1849,curtis Botanical Magazine Hand/color Botany Engr. Cape Tritoma N9a For Sale
x 5 1/2" (23,5x14,0 cm)
print. Original hand coloring. First
was trained in pharmaceuticals, articled to his Uncle. At the age of 27, he was
appointed, Demonstrator and 'Praefectus Horti' to the Chelsea Society of
Apothecaries. His passion, however, was botany, his forte being British flora.
William Curtis began publication of the
Botanical Magazine in February 1787, with a desire to enlighten those who enjoy the pleasures of
gardening and botany. After Curtis edited the first 13 volumes, the publication
continued under the editors: John Simms (1800-1826), William Jackson Hooker
(1827-1865) and Joseph Dalton Hooker (1865-1904). The images were engraved and
hand-colored by many artists including Sydenham Edwards, William Graves, James
Sowerby, John Curtis, William Jackson Hooker, W.H. Fitch, Matilda Smith, Lillian
Snelling and Stella Rose Craig. The plates are known for their fine detail and
delicate hand coloring. The prints are all copper engravings.
The plate measure approximately 5
1/2 inches wide by 9 1/4 inches long . Prints are accompanied by the
original descriptive text.
The condition of these prints is very good. There is no foxing, with characteristic strong plate marks on
contemporary paper that is a soft aged white.
All our prints are authentic hand
colored antique prints, and the Curtis are about 160 years old & in
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