BURNETT, Mary Ann. Set of Fifteen Botanical Coloured Lithographs from “Plantae utiliores” (London: Whittaker & Co, 1845 – 1850)


Gold wood frames. 42x35cm (16.5×13.8in) including frame. Botanical illustrations published between 1845-1850, in Plantae utiliores; or illustrations of useful plants, employed in the arts and medicine.


Mary Ann Burnet (d.1856) was a botanist who, in conjunction with her brother Gilbert Thomas Burnett (1800-1835), illustrated and authored a compendium of medicinal plants. Issued monthly, Plantae utiliores included a description of each plant and its uses, as well as a fully-coloured detailed rendering of its usable parts in a medicinal context.