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Eucalyptus Splachicarpon botanical engraving curtis

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Eucalyptus Splachicarpon - Splachnum-fruited Eucalytpus, or Gum Tree


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Original antique botanical engraving


Walter Hood Fitch was one of the most famous botanical artists of the Victorian era. Australian native botanical engraving from Curtis's Botanical Magazine. William Curtis (1746-1799) was a trained pharmacist 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. CONDITION : Three horizontal folds as issued. Some faint off-setting - see photo.

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artist Swan after Walter Hood Fitch (1817-1892)
method Engraving with original hand-colouring
date 1843
size 290mm by 230mm (sheet)
SKU BT9767