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Rare Australian Aster Serrata, of New South Wales, c1799.

Rare Australian Aster Serrata, of New South Wales, c1799.

by Harrison Cluse & Co

Antique print of Aster Serrata "..coarse gravelly soil... The flowers are of a beautiful sanguineous hue, somewhat between a crimson and a scarlet; each consisting of six leaves, which form a most elegant Star... with the Serrated Leaf, which is of a beautiful green colour... It is without odour; but, as the Bees are observed to be peculiarly fond of hovering about the flowers, it probably partakes of the melliferous quality, which so distinguishes most of the flowers, and flowering shrubs, of that fine country.

Original copperplate engraving with contemporary hand-colour from the Naturalist's Pocket Magazine; or, Compleat Cabinet of Curiosities and Beauties of Nature, containing elegant coloured prints of birds, fishes, flowers, insects, quadrupeds, shells, and other natural productions..", eight anonymously compiled small books published in London between 1798 and 1802 by Harrison, Cluse & Co. No. 108 Newgate Street. This engraving was one of 20 engravings on early Australian discoveries.

This engraving has age-discolouration. The page measures 150 x 85mm (approximately 6 x 3 3/8 inches). Accompanying text is available.

Stock Number: apH-C.asterPrice: $165.00