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ANTIRRHINUM ELATINE Curtis Large Antique Botanical Print Flora Londinensis c1780

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A superb, large, original, hand-coloured copperplate engraving entitled ,

ANTIRRHINUM ELATINE

Sharp - Pointed Fluellin

Drawn and engraved for

William Curtis's,

"Flora Londinensis, or, Plates and descriptions of such plants as grow wild in the environs of London."

published c1780

This was the first major botanical work of William Curtis but no more than 300 copies were made so the prints are quite rare.

These fine, vibrant engravings, known for their fine details and delicate colouring , are highly desirable and superbly decorative so they are considered very collectible.

Accompanying the print are notes which provide the botanical detail to assist in the identification of the species.

Fine condition , on hand laid paper and blank verso

Measuring approx. approx 18.5"x 11"( 470mm x 280mm) overall, 10" x 9" ( 260mm x 230mm) to the clear platemark

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Curtis was Director, of the Society of Apothecaries at the Chelsea Physic Garden and a botanist with a broad knowledge of exotic species. Following Flora Londinesis he went on to publish The Botanical Magazine which continued for over 160 years


A GENUINE ANTIQUE PRINT GUARANTEED OVER 200 YEARS OLD FROM LINDISFARNE PRINTS

NF F 10 18


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