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Joseph Jacob Plenck (1735 - 1807)

Superb hand coloured copper plate engravings on fine laid paper from 'Icones Plantarum Medicinalium', published in Vienna between 1788 and 1803. The complete work in seven Folio volumes included 700 beautifully engraved flowers and plants with medicinal properties.
Dr Joseph Plenck, a Viennese protodermatologist, was professor and secretary of the Imperial Medical Josephine Academy, which today houses the Institute for the History of Medicine. A man of diversified interests and a prolific author, he wrote many treatises covering various fields from dermatology and dentistry to surgery, anatomy, pharmacology, and botany.
These, now rare, prints are in excellent condition with only occasional light foxing.
Text in both Latin and German. Page size is 310 x450 mm. Plate size varies.

Please note that due to scanner limitations, the illustrations do not show the full margins of each print.
Any imperfections outside of the scanned area are noted individually.

Dostenia Contrayerva. Dostenia Contrayerva.
'Die spanische Grifwurz'

Overall size: 310 x 455 mm (12 x 18 in)
Plate size: 305 x 440 mm

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Trapa Natans. Trapa Natans.
'Die schwimmende Wassernus' (Water Chestnut)

Overall size: 310 x 455 mm (12 x 18 in)
Plate size: 255 x 420 mm

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Iris Tuberosa. Iris Tuberosa.
'Die Knollichte Schwertlilie'

Overall size: 310 x 455 mm (12 x 18 in)
Plate size: 230 x 405 mm

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Price: 250.00



Iris Foetidissima. Iris Foetidissima.
'Die Stinkende Schwertlilie'

Overall size: 310 x 455 mm (12 x 18 in)
Plate size: 212 x 440 mm

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Iris Pseudacorus. Iris Pseudacorus.
'Der wilde Calmus'

Overall size: 310 x 455 mm (12 x 18 in)
Plate size: 260 x 445 mm

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Slight discolouration of paper adjacent to main flower stem. 



Price: 245.00



Salvia Officinalis. Salvia Officinalis.
'Der Salbey'

Overall size: 310 x 450 mm (12 x 18 in)
Plate size: 130 x 400 mm

Slight spotting inside and outside plate marks.

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Price: 75.00



Salvia Horminum. Salvia Horminum.
'Das Scharlachkraut'

Overall size: 310 x 450 mm (12 x 18 in)
Plate size: 150 x 430 mm

Slight spotting inside and outside plate marks.

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Price: 75.00



Hyosciamus Niger. Hyosciamus Niger.
'Das schwarze Rilsenkraut' (Black Henbane)
A tincture of henbane was put in the hand of Hamlet’s murderer by William Shakespeare.

Overall size: 310 x 455 mm (12 x 18 in)
Plate size: 270 x 445 mm

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Price: 95.00


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