|Published||[Printed for D. Midwinter &c., London. 1741]|
|Dimensions||Image 100 x 160 mm, Sheet 125 x 200 mm|
A small scale view of Gallipoli from 'A Voyage in the Levant' by Joseph Pitton de Tournefort.
Claude Aubriet (1651/1665-1742) was a draftsman and miniaturist painter who was specialised in botanical works. From 1700 unto 1702 he escorted botanist Joseph Pitton de Tournefort on a royal mission to Greece, Persia and Asia Minor to draw the flora they would discover. Many of the prints in Henri Louis Duhamel Du Morceau's Traite des Arbres Fruitiers were based on designs by Aubriet next to those of Madeleine Basseporte (1702-1780).
Joseph Pitton de Tournefort (1656 - 1708) was a French botanist, notable as the first to make a clear definition of the concept of genus for plants.
Condition: Toning to sheet edges, binding hole to bottom margin.