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acacia curtis botanical magazine print antique engraving

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Awl-leaved Acacia


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Antique botanical print of an Australian native plant


Native of the newly discovered country beyond the Blue Mountains in New South Wales' 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. A couple of faint crease vertical lines in paper.

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artist H Weddell after J Curtis
method Copper-line engraving with original hand-colouring
date 1823
size 200mm by 120mm (platemark)
SKU BT7166