Plantae et papiliones rariores

Plantae et papiliones rariores

The illustrator Georg Ehret (1708–1770) also published by subscription. His series of lavish botanical illustrations, Plantae et papiliones rariores, was published plate by plate over a period of ten years. Ehret had often provided illustrations for the publications of other authors, including Linnaeus, but he wished to publish a set of plates of his own design and specifications. Two of the plates contain dedications to individuals who had subscribed: one to the Duchess of Portland and the other, included above, to George Parker, Earl of Macclesfield, who served as president of the Royal Society from 1752 to 1764.

 
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