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dracophyllum gracile loddiges botanical print antique engraving

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Loddiges - Dracophyllum gracile


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Antique botanical print of an Australian native plant


Engraving of Australian native plant from Loddiges Botanical Cabinet. The Loddiges family managed one of the most notable of the eighteenth and nineteenth century plant nurseries that traded in and introduced exotic plants into European gardens. The nursery rose to great prominence during the early nineteenth century under George Loddiges (1786-1846) who published in his serial numbers of The Botanical Cabinet 2000 coloured plates of rare plants introduced into its hothouses and gardens from around the world. With photocopy of the original descriptive text. Some previous mounting tape on reverse.

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artist George Cooke (engraver)
method Copper-line engraving with original hand-colouring
date 1828
size 165mm by 95mm (platemark)
SKU BT5034