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joseph dalton hooker portrait engraving botanist antique print

Sir Joseph Dalton Hooker

$195.00

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Antique 19th century portrait of a botanist
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Steel-engraving, published in 'Nature' in 1877. Sir Joseph Dalton Hooker OM, GCSI, CB, MD, FRS (1817-1911) was one of the greatest British botanists and explorers of the 19th century. Hooker was a founder of geographical botany, and Charles Darwin's closest friend. He was Director of the Royal Botanical Gardens, Kew, for twenty years, in succession to his father, William Jackson Hooker, and was awarded the highest honours of British science. Amongst his publications were 'Flora Antarctica' (1844-47), 'Flora Novae-Zelandiae' (1851-53) and 'Flora Tasmaniae' (1853-59). For further info, follow the following link:

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Faint foxing, exaggerated in the photo. REF : AUSPORT REF : AUSTAS REF : AUSBOT
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artist Charles Henry Jeens
method Steel-engraving
date 1877
size 220mm by 140mm (sheet)
SKU BT5460