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dryandra floribunda banksia sessilis botanical engraving

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Dryandra Floribunda - Many-Flowered Dryandra (now Banksia sessilis var. cordata)


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Antique botanical print of an Australian native plant


'Native of South Coast of New Holland, commonly called Lewin's Land'. Banksia sessilis var. cordata is native to Western Australia. Australian native botanical engraving from Curtis’ 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. Accompanied by original text describing features of the plant, when it was introduced and by whom, and whose collection it comes from.

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artist Francis Sansom after Sydenham Edwards (1768–1819)
method Copper-line engraving with original hand-colouring
date 1813
size 250mm by 150mm (sheet)
SKU BT8387