Jewels from Curtis Botanical Magazine

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Hibiscus Palustris. March Hibiscus.
CBR1 $65
Hydrangea Hortensis. Garden Hydrangea. (2 Prints)
CBR2
SOLD
Purple Magnolia
CBR4 
SOLD
Amaryllis Longifolia. Long-Leaved Amaryllis.
CBR5 $55
Hyacinthus Orientalis. Garden Hyacinth.
CBR6 $65
Plumeria Rubra. Red Plumeria.
CBR7 $55
Amaryllis Reginæ. Mexican Lily.
CBR8 $55
Superb Hibiscus
CBR9 $55
Paeonia Tenuifolia. Fine-Leaved Peony.
CBR10 $65
Amaryllis Equestris. Barbadoes Amaryllis, or Lily.
CBR11 $55
Amaryllis curvifolia. Glaucous-leaved Amaryllis
CBR12 $55
Indian Chrysanthemum
CBR13 $65
Lilium Canadense. Deep-Coloured Canadian Lily
CBR14 $55
Tulipa Suaveolens. Early Dwarf Tulip.
CBR15 $85
Lilium Pensylvanicum. Pensylvanian Lily.
CBR16 $55
Iris Germanica. German Flag.
CBR17 $95
Iris Florentina. Florentine Iris.
CBR18 $85
Iris Pallida. Pale Flag.
CBR19 $95
Asclepias Carnosa. Thick-Leaved Asclepias
CBR20 $55
Iris Lusitanica. Portuguese Flag.
CBR21 $75
Iris Lurida. Dingy Flag.
CBR22 $75
Lachenalia Purpurocaerulea. Purple Blue Lachenalia
CBR23 $55
African Agapanthus Or Blue Lily
CBR24 $65
Scilla Italica. Italian Squil.
CBR25
SOLD
Scabiosa Caucasea. Caucasean Scabious.
CBR26 $45
Scilla Peruviana. Corymbose Squil.
CBR27 $55
Nymphaea Caerulea. Blue Water Lily
CBR28 $45
Narcissus Orientalis. Cream-coloured Narcissus of the Levant
CBR29 $55
Narcissus Tazetta. Polyanthus Narcissus.
CBR30 $55
Narcissus Orientalis. Narcissus of the Levant
CBR31 $55
Narcissus Papyraceus. Italian or Paper-white Narcissus
CBR32 $45
Narcissus Trilobus. Narrow-leaved Narcissus.
CBR33
SOLD
Narcissus Orientalis. Many-flowered
Narcissus of the Levant
CBR34 $45
Narcissus Calathinus. Great Yellow Jonquil.
CBR35 $55
Austrian Rose
CBR36 $55
Amaryllis Lutea. Yellow Amaryllis.
CBR37 $55
Gladiolus Floribundus. Large Flowered Corn Flag
CBR38 $45
Rhododendron Ponticum. Purple Rhododendron.
CBR39 $55
Gladiolus Carneus. Flesh-Coloured Cornflag
CBR40 $45
Meltastoma Malabathrica. Cinnanmon-Leaved Melastoma or Black Strawberry Tree.
CBR41 $45
Ever Blowing Rose
CBR42 $55
Althæa Flexuosa. Seringapatam Hollyhock.
CBR43 $45
Ash Leaved Trumpet Flower
CBR44
SOLD
Protea Cordifolia. Heart-Leaved Protea.
CBR45 $45
Pyrus Japonica. Japan Apple Tree.
CBR46 $45
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Jewels from Curtis Botanical Magazine

William Curtis began publication of the Botanical Magazine in February 1787 and continued almost without interruption for 160 years. 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-coloured 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 to Volume 70 & then stone or zinc lithography until the introduction of color printing in 1948. It is the longest running botanical magazine and was entirely hand colored until 1948. References: Blunt (1994) pp 211 - 217, Great Flower Books pp 156 - 157, Nissen BPI 2350, Staflue 1290.

These Curtis prints are particularly prized for their lavish, beautifully hand colored large illustrations principally by Sydenham Teak Edwards, James Sowerby and William Kilburn. Even now, after all this time of living with Curtis prints, we are still left in awe by their beauty. Each single measures approximately 5 ½ inches wide by 8 3/4 inches long. Prints are accompanied by the relevant original descriptive text.

The condition of these prints is remarkable for a work that is 200 years old, with strong plate marks and dates. There is little or no foxing, with characteristic good plate marks on wove paper that is a creamy in color. The photos are very accurate, so please review carefully. All our prints are authentic hand colored antique prints, and the Curtis are about 200 years old & in excellent condition.


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