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bromelia pineapple curtis botanical magazine print antique engraving

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Narrow-Leaved Wild Pine-Apple


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Antique French engraving of a pineapple


Bromelia Sylvestris - Narrow-Leaved Wild Pine-Apple' 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. Four vertical folds as issued. Title written below image and outside platemark.

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artist Weddell after S Curtis
method Copper-line engraving with original hand-colouring
date 1823
size 200mm by 240mm (platemark)
SKU BT6722