Set of 18th Century Botanical Engravings.


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Set of 18th Century Botanical Engravings.

Set of Nine 18th Century Framed Hand Coloured Botanical Engravings - William Curtis, London 1799

Each frame 39cm x 32.5cm. The set creating a display of approx 120cm x 115cm placing a 2cm gap between each frame.

Mounted in gilded wooden frames.

Curtis lived in London and worked as a pharmacist but his interest in the natural world, particularly plants and insects, soon overtook his life. In 1777, the first volume of Flora Londnensis was available to the public. This is considered to be Curtis’s best work and it was the first all-inclusive study of the plant life of England. There were only about 300 copies of this work published in the first edition. To complete this sizable project of 432 engravings, Curtis employed several colorists whose talents varied. Artists that contributed to the work include James Sowerby, Sydenham Teak Edwards, Francis Sansom & William Kilburn.


  • H: 39cm (15.35in)
  • W: 32.5cm (12.80in)
  • D: 2cm (0.79in)



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