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pitcairnia staminea curtis botanical print antique engraving

Long Stamened Pitcairnia

$140.00

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Antique botanical print of an Australian native plant
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Pitcairnia Staminea - Long Stamened Pitcairnia' 'Native of South America' 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. Four horizontal folds as issued. Title written in old ink below image and outside the platemark.
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artist H Weddell after J Curtis
method Copper-line engraving with original hand-colouring
date 1823
size 240mm by 200mm (platemark)
SKU BT6724