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Blue-Spotted Marianthus - Curtis Botanical engraving

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Marianthus Caeruleo-Punctatus - Blue-Spotted Marianthus


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Antique botanical print of an Australian native plant


Native of Swan River. 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. A couple of stitching holes on far right, outside the platemark.

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artist Swan after Walter Hood Fitch (1817-1892)
method Engraving with original hand-colouring
date 1841
size 235mm by 145mm (sheet)
SKU BT8102