Curtis Botanical Engraving - 1799 - Showy Dillenia


Showy Dillenia (Dillenia Speciosa):

Copper-plate engraving  with original hand-coloring from William Curtis’ BOTANICAL MAGAZINE.   Paper Size: 9 x 5 3/8'' – Image Size: 8 ¼ x 5’’.

Published in London, c. 1799.

Curtis (author of Flora Londinensis) established the Botanical Magazine in 1787.  It was the first popular horticultural publication to use fine hand-colored plates. Artists include James Sowerby, Sydenham Edwards, W.J. Hooker, W.H. Fitch & W. Herbert.   

Presented in an archival 16 x 12'' mat.

  • Inventory# B-1561