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Laporte, John, 1761–1839
Characters of trees / drawn and engraved by J. Laporte.
London : Published by John P. Thompson, Gt. Newport Street, [1800]
Physical Description:
6 pt. : chiefly ill. ; 43 x 58 cm.
Rare Books and Manuscripts
Folio A 2010 16
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
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Copyright Status:
Copyright Not Evaluated
Title and publisher from printed cover label (on part issues).
Issued in 6 parts, with 4 large etchings per part.
Apparently a reissue of the 6-part work originally issued in parts (1795-1798) by Thomas Macklin, titled: Of the character of trees. The plates to parts 1 and 2 have been re-engraved with Thompson's imprint and are dated May 24, 1800. The plates to part 6 retain Macklin's original imprint, dated March 1, 1798.
BAC: British Art Center copy lacks parts 3, 4, and 5. In original blue wrappers, with Thompson's printed title labels.
Subject Terms:
Botanical illustration -- Early works to 1800.
Drawing -- Handbooks, manuals, etc.
Drawing -- Technique.
Thompson, John P. -- Publisher.
Trees -- Pictorial works -- Early works to 1800.
Drawing books.
Soft-ground etchings -- 1800.

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