Engraving. Image measures 11.25" x 7.5", sheet measures 13.75" x 9". Shows some light toning at edges. In very good condition.
Plate 12 from "The Natural History of Barbados" by Reverend Griffith Hughes, A.M. which depicts local flora and sea fauna from the island country. Inscription reads: "To the most Rev'd Father in God, Thomas Lord Bishop of London". Each plate is dedicated to a prominent person in elaborate engraved calligraphy and accompanied by a rendering of the dedicatee's coat of arms. George Dionysus (G.D.) Ehret was a dominant influence in botanical art during the 18th century. He was born in Heidelberg, Germany, and trained as a gardener. He later traveled throughout Europe, settling in England as a Fellow of the Royal Society.