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Rare Australian Banksia Shrub (seedling) antique print c1801

Rare Australian Banksia Shrub (seedling) antique print c1801

by Harrison Cluse & Co

Banksia seedling found in New South Wales, c1800. "....a ligneous covering to the winged seed of the plant: from whence it bursts forth, when it reaches maturity, and is, as it were, self-disseminated."

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 books published in London between 1798 and 1802 by Harrison, Cluse & Co. No.78 Fleet Street, and from 1800, No.108 Newgate Street. This small engraving was one of 18 depicting Australian flora. 

This engraving has age-discolouration but is otherwise in fine condition. The page measures 150 x 85mm (approximately 6 x 3 3/8 inches). The accompanying text is available.

Stock Number: apH-C.B-seedPrice: $220.00