The Pontic Rhododendron.
London. Published by Dr. Thornton, Dec.r 1st 1802.
Aquatint with stipple & line engraving, small margins,printed in colours and hand-finished. 530 x 405mm (21 x 16"). 2 small fly spots in sky.
An illustration of Rhododendron ponticum, or Common Rhododendron. It was published in Dr Robert John Thornton's 'Temple of Flora' 1799-1807, considered by many to be the greatest English colour-plate flower book, and the first series of flower prints to show the plant within a habitat.
Dunthorne, p.250, only state.
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