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firewheel stenocarpus cunningham curtis botanical antique engraving

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Stenocarpus Cunninghami - Mr Cunningham's Stenocarpus (Firewheel Tree)


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Antique botanical print of an Australian native plant


The lamented Allan Cunningham discovered this plant on the banks of the Brisbane River, Moreton Bay, Queensland. 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. Accompanied by a photocopy of the 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 Walter Hood Fitch (1817-1892)
method Lithograph with original hand-colouring
date 1846
size 320mm by 255mm (sheet)
SKU BT6871