Nature Printed Engravings by Constantin von Ettinghausen (1826 - 1897) + Alois Pokorny (1826-1886).
from the artists' book Physiotypia plantarum austriacarum. Vienna. print. 1855 - 1873.
Plate 209: Salix GrandifoliaPrice$285.00
Plate 216: Polygonum viviparum Linn.Price$285.00
Plate 219: Rumex Acetosa Linn.Price$285.00
Plate 222: Daphne Mezercum LinnPrice$285.00
Plate 226: Statice Limonium LinnPrice$285.00
Plate 228: Valerianella olitoria PollPrice$285.00
Plate 236: Knautia arvensis CoultPrice$285.00
Plate 238: Succisa australis ReichbPrice$285.00
Plate 246: Bellidiastrum Michelii CassPrice$285.00
Plate 247: Erigeron canadensis LinnPrice$285.00
Plate 253: Doronicum Nendtvichii SadlPrice$285.00
Plate 261: Centaurea PhrygiaPrice$285.00
Plate 265: Crisium LanceolatumPrice$285.00
Plate 270: Scorzonera austriaca WilldPrice$285.00
Plate 272: Lactuca muralis DonPrice$285.00
Plate 273: Prenanhes purpurea LinnPrice$285.00
Plate 275: Crepis praemorsa TauschPrice$285.00
professor at the university in Vienna who worked with Ettinghausen on improving the process. The Imperial Printing Office (Hof- und Staatsdruckerei) improved upon the nature printing process used by Henry Bradbury in his The Ferns of Great Britain and Ireland with greater detail in the venation of the leaves, hairs, and other minutiae.
Print: 22 1/2 x 15" Plate 17" x 12 3/4"
plates, considered to be "the most important work produced by nature printing ever published" (Stafleu). Ettingshausen was an Austrian botanist who published a number of works using the nature printing process which was invented by Alois Auer. This work is perhaps his most famous production. The plates were printed under his supervision at the Vienna state press. Pokorny was a
Constantin Freiherr von Ettingshausen (1826-1897) and Alois Pokorny (1826-1886)Ettingshausen's Nature Printing Physiotypia Plantarum Austriacarum. Der Naturselbstdruck in Seiner Anwendung auf Die Gefässpflanzen Österreichs in Naturselbstdruck, mit Besonderer Berüscksichtigung der Nervation in den Flächenorganen der Pflazen. Vienna, 1855-1873. Two folio volumes with 30 plates and a ten volume atlas with 1000
Nature prints of plants were produced by drying the actual plants, pressing them between a plate of soft lead and one of steel, making an impression on the lead plate, and making an electrotype from the lead plate. Electrotypes were made by putting the plate into a solution of copper and passing electricity through it, causing the copper to be deposited on its surface. After a few weeks, the copper would become rigid and could be lifted from the lead plate, complete with the image, which could be inked and used for printing.