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melaleuca pink curtis botanical magazine print antique engraving

Melaleuca Fraseri - Mr Fraser's Melaleuca

$140.00

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Antique botanical print of an Australian native plant
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'Received from the late Mr Fraser, Colonial Botanist at Sidney, New South Wales' 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.
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artist Joseph Swan (1796-1872) after William Jackson Hooker (1785-1865)
method Copper-line engraving with original hand-colouring
date 1833
size 205mm by 125mm (platmark)
SKU BT6127