18th Century Cannabis Engraving

18th Century Cannabis Engraving


Antique Plate from Phillip Miller’s ‘The Gardener’s Dictionary’ 1768

From the volume detailing the ‘Most Beautiful, Useful and Uncommon Plants’, this hand coloured copper engraving on heavyweight paper seems to be a very rare item indeed. It shows both male and female plants. In this edition Miller wanted to document any plants which may be of interest to trade, medicine or ones not noted by other botanists at the time. After a rollercoaster of hundreds of years this controversial plant is now very topical again. Whatever you think this is a very interesting and beautiful little piece of history.

It is in great vintage condition, there is some minor foxing on the paper but it is 250 years old and we think this adds to it’s charm. It is now protected in a complimentary early-mid 20th century oak frame.

Measuring: 42cm high X 27cm wide X 1cm deep.

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