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Half-price William Curtis Convolvulus Tricolor, Small Convolvulus or Bindweed, c1788.

Half-price William Curtis Convolvulus Tricolor, Small Convolvulus or Bindweed, c1788.

by Sowerby, James

William Curtis blue and white Convolvulus, c1788. Hand-coloured 18th century antique print, drawn and engraved by James Sowerby.

Original hand-coloured copperplate engraving of the three-coloured Convolvulus, for William Curtis's second edition of The Botanical Magazine; or Flower-Garden Displayed published in London circa 1790. Illustrations for The Botanical Magazine have always been revered - for their scientific accuracy as well as their beauty.

In 1787 when he was Praefectus Hortis (Horticultural Manager) of Chelsea Physic Garden in London, William Curtis (1746-1799) began publication of The Botanical Magazine “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 230 years. It is now known as “The Kew Magazine”.

Beautifully engraved and hand-coloured, this antique print has a conservation -repaired tear at top left, and a spot below the title at the base. Original text is available. Size of page is approximately 235 x 140mm (9 1/4 x 5 1/2 inches).

Stock Number: apWC27Price: $44.00

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