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Australian Acacia Longifolia. Long-leaved Acacia. Half-price Wattle. Maund c1837

Australian Acacia Longifolia. Long-leaved Acacia. Half-price Wattle. Maund c1837

by Maund, Benjamin

Beautiful hand-coloured engraved illustration of Acacia longifolia. The finely engraved uncoloured sections of flower and foliage add an exquisite dimension to this work.

Original hand-coloured steel engraving by Mr. S. Nevitt after a drawing by Maund's daughter for “The Botanist” published in London circa 1837 by pharmacist, botanist, printer, bookseller and fellow of the Linnean Society (1827), Benjamin Maund (1790-1863), assisted by Reverend Henslow, Dean of Botany at Cambridge. Maund's noteworthy publications were the "Botanic Garden" and "The Botanist".

Both of Maund's daughters were botanical artists. With the intention of pursuing his study of analytical chemistry Benjamin's son, Dr. John Maund, and one of his two daughters, migrated to Australia in 1853 to benefit from a healthier climate. (John Maund set up a medical practice in Melbourne after witnessing passengers' illnesses on the journey to Australia. He was known for his kindness and gentle manner.)

As with many of Maund's illustrations, the paper is so fine it has taken up the printing ink from the opposite page. It is also lightly soiled. Price is reduced. Page size 195 x 145mm (7.5 x 5.75 inches)

Stock Number: apbfM77Price: $55.00

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