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Australian Acacia intermedia. Intermediate Acacia (Wattle) Curtis botanical c1832

Australian Acacia intermedia. Intermediate Acacia (Wattle) Curtis botanical c1832

by Hooker, William Jackson

Fine botanical illustration of Australian wattle, Acacia intermedia, with dissections below the flower and foliage. "from the Royal Gardens at Kew, where it has been long cultivated among the plants that were the earliest introduced from New Holland."

Original finely engraved antique print by Swan after a drawing by eminent botanist, William Jackson Hooker (1785-1865) for The Botanical Magazine; or Flower-Garden Displayed published in London circa 1834 by Samuel Curtis. Sir William Jackson Hooker (1785-1865) was Professor of Botany at Glasgow University, after which he became director of Kew Gardens in London. Illustrations for Curtis's Botanical Magazine have been revered for their scientific accuracy. The natural pigments used in the earliest engravings have survived over two hundred years, ensuring their beauty endures today.

Publication of The Botanical Magazine was begun in 1787 by William Curtis (1746-1799), Praefectus Hortis of Chelsea Physic Garden in London, “in response.. to solicitations for a work... (combining) Botany and Gardening”. Illustrating botanical specimens from around the world, this publication has been published continuously for over 222 years, - now as The Kew Magazine.

Size of page 230mm x 150mm (9" x 6"). Slight vertical marks on left of engraving. Price adjusted accordingly.

Stock Number: apAubC3203Price: $95.00