Pair of Mid 18th. Century Botanical Engravings by Hill.This pair of hand coloured copper plate engravings by John Hill from ‘Eden or a compleat body of gardening’.John Hill ( C. 1714 -21 November 1775), called because of his Swedish honours, ‘Sir’ John Hill, was an English author and botanist. He contributed to contemporary periodicals and was awarded the title of Sir in recognition of his illustrated botanical compendium ‘The Vegetable System’.
Published by T.Osborne, T.Tyre, S.Crowder and H.Woodgate (London)
Height: 24″, 61 cms. Width: 18.5″, 47 cms, Depth: 0.75″, 2 cms.