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    Georg Dionysius Ehret (1708-1770). Two Prints: Musæ fructu longiori spadicis fructiferi verticillus primus et ex parte secundus tertiusque in naturali magnitudine - Plate XIX. [and:] Title page of Plantae Selectae.

    A hand-colored engraving of bananas and the title page of Christoph Trew's Plantae Selectae (Nuremberg: 1751) on watermarked laid paper. The print of bananas is in very good condition, with mild toning and light foxing. Two moisture droplet stains, visible only when print is held up to the light. [and:] Plantae Selectae title page, dated MDCCLI, printed in black with red and gold highlights to letters applied by hand, is in excellent condition with a few areas of light foxing and a shallow horizontal bend across the middle of the sheet. Both have light penciled notations. Both approximately 13.5 x 19.5 inches.


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