The American Cowslip.
London. Published May 1, 1801 by Dr. Thornton.
Aquatint with stipple and line, printed in colours and hand-finished. 550 x 450mm (21¾ x 17¾"). Cut to platemark. A repaired tear in margin.
An illustration of the American Cowslip, a member of the genus 'Dodecatheon'. 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, in this case with ships in the background.
Dunthorne: p.250, state ii of ii.
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