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Australian Philydrum lanuginosum. Woolly Philydrum. Half-Price Curtis engraving c1804.

Australian Philydrum lanuginosum. Woolly Philydrum. Half-Price Curtis engraving c1804.

by Edwards, Sydenham

Sydenham Edwards Australian botanical illustration of Philydrum lanuginosum, an aquatic plant commonly known as Woolly Frogs Mouth. The accompanying text page states "This is certainly not a plant of much beauty, but will recommend itself to the Botanist by the very singular construction of its flowers." Native of New Holland.

Original 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 Displayed” published in London circa 1803 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 arond the world, this publication has been published continuously for over 222 years, - now as “The Kew Magazine”.

Paper at top left slightly stretched during printing. Price reduced/ Size of page 230 x 150mm (9 x 6 inches).

Stock Number: apbfC783Price: $45.00

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