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John Hill produced eleven botanical works during his lifetime but his propensity to jump from project to project, career to career, apparently made his life unfulfilling and unhappy. His best known work, THE VEGETABLE SYSTEM which included 1546 hand colored, engraved plates took him sixteen years to complete but didn’t make him a profit. In 1760 he produced FLORA BRITANNICA, the first color plate book by an Englishman to employ Linnaeus’s system of nomenclature to arrange the plants.

THE VEGETABLE SYSTEM by John Hill. London, 1759-73.

  • Bright Weed Hand-colored copperplate engraving
    30-1/2 x 26-1/4 framed
    Price: $695
    SOLD
  • Flax Hand-colored copperplate engraving
    30-1/2 x 26-1/4 framed
    Price: $695
    SOLD

Plates from THE BRITISH FLOWER GARDEN – by Robert Sweet. London, 1831.

  • Plate 114 Handcolored copperplate engravings
    9-1/2 x 6 image
    Price: $48
  • Plate 146 Handcolored copperplate engravings
    9-1/2 x 6 image
    Price: $48
  • Plate 196 Handcolored copperplate engravings
    9-1/2 x 6 image
    Price: $48
  • Plate 223 Handcolored copperplate engravings
    9-1/2 x 6 image
    Price: $48
  • Plate 48 Handcolored copperplate engravings
    9-1/2 x 6 image
    Price: $48

FERNS: BRITISH AND EXOTIC Volume VII, by E.J. Lowe. London, 1859.

  • Plate 13
  • Plate 23
  • Plate 28
  • Plate 6
  • Plate 62

TRAITES DES FRUITIERS ET ARBUSTES, by Duhamel du Monceau. Paris, 1768.

  • Plate 152 Hand Colored Copperplate Engraving
    10-1/2 x 8-1/2 image
    16-1/2 x 14-1/2 matted
    Price: $395
  • Plate 338 Hand Colored Copperplate Engraving
    10-1/2 x 8-1/2 image
    16-1/2 x 14-1/2 matted
    Price: $395
  • Plate 6 Hand Colored Copperplate Engraving
    10-1/2 x 8-1/2 image
    16-1/2 x 14-1/2 matted
    Price: $395

THE BOTANICAL MAGAZINE, by William Curtis. London, 1787 - 1826.

  • Plate 1089 Hand-colored copperplate engraving
    9 x 5-1/2 image
    Price: $150
  • Plate 1174 Hand-colored copperplate engraving
    9 x 5-1/2 image
    Price: $75
  • Plate 2254 Hand-colored copperplate engraving
    9 x 5-1/2 image
    Price: $75
  • Plate 792 Hand-colored copperplate engraving
    9 x 5-1/2 image
    Price: $75

ORCHIDACEOUS PLANTS, by Robert Warner. London, 1865-1885.

  • Plate 1
  • Plate 127
  • Plate 92

THE BOTANIST'S REPOSITORY FOR NEW AND RARE PLANTS, by Henry C. Andrews. London, 1797-1814.

  • Plate 192 Hand Colored Copperplate Engraving
    11 x 8-1/2 image
    Price: $150
  • Plate 250 Hand Colored Copperplate Enrgaving
    11 x 8-1/2 image
    Price: $250
  • Plate 28 Hand Colored Copperplate Engraving
    11 x 8-1/2 image
    Price: $175
  • Plate 47 Hand Colored Copperplate Engraving
    11 x 16-1/2 image
    Price: $250

TRAITE GENERAL DE VITACULTURE: AMPELOGRAPHIE. Chromolithography by F. Champenois.

  • Grapes Chromolithograph
    23-3/4 x 17-1/2 framed
    Price: $600

THE FLOWERING PLANTS, GRASSES, SEDGES, AND FERNS OF GREAT BRITAIN, By Anne Pratt. London, 1855.

  • Plate 112
  • Plate 115
  • Plate 140
  • Plate 155
  • Plate 168

POMONA BRITANNICA, by George Brookshaw. London, 1817.

  • Plate 14 Line and stipple engravings-partially printed in color and finished by hand
    10-1/4 x 8-1/4 image
    Price: $895
  • Plate 16 Line and stipple engravings-partially printed in color and finished by hand
    10-1/4 x 8-1/4 image
    Price: $895
  • Plate 27 Line and stipple engravings-partially printed in color and finished by hand
    10-1/4 x 8-1/4 image
    Price: $895

THE FERNS OF NORTH AMERICA, by Daniel C. Eaton. Boston, 1893.

  • Plate 73 Hand Colored Copperplate Engraving
    19-1/4 x 16-1/2 framed
    Price: $310
    SOLD
  • Plate 75 Hand Colored Copperplate Engraving
    19-1/4 x 16-1/2 framed
    Price: $310
    SOLD
  • Plate 76 Hand Colored Copperplate Engraving
    19-1/4 x 16-1/2 framed
    Price: $310
    SOLD

EDWARD'S BOTANICAL REGISTER, by Sydenham Edwards. London, 1847.

  • Plate 65 Hand Colored Copperplate Engraving
    9-1/2 x 6 image
    Price: $48
  • Plate 68 Hand Colored Copperplate Engraving
    9-1/2 x 6 image
    Price: $48
  • Plate 69 Hand Colored Copperplate Engraving
    9-1/2 x 6 image
    Price: $48