controversial, banned by the government & condemned by the Pope, causing it to become enormously popular.
We are offering prints just a few prints from
the volumes relating to Botany, published in
the late 1700s. The backdrop of the publication was the French Revolution, when, in 1793 Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette went to the guillotine. It was a time of great transformation in France & the reorganization in a democratic manner of many of the establishments previously dependent on the whims of royal patronage. The old Jardin des Plantes became the Musée National d'Histoire Naturelle (National Museum of Natural History), run by twelve professors in twelve different scientific fields, one of whom was
It is with great pleasure that we offer these prints, which have undoubtedly been touched by those who participated in the French Revolution.
The artists for the botanical section included none
other than the brothers Redoute, Deseve & Fossier. Each
original antique print is folio size, measuring
approximately 8 1/2 inches by 11 inches, on strong, aged
white chain lined paper, bearing the Whatman watermark.
Some have been beautifully hand
colored in England by one of the few remaining
professional colorists. There is no descriptive text but
a copy of the title page will be provided.
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on postage. International shipping is $25 for any number of prints and buyers
are responsible for all customs duties. Our environment is smoke free. We pack
professionally using only new materials. All items are beautifully wrapped and
suitable for sending directly as gifts. You may return any item within 7 days if
not satisfied. To order, you may call us at 1-888-PANTEEK, or send email to