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Half-priced early William Curtis Woad-leaved Centaurea Glastifolia c1789

Half-priced early William Curtis Woad-leaved Centaurea Glastifolia c1789

by Curtis, William

William Curtis antique print of Centaurea, c1789.

Hand-coloured copperplate engraving for The Botanical Magazine; or Flower-Garden Displayed published in London circa 1789 by William Curtis. Illustrations for Curtis's 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 23 x 15cm (9 x 6 inches). There is a slight foxing marks across flower and on title at base. Accompanying text is available.

Stock Number: apBotcurtis62Price: $55.00

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