London Publisjed as the Act directs Aug.t 1.1812 by Jones & Adlard.
Stipple with large margins. Plate 165 x 114mm. 6½ x 4½".
Carl Linnaeus (1707-1778) the Swedish botanist, physician and zoologist, who laid the foundations for the modern scheme of binomial nomenclature. He is often referred to as the father of modern taxonomy, and also considered one of the fathers of modern ecology. One of a number of stipple heads of Kings and Queens of similar format printed on quarto sheets, by Chapman, published by J. Wilkes, 1795-1810. They probably appeared as illustrations to the 'Encyclopaedia Londinensis, Universal Dictionary of Arts, Sciences and Literature ... Embellished by ... engravings. Compiled ... by John Wilkes'.
W: 1778-27; this portrait may derive from Bartolozzi's engraving of him, for which see ref. 10314
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