Linnaeus in his Lapland Dress. From an original Picture in the possession of Dr. Thornton.
London published by Dr. Thornton June 1. 1805.
Mezzotint, rare. 510 x 350mm (20 x 13¾").
Carl Linnaeus the elder, 1707-1778, a plant with a label attached in one hand, a shaman's drum in the other. An inscription on the drum reads 'Carolus Linnaeus a Lapponia redux aetat 30, anno 1737 / Mart Hoffman fecit.' An illustration from Robert Thornton's 'Illustration of the Sexual System of Carolus von Linnaeus'. Other states give the engraver's name as Henry Kingsbury.
Chaloner Smith 8, state iii of iii. Ex Collection of the Hon. Christopher Lennox-Boyd. Wellcome: 1778-2
[Ref: 36872] £850.00