The Temple of Flora, or Garden of Nature, Being Picturesque Botanical Plates of the New Illustration of the Sexual System of Linnaeus

Richard Earlom (English, 1743-1822), James Caldwall (English, 1739–1819), Joseph Constantine Stadler (English, (born Germany) active 1780–1822), Thomas Woolnoth (born 1785), William Ward, Sr. (English, 1766–1826), William Elmes (Active London, 1797–1814), Thomas Medland (English, active 1800–1807), Robert Dunkarton (English, 1744–about 1815), William Hopwood (English, active about 1800–1803), John Landseer (English, 1769?–1852), Thomas Burke (English, 1749–1815), Frederick Christian Lewis (English, 1779–1856), Thomas Sutherland (English, about 1785–about 1825), After Phillipp Reinagle (English, 1749–1833), After Abraham Pether (English, 1756–1812), After Sydenham Edwards (English, about 1768–1819), After Peter Charles Henderson (English,active 1799–1829), After Robert John Thornton (English (Ireland), 1768–1837), After John Russell (English, 1745–1806), After John Opie (English, 1761–1807), After Richard Cosway (English, 1742–1821), Calligrapher Thomas Tomkins (English, 1743–1816)

Place of Publication: London, England

Catalogue Raisonné

Dunthorne 301; 1Nissen 1955;


Overall: 58 x 47 x 4 cm (22 13/16 x 18 1/2 x 1 9/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Illustrated book with 31 etchings, engravings, and aquatints, partially color-printed and hand-colored; and 6 calligraphic engravings

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Europe, Prints and Drawings


Illustrated books

(London: For the Publisher [i.e., the author], 1799[-1807]) Large folio; 7 engraved preliminary leaves, 79 letterpress leaves, plus 31 mixed etching and engravings; contemporary gilt- and blind-stamped black morocco.

Illustrations of exotic flowers in natural settings; allegorical illustrations of botanical themes; elaborate calligraphic titles, dedication, and contents leaves

London: For the Publisher [i.e., the author], 1799[-1807]


Mrs. Sigmund J. Katz, by whom bequeathed to MFA, November 30, 1988.

Credit Line

Jessie and Sigmund Katz Collection