Philip Miller (1691 – 1771)
Born in Aberdeen, Philip was a Scottish author and botanist.
Miller was made head gardener of the Chelsea Physic Garden in 1722 on Sir Sloane's recommendation, and gained an international reputation for the Garden, which held the largest collection of plants in Europe under his stewardship, due to his horticultural skill and botanical abilities (e.g. his experiments in 1751, which were the first to demonstrate the importance of insects in pollination).
This print is from the first edition of "Figures of the Most Beautiful, Useful, and Uncommon Plants described in the Gardeners Dictionary ", published in London between 1755 and 1760. The work was first published by subscription in 50 monthly parts (each part with 6 plates) between 25 March 1755 and 30 June 1760, at a cost of 2s 6d uncoloured or 5s coloured. A very attractive work that includes 16 plates after Georg Dionysius Ehret, 155 after Richard Lancake, 83 by and after John Miller (aka Johann Sebastian Mueller). Each print in folio edition measure approx. 27 by 43,5 cm.
The condition of these prints is very good, with characteristic strong plate. A large copy, with good margins on wonderful chained hand made paper. There is no foxing on clean watermarked paper.
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Bibliograph: Dunthorne 209; Henrey 1097, 1099; Nissen BBI 1378; Stafleu & Cowan 6059. Great Flower Books (1990) p.121.
- Philip Miller
- Titolo dell'opera
- Philip Miller - The Most Beautiful, Useful, and Uncommon Plants 1755 - ORIGINAL HANDCOLOR CHILLEA
- Acquerello, Incisione
- Firmato su lastra
- In ottime condizioni
- Vendita con cornice
- Dimensioni totali
- 43.5×27×0 cm