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Australian Persoonia linearis. Linear-leaved Persoonia. Narrow-leaved Geebung Curtis botanical

Australian Persoonia linearis. Linear-leaved Persoonia. Narrow-leaved Geebung Curtis botanical

by Edwards, Sydenham

The Fruit of the Narrow-leaved Geebung was a favourite food of Australian aborigines. The accompanying text to this finely engraved plate states "It is a native of New South Wales, in the neighbourhood of Port Jackson."

Hand-coloured copperplate engraving by Francis Sansom after a drawing by the eminent Welsh botanical illustrator Sydenham Edwards
for “The Botanical Magazine; or Flower-Garden Displayedpublished in London circa 1804 by T. 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 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: apbfC760Price: $165.00

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