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doryanthes curtis botanical magazine print antique engraving

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Doryanthes Excelsa - Gigantic Doryanthes (2)


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Antique botanical print of an Australian native plant


A pair of Australian native botanical engravings 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. Francis Sansom was a leading London botanical engraver. Sydenham Teast Edwards (1768 - 1819) was a natural history illustrator. He was the first full-time artist to work for Curtis's Botanical Magazine. He served as that magazine's principal artist for 27 years. Two light vertical folds as issued on the folding plate.


Curtis Doryanthes


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artist Francis Sansom (fl1780s-1815) after Sydenham Edwards (1768-1819)
method Copper-line engraving with original hand-colouring
date 1814
size 200mm by 235mm (platemark)
SKU BT5882