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Embothrium Speciosissimum - The Waratah

$450.00

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Antique botanical print of an Australian native plant
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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. CONDITION : Folds as issued. Some off-setting.
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artist Francis Sansom (fl1780s-1815) after Sydenham Edwards (1768-1819)
method Copper-line engraving with original hand-colouring
date 1808
size 260mm by 210mm (sheet)
SKU AU9957