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kennedya purple loddiges botanical register print antique engraving

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Kennedya macrophylla - Large-Leaved Kennedya


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Antique botanical print of an Australian native plant


'Introduced by Sir James Stirling from Swan River in New Holland. It was raised in the garden of Robert Mangles Esq at Sunning Hill from whence specimens were received in the course of last summer.' Australian botanical engraving from 'Edward's Botanical Register', published by John Lindley. Accompanied by original text describing features of the plant, when it was introduced and by whom, and whose collection it comes from. Faint stain on right hand side, only just coming within the platemark.

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artist S Watts after Sarah Ann Drake (1803-1857)
method Copper-line engraving with original hand-colouring
date 1836
size 250mm by 150mm (sheet)
SKU BT6795