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Artist: Joseph Swan (1796-1872) after William Jackson Hooker (1785-1865)
Title: Australian Curtis - Handsome Banksia
Method: Copper-line engraving with original hand-colouring
Size: 240mm by 195mm (platemark)
Id Number: 03873
Description: 'Banksia Speciosa - Handsome Banksia'
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.
Sir William Jackson Hooker, FRS (1785 – 1865) was an English systematic botanist and organiser, and botanical illustrator.
Joseph Swan was a Glasgow engraver who worked as an engraver on William Jackson Hooker's many publications, until Hooker moved to London.
Accompanied by original text describing features of the plant, when it was introduced and by whom, and whose collection it comes from.
Folds as issued.
Ref : AUSBOT
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