Mr. Gilbert Knowles. Aetatis 49.
Mezzotint. Rare. Platemark: 260 x 185mm (10¼ x 7¼"). Large margins.
A portrait of botanist and poet Gilbert Knowles, half length, in an oval, directed to left, looking and facing the front. Knowles is best known for his work 'Materia Medica Botanica (London, 1723), dedicated to Dr. Richard Mead, consisting of 7355 Latin hexameters. Four hundred plants in the text are described and their uses in medicine explained.
Ex collection of Christopher Lennox-Boyd. Chaloner Smith: 212. I of II. Wellcome: 1614.
[Ref: 37151] £280.00