Antique Botanical Prints
from the "Botanical Magazine" by William Curtis.

The "Botanical Magazine" was first published in 1787 by William Curtis (1746-1799). After the death of William Curtis, the magazine was published by his brother, Thomas Curtis. Later, Samuel Curtis (a son-in-law of William Curtis) became proprieter from 1801 to 1845. This work in many volumes (162!) included almost 10,000 colored plates of known plants. The prints in the first 70 volumes were copper plates colored by hand. Some of the later prints were lithographs.

Some of the distingushed artists were Sydenham Edwards, John Curtis, William Jackson Hooker, W.H. Fitch, William Graves and Matilda Smith. These prints have a universal beauty and are a lasting documentary contribution to botanical studies.

Page size: ca 23 x 14.2 cm ( 9 x 5.6 ") unless otherwise noted.

Prints are in good condition unless otherwise noted.
All have a pleasant, light age toning.

Most prints are dated.

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25% Discount on All Curtis Flower Prints!

Copper etching published by S. Curtis, 1810.
Print from backside is lightly visible.
Original hand coloring. Page of text included.

$ 50.00

Order Nr. CURTIS6403


Copper etching published by T. Curtis, 1809.
Original hand coloring.

$ 45.00

Order Nr. CURTIS6401 SOLD


Copper etching published by S. Curtis, 1813.
Original hand coloring. Page of text included.

$ 45.00

Order Nr. CURTIS6400 SOLD


Tillsandsia Stricta

Cooper etching by F. Sansom for "Curtis". Dated 1813. Original hand coloring.
Extra page of description in Latin and English.

Page size: 23.2 x 14.2 cm ( 9.1 x 5.6 ")
Height of plant: 16.2 cm ( 6.3 ")

$ 125.00

Order Nr. BOTANICAL6369SOLD


No title

Copper etching by Swan after. Rev. Gilding for S. Curtis, dated 1827.
Light fraying and two tiny holes from binding on right margin edge.

Height of cactus tree: 15 cm ( 5.9 ")
Page size: 24 x 14.7 cm ( 9.4 x 5.7 ")

$ 50.00

Order nr. CURTIS6409


No Title

Copper etching by F. Sansom after Syd. Edwards for "Curtis". Dated 1803. Original hand coloring.

Page size: 24.5 x 14.5 cm ( 9.6 x 5.7 ")
Height of plant: 17.5 cm ( 6.8 ")

$ 55.00

Order Nr. BOT6339 SOLD


No Title

Copper etching by Swan after W. Fitch for "Curtis". Dated 1842. Original hand coloring.
Centerfold. Light browning near stem of flower. Tiny repaired tears on lower margin edge.

20 x 25 cm ( 7.8 x 9.8 "

$ 70.00

Order Nr. CURTIS6408


Copper etching published by S. Curtis, 1812.
Original hand coloring. Page of text included.

$ 70.00

Order Nr. CURTIS6402 SOLD


 

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