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banksia botanical fossier print antique engraving

Banksia

$320.00

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Antique botanical print of an Australian native plant
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French copper-line engraving from Histoire Naturelle, Botanique part of J.B.A.P.M. de Lamarck & J.L.M.Poiret, 'Tableau Encyclopedique et Methodique. Botanique' (1791-1834). The images were taken from engravings after drawings by the German artist John Paul Nusbiegel which were based on banksias collected by Sir Joseph Banks. They were published in Joseph Gaertner's 'De Fructibus et seminibus plantarum', 1788-1792, and were the first engravings of banksias ever published. Ref : Capturing Flora: 300 years of Australian botanical art, ed Morrison, Gordon p38,40,41.
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artist Robert Benard (1734-1785) after L Fossier (fl. 1775-1817)
method Copper-line engraving
date 1823
size 230mm by 160mm (image only)
SKU BT6008