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lilium martagon lily curtis botanical magazine print antique engraving

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Turk's Cap Lily


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English 19th century botanical engraving


Lilium Martagon - Turk's Cap Lily' 'A native of Austrian mountains and of some other parts of Germany'. 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. Three vertical folds as issued.

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artist Francis Sansom (fl1780s-1815) after Sydenham Edwards (1768-1819)
method Copper-line engraving with original hand-colouring
date 1805
size 200mm by 235mm (platemark)
SKU BT6721