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swainsona lessertiaefolia illustration horticole antique print lithograph

Swainsona Lessertiaefolia


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Antique botanical print of an Australian native plant


Native of Australia, commonly known as Coast Swainson-pea. 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. Faint foxing on far right edge of the sheet.

Additional Information

artist Louis-Constantin Stroobant (1814-1872) after P Stroobant
method Chromolithograph
date 1858
size 260mm by 170mm (sheet)
SKU BT6493