Antique 1800s French etching of plants, namely euphrosynes pleiones aristenies
It is roughly 27 inches long by 20.5 inches wide.
Étienne Geoffroy Saint-Hilaire (15 April 1772 – 19 June 1844) was a French naturalist who established the principle of "unity of composition". Geoffroy's scientific views had a transcendental flavor (unlike Lamarck's materialistic views) and were similar to those of German morphologists like Lorenz Oken.. He believed in the underlying unity of organismal design, and the possibility of the transmutation of species in time, amassing evidence for his claims through research in comparative anatomy, paleontology, and embryology. He is considered as a predecessor of the Evo-devo evolutionary concept.
The chart is in extremely good condition for its age. It does have some condition issues on the edges and there is a hole in the print. This is an etching on the finest paper. This would be fabulous framed. It features what looks like different sections of a specific type of plant