Curtis Botanical Magazine Exotic & Carnivorous Plants 1787

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Largest common Soap-Aloe
CBM1346 $55
Spotted-leaved Aloe
CBM1323 $55
Mitre Aloe
CBM1270 $55
Narrow-leaved Sword-Aloe
CBM1306
SOLD
Least Mitre-Aloe
CBM1362
SOLD
Spotted-leaved Aloe
CBM1323A $55
Red-spined Glaucous Aloe
CBM1278 $45
Small-spined Aloe
CBM2272 $45
The Bourbon Aloe
CBM1585 $45
Globular Houseleek
CBM507 $45
Lesser Black-spined Indian-Fig
CBM1557 $45
Common Dwarf Indian-Fig
CBM2393 $45
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Curtis Botanical Magazine Prints 1787-1826

William Curtis began publication of the Botanical Magazine in February 1787 and it continued almost without interruption for 160 years. 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 continue with 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. 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 1/2 inches wide by 9 inches long. Prints are accompanied by the relevant original descriptive text.

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