Peter Collinson. F.R.S: S.A.S: AC AD. Reg. Berol: et Svec. Soc.
Engraving. 146 x 102mm. 5¾ x 4". Cut.
Peter Collinson (1694-1768) was a Fellow of the Royal Society, an avid gardener, and the middleman for an international exchange of scientific ideas in mid-18th century London. He maintained a horticultural relationship with John Bartram and corresponded with Benjamin Franklin about electricity. Beneath his image is the medicinal herb 'Collinsonia', which he discovered.
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