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Rhodymenia ciliata Seaweed HAF127 $135
Each print measures approximately 9 1/2
inches by 12 1/2 inches.
William Henry Harvey (1811-1866) was the artist and
engraver of Phycologia Britannica: A History of
British Sea-Weeds, published in four folio volumes
in London from 1846 to 1851. It was his masterpiece,
with 400 hand colored plates, in which he described all
known British seaweeds.
Harvey was born at Summerville, near Limerick. He was
a giant of the day & perhaps the greatest phycologist in
history, attending Trinity College, Dublin. By the time
of his death, he was curator of the Trinity College
Herbarium, Chair of Botany at Trinity College and
Professor of Botany of the Royal Dublin Society. Among
his friends were both Hookers (father William Jackson
and son Joseph Dalton) and it was through Joseph Dalton
Hooker that he received many southern hemisphere seaweed
This enabled him to write his Neeris Australis
(London: 1847-49). He contributed significantly to J. D.
Hooker's mammoth work of the Floras of the Erebus and
Terror voyage, particularly the Tasmanian volumes.
During two years in Australia & Tasmania, he traveled
widely, collecting over 10,000 specimens. His reference
work, Phycologica Australica, is of such
significance that it is still the standard reference on
Australian seaweeds today.
We have encountered this work many times, but rarely
in the superb folio size from which we now offer a
selection of prints, each measuring approximately 9 1/2
inches by 12 1/2 inches. They are beautifully hand
colored plates with vivid coloration, in remarkable
condition for a work that is over 150 years old. The
text accompanies each print, along with a copy of the
title page. It is extraordinary to see how important
space is in art. The larger paper size enhances the
prints immeasurably and one can feel the full impact of
the artistry that Harvey put into every single print.
The forms of the seaweeds are so elegant & harmonious,
with many very contemporary in their design, and
superbly decorative in a range of environments from the
very traditional to the very modern.
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