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Henry Andrews Erica formosa bicolor, Heath engraving c1805

Henry Andrews Erica formosa bicolor, Heath engraving c1805

by Andrews, Henry

ERICA formosa bicolor. Exquisitely detailed original antique print of a Heath, - drawn and etched into a copperplate, 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.HA1Price: $200.00