Plate 2 from A Botanical Description of the British Marine Plants

John Stackhouse (1742-1819)

Published by Bath: S. Hazard, 1795, 1795
Condition: Very Good No Binding
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John Stackhouse (1742-1819) Nereis Britannica; or A Botanical Description of the British Marine Plants Bath: S. Hazard, 1795 Hand-colored copperplate engraving 14 3/4” x 20 1/2” framed John Stackhouse was born at Trehane, Cornwall in 1742. He attended Oxford in 1758, eventually studying marine biology in the Mediterranean. He was particularly interested in seaweed and other marine plant life. He married Susanna Acton in 1773. Shortly thereafter the pair decided to build a house on the southern coast of England around Cuddon Point so that John could continue his study of seaweed. Later, he moved to the coastal area now known as Stackhouse Cove, and in honor of his wife, built Acton Castle. He was elected as one of the earliest members of the Linnean Society in 1795. In 1795 his studies and illustrations of seaweed of the Southern coast of England culminated in his publication of Nereis Brittanica or A Botanical Description of the British Marine Plants in Latin and English, Accompanied with Drawings from Nature. This unusual and rare work is the first English volume devoted marine plant life. It is also important in the field of marine biology for Stackhouse’s new approach to classifying the plants. The outstanding hand-colored copperplates were engraved from drawings by both Stackhouse and Thomas Velley. Bookseller Inventory # A00826c

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Title: Plate 2 from A Botanical Description of the ...

Publisher: Bath: S. Hazard, 1795

Publication Date: 1795

Binding: No Binding

Book Condition:Very Good

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