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epacris curtis botanical magazine print antique engraving

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Epacris Pulchella - Sweet-Scented Epacris


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Antique botanical print of an Australian native plant


Native of Port Jackson. Australian native 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. 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. 2 faint vertical lines though image.

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artist Francis Sansom (fl1780s-1815) after Sydenham Edwards (1768-1819)
method Copper-line engraving with original hand-colouring
date 1809
size 230mm by 135mm (sheet)
SKU BT5951