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National Rose Month image from Smithsonian Institution Libraries

New illustration of the sexual system of Carolus von Linnaeus : comprehending an elucidation of the several parts of the fructification ; a prize dissertation on the sexes of plants, a full explanation of the classes, and orders, of the sexual system ; and the temple of flora, or garden of nature, being picturesque, botanical, coloured plates, of select plants, illustrative of the same, with descriptions / / by Robert John Thornton ...

In recognition of June as National Rose Month this hand colored plate (detail) is offered from an 1807 volume by Robert John Thornton in the collection of the Cooper-Hewitt Design Museum Library, a branch of Smithsonian Institution Libraries. More illustrations of flowers from this publication, titled in part, New illustration of the sexual system of Carolus von Linnaeus : comprehending an elucidation of the several parts of the fructification ; a prize dissertation on the sexes of plants, a full explanation of the classes, and orders, of the sexual system…, can be seen by clicking this link to the Smithsonian Institution Libraries’ Galaxy of Images.

 

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