The Great Blew-bottle from the work, "A Curious Herbal". An extremely popular work picturing a large variety of flowers, fruits and shrubs, with original hand-coloring by Mrs. Elizabeth Blackwell. Published in 1737-1739 as a way for Elizabeth to bail her husband out of debtor's prison. Plates measure 17.75" x 11.5" (Deluxe), and 14.5" x 9/5" (Regular). This is plate# 66 from the Regular Sized Edition. The title page reads: "A Curious Herbal, containing five-hundred cuts of the most useful plants which are now used in the practice of physick. Engraved on folio copper plates after drawings taken from the life." Condition: Overall good as expected for the age, ink spots lower left corner, pencil marks lower right corner, some spotting. See picture enlargements for more details.