Tab 69 - Michelio (1729)

  • Technic: Copperplate engraving / etching with hand colouring on hand laid (verge) paper.
  • Condition: Good, given age. There is some old handwriting in the margins, not affecting image. Some paper loss margin top left corner; backed. General age-related toning and/or occasional minor defects from handling. Please study scan carefully.
  • Date: 1729
  • Overall size: 18.3 x 28.4 cm
  • Image size: 14.5 x 21.1 cm

124,50 €

Description: Antique print, titled: 'Tab 69.' - Rare original antique print of Boletus mushrooms by Petrro Antonio Michelio, 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.

Source unknown, to be determined.

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.