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Melaleuca Wilsoni - Curtis Botanical lithograph

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Melaleuca Wilsoni


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Antique botanical print of an Australian native plant


Commonly known as Wilson's honey-myrtle or violet honey-myrtle. Native of South Australia. 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 Walter Hood Fitch (1817-1892)
method Lithograph with original hand-colouring
date 1874
size 235mm by 145mm (sheet)
SKU BT8085