Set of 3 Antique Botany Prints - Struthiola - Speedwell - Phylica

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Set of 3 antique botany prints. It shows the smooth Struthiola, cross-leaved speedwell and heath-leaved Phylica. These prints originate from 'The Botanical Magazine; or Flower-Garden Displayed (..)' by William Curtis. Published 1794.

The Botanical Magazine; or Flower-Garden Displayed, is an illustrated publication which began in 1787. The longest running botanical magazine, it is widely referred to by the subsequent name Curtis's Botanical Magazine. Each of the issues contains a description, in formal yet accessible language, and is renowned for featuring the work of two centuries of botanical illustrators. Many plants received their first publication on the pages, and the description given was enhanced by the keenly detailed illustrations. The illustrations were initially hand-coloured prints, taken from copper engravings and intended to complement the text. Identification by a general reader was given in exploded details, some of which were given as a section. This was accompanied by a page or two of text describing the plants properties, history, growth characteristics, and some common names for the species.

Condition: Good. Age-related toning, some wear and soiling. Blank verso. Please study image carefully.

Date: 1794

Overall size: 14 x 23 cm.