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tetragonia spinach curtis botanical magazine print antique engraving

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Horned Tetragonia - New Zealand Spinach


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Antique botanical print of a New Zealand native plant


Discovered by the late Sir Joseph Banks in Queen Charlotte's Sound' 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 H Weddell after J Curtis
method Copper-line engraving with original hand-colouring
date 1822
size 195mm by 115mm (platemark)
SKU BT7167