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William CURTIS

Engravings and hand coloured lithographs from William Curtis’s Botanical Magazine. Our collection includes prints from 1791-1928. Print size: 9 1/2 x 5 3/4 inches (24.2 x 14.5 cm),single. Double folding plate, approx. 9 x 12 inches (22 x 32 cm).>

Curtis, Tutukiwi, Hooded Orchid, Pterostylis banksi, 3172i Curtis, Phormium hookeri, 6973 Curtis, Sophora tetraptera, Kowhai, 167 Curtis, Pohutakawa, 4471 Curtis, Pohutakawa, Metrosideros tomentosa, 4488 Curtis, Veronica Hulkeana, New Zealand Speedwell Curtis, Cordyline australis, Cabbage Tree Curtis, Freycinetia banksii, Kiekie Nikau Palm, Areca sapida Curtis, Olearia chathamica, 8420 Curtis, Alseuosmia macrophylla, Karapapa, 6951 Curtis, NZ Flax, 3199 Curtis, Karo, Pittisporum cornifolium, 3161 Curtis, Ti kouka, cabbage tree, 2855 Curtis, Tea tree, Leptospernum scoparium, 3419 Curtis, Kaka Beak, Clianthus puniceus Curtis, Passion flower, Passiflora tucumanensis, 3636 Curtis, Karaka, Corynocarpus laevigata, 4379 Curtis, Daisy Bush, 6592 Curtis, Celmisia spectabilis,  Mountain Daisy, Puharetaiko Curtis, Ranunculus lyallii, Giant Buttercup, 6888 Curtis, Olearia insignis, 7034 Curtis, Olearia macrodonta, 7065 Curtis, Veronica colensoi, 7296 Curtis, Veronica dieffenbachii, Hebe, 7656 Curtis, Corokia cotoneaster, 8425 Curtis, Corokia virgata, 8466 Curtis, Daisy, Senecio hectori, 8705 Curtis, Cordyline indivisa, 9096 Curtis, Slender Bell Flower

Curtis Flora Londinensis

Hand-colored engravings editied by William Curtis from Flora Londinensis or Plates and Descriptions of Such Plants as Grow Wild in the Environs of London: with Their Places of Growth, and Times of Flowering; Their Several Names According to Linnaeus and Other Authors 1777-98 and 1817. Print size: Large folio, 18 inches x 11 3/16inches (46cm x 28cm) approximately.

Plaited Mushroom Millet Grass Red Horned-Poppy Fescue


Hand-coloured engravings from The Art Album of New Zealand Flora, 1889. It contained descriptions of the native flowering plants of New Zealand and the adjacent islands. Page size: 24cm x 29.8cm (9 1/4 x 11 5/8 inches) approximately.

Featon, Wild flowers and berries Featon, Puawananga Featon, The Shepherd's Lily Featon, Kowhiwhi & Karo Featon, Whau Featon, Titoki Featon, Plate 28, Yellow Kowhai Featon, Rata Featon, Karaka Featon, Kohe-Kohe, Dysoxylum spectabile Featon, Kowhai-Ngutu-Kaka, Plate 27 Featon, The Korikori Featon, Ranunculus plebeius ... Featon, Plate 14, MAKOMAKO. -- Aristotelia racemosa. Featon, AKE-AKE -- Dodonoea viscosa. Featon, Tupakihi, (Tutu) Featon, Plate29, Rubus Australis ... Featon, 1. QUINTINIA SERRATA. 2. Fruit of QUINTINIA SERRATA. 3. CARPODETUS SERRATUS. Featon, TAWARI — lxerba brexioides Featon, TAWARI — lxerba brexioides Featon, Native Violet Featon, 1. HINAU. —, 2. RAUHUIA. —, 3. Fruit of Hinau. Featon, Plate39, Maire Tawhake ...

Georgina HETLEY

Chromolithographs from The Native Flowers of New Zealand, 1887 and 1888. Georgina Hetley painted plants "growing in their native state". Size: 27cm x 37cm (10 3/4 x 14 1/2 inches) approximately.

Hetley, Raukumara, plate 4 Hetley, Mountain Lily Hetley, Rata

Sir William Jackson HOOKER (editor)

Hand-coloured lithographs from A Century of Ferns, New, or Rare, or Imperfectly Known Species of Ferns, from Various Parts of the World, 1854.   Fitch del et lith., Pamplin imp. Print size: 25.8cm x 18cm; Image size: 19.4cm x 10.9cm, approximately.

Hooker, Ferns, Adiatum glaucophyllum. Tab 61

Edward Joseph LOWE

Chromoxylograph (color wood engraving ) after drawings by A. F. Lydon from Edward Joseph Lowe's Ferns: British and Exotic, 1872 Print size: 9 1/2 x 6 inches (24.5 x 15cm)approx

Lowe, dicksonia squarrosa Lowe, Adiatum formosum Lowe, Adiatum hispidulum & A. obliquum Lowe, Cheilanthes sieberi Lowe, Lomaria lanceolata Lowe, Aspidium glabellum Lowe, davallia novae-zelandiae


Hand coloured lithograph from Sir Joseph Paxton's Magazine of Botany, 1834-49. Print size: approx. 9 1/2 x 6 1/2 inches (26 x 20 cm)

Paxton, Veronica speciosa Paxton, Kaka Beak

Pierre John Francois TURPIN

Stipple-engraved after drawings by PJF Turpin from Flore Medicale, 1814-1818. Page size: 14 3/16 inches by 10 1/2 inches approximately (36.3cm x 26.7cm approx.). Some illustrations were made by Anne Panckoucke.

Turpin, Chamomille Turpin, Cigue acquatique (water hemlock) Turpin, Quince Turpin, Cumin Turpin, Bittersweet Turpin, Orange Turpin, Curcuma, (tumeric) Turpin, Artichaut (artichoke) Turpin, Arnique (Arnica) Arec, (dates & date palm) Turpin, Cochlearia, (Scurvy Grass) Turpin, Peach (peach tree) Turpin, Pistachio-tree Turpin, Pommier (apple-tree) Turpin, Clematite, (Clematis)