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acacia curtis botanical magazine print antique engraving

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Acacia Oxycedrus - Downy-Stemmed Acacia


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Antique botanical print of an Australian native plant


'Seeds of this plant were sent from New Holland by Mr Fraser : who detected the species in the Blue Mountains' Australian native botanical engraving from Curtis's Botanical Magazine. William Curtis (1746-1799) was a trained pharmacist, in London, who maintained a large garden and devoted himself to the study of its flora. He began publishing the Curtis Botanical Magazine in 1787. Accompanied by original text describing features of the plant, when it was introduced and by whom, and whose collection it comes from.

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artist Joseph Swan (1796-1872) after William Jackson Hooker (1785-1865)
method Copper-line engraving with original hand-colouring
date 1829
size 205mm by 125mm (platmark)
SKU BT6122