PCT-62824

Tab 60. Agaricum - Micheli (1729)

  • Technic: Copperplate engraving / etching with hand colouring on hand laid (verge) paper.
  • Condition: Good, given age. A few crinkles in the margins. Damp stain top left corner, not affecting image. General age-related toning and/or occasional minor defects from handling. Please study scan carefully.
  • Date: 1729
  • Overall size: 18 x 28.4 cm
  • Image size: 14.7 x 20.6 cm
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Description: Antique print, titled: 'Tab 60. Agaricum.' - Rare original antique print showing agaricum mushrooms by Petrro Antonio Micheli, printed in 1729 in Florence for 'Nova Plantarum Genera'. There is an engraved dedication to a patron. The accuracy of his illustrations testify to the author's patient and critical observations.

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Artists and Engravers: Made by 'Pier Antonio Micheli' after an anonymous artist. Pier Antonio Micheli (December 11, 1679 – January 1, 1737) was a noted Italian botanist,[1] professor of botany in Pisa, curator of the Orto Botanico di Firenze, author of Nova plantarum genera iuxta Tournefortii methodum disposita. He discovered the spores of mushrooms, was a leading authority on cryptogams, and coined several important genera of microfungi including Aspergillus and Botrytis.