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Australian Epacris pungens. Rigid Epacris Curtis botanical plate 844 c1805

Australian Epacris pungens. Rigid Epacris Curtis botanical plate 844 c1805

by Edwards, Sydenham

Antique print of Australian Epacris pungens (Rigid Epacris) found in New South Wales c1805. Very pretty Australian native bush. Accompanying text stated "Though this species frequently occurs among dried specimens sent from New South Wales.. seems equally hardy with others from the neighbourhood of Port-Jackson.

Finely engraved and hand-coloured copperplate engraving by Francis Sansom after eminent Welsh natural history draughtsman who specialized in botanical illustration, Sydenham Edwards (1768-1819) for Curtis’s “Botanical Magazine” published in London by T. Curtis circa 1805.Publication of "The Botanical Magazine" was begun in 1787 by William Curtis (1746-1799) Praefectus Hortis of Chelsea Physic Garden “in response.. to solicitations for a work... (combining) Botany and Gardening”. It illustrated botanical specimens from around the world, and has been published continuously for over 222 years, - now as “The Kew Magazine”.

Size of page 230mm x 150mm (9" x 6").

Stock Number: apbfC844Price: $110.00

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