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metrosideros buxifolia botanical illuatration horticole antique print

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Metrosideros Buxifolia


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Antique botanical print of an Australian native plant


Native of New Zealand. From 'L'Illustration Horticole' which was one of the finest botanical periodicals, and was first published in Belgium in 1854. It aimed educate people about the fascinating plants being gathered from around the world and hopefully persuade them to buy from the associated plant nurseries. The driving forces behind it were Charles Lemaire, a professor of botany, Ambroise Verschaffelt of the Nursery Verschaffelt and the Linden family, renowned Belgian horticulturists. A few light foxing spots. Ref : NZBOT

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artist L'Illustration Horticole
method Chromolithograph
date C1870
size 265mm by 175mm (sheet)
SKU BT7643