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grevillea curtis botanical magazine print antique engraving

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Grenville Acanthifolia - Acanthus-leaved Grevillea


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Antique botanical print of an Australian native plant


'This interesting species of Grevillea was discovered by the King's collector, Mr Allan Cunningham, on peaty bogs on the Blue Miountains, and banks of Cox's river, during Mr Oxley's first expedition into the interior in 1817.' 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 original text describing features of the plant, when it was introduced and by whom, and whose collection it comes from. Tiny hole on right-hand side platemark, comes up as a black dot in the photo.

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artist Swan after William Jackson Hooker (1785-1865)
method Copper-line engraving with original hand-colouring
date 1828
size 215mm by 120mm (platemark)
SKU BT6782