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Australian Hakea Florida. Curtis hand-coloured botanical engravingc1825

Australian Hakea Florida. Curtis hand-coloured botanical engravingc1825

by Curtis, Samuel

Antique print of Australian Hakea florida (many-flowered Hakea). Exquisite engraving of an Australian native shrub."This little shrub was first discovered by Mr. Robert Brown, in the Southern coast of New Holland, and was introduced to the Kew Gardens, in 1803.." 

Original finely engraved antique print by Weddell after a drawing by John Curtis for The Botanical Magazine; or Flower-Garden Displayed, published in Lonton circa 1825 by Samuel Curtis. Illustrations for The Botanical Magazine have been revered for their scientific accuracy, and the natural pigments used in the early 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 (horticultural boss) 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").

Stock Number: apC2579Price: $195.00