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Curtis hand-colored botanical engraving Long-Stalked Stapelia c1804

Curtis hand-colored botanical engraving Long-Stalked Stapelia c1804

by Edwards, Sydenham

Antique Print of Stapelia exotic plant. Curtis engraving c1804.

Original hand-coloured copperplate engraving by Francis Sansom after a drawing by the eminent Welsh botanical illustrator Sydenham Edwards for “The Botanical Magazine; or Flower-Garden Displayed” published in London circa 1804 by T. Curtis. Illustrations for "The 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).

Stock Number: apBot.C16Price: $120.00