Full-page stipple engravings, Pierre-Joseph Redouté, arguably among the greatest flower painters of all time, printed in color and finished by hand, including frontispiece (wreath of roses engraved by Charlin, with Greek inscription printed in gold). Engravers include Langlois (59), Chapuy (41) and Bessin (or Bessa) (22). Port. of Redouté by C.S. Pradier after Gerard, 1811. McTigue admires the "breathtaking delicacy'' and scientific accuracy of this work.
Citation/reference: Stafleu, F.A. Taxonomic literature (2nd ed.), 8748
Content: Originally issued in 30 pts., Mar. 22, 1817-Mar. 6, 1824.
Content: Vol. 1: 156,  p.,  leaves of plates; v. 2: 122,  p.,  leaves of plates; v. 3: 125,  p.,  leaves of plates.
Citation/reference: McTigue admires the "breathtaking delicacy'' and scientific accuracy of this work. New York Public Library. Nature Illustrated: Flowers, Plants, and Trees, 1550-1990; text by Bernard McTigue. (1989)