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Erica plukenetia albens. Henry Andrews Heath engraving c1800

Erica plukenetia albens. Henry Andrews Heath engraving c1800

by Andrews, Henry

ERICA plukenetia albens. Exquisite HEATH original antique print.

Drawn and etched into a copperplate c1800, with each print hand-coloured “from living plants only”, with fine dissections of the flower below the main engraving, by English botanist and skilled botanical illustrator, Henry C. Andrews (1770-1830), for publication in his finest work, the superb monograph Coloured Engravings of Heaths, published in London between 1794 and 1830.

Focussing on the genus Erica, introduced to Great Britain from South Africa during the first half of the nineteenth century, this publication greatly improved worldwide knowledge of Ericas, and Andrews's superb illustrations surely would have contributed to Ericas becoming the mania of nineteenth century horticulture in Britain.

The text page is available - with description and taxonomy in Latin and English. Page size is 41cm x 25cm (16 x 9 3/4 inches)

Stock Number: apBot.HA4Price: $200.00