Carl Linnaeus Swedish Botanist 1834 rare engraved portrait print India proofAntiqueMapsPrints.com
(19th Century printed portrait image)
Issued 1834, London by Charles Knight
Engraved by CE Wagstaff
Beautifully engraved, well printed, and uncommon/ scarce antique portrait print. Richly printed on India paper backed by a larger heavy paper stock as issued.
The portrait displays a visual richness and is well nuanced. A superior engraving technique.
In near VG [or better] condition: minor normal light age toning to paper, some small spotting as seen in the blank margins. Overall the image remains clean and very attractive. Any minor age flaws or defects may hopefully be clearly seen in the images.
Please examine the scan closely as it forms the central part of the description. There is a zoom feature so you can see close up. [note: we grade very conservatively and always seek to disclose any noteworthy flaws ].
The printed area remains visually pleasing, a nice impression of an interesting and very scarce historic image.
A charming 19th century print any collector, dealer, or institution would be happy to possess. Perfect for gift-giving, display or dealer resale purposes.
Sheet measures c. 16 1/2 " x 11 1/4"
Engraved portrait area measures c. 4 3/4" x 4" .