Sandtique Rare Prints
Constans's Flower - "SWEET TRICHOPIL" from "Paxton's Botany" - 1837
ANTIQUE HAND-COLORED COPPER ENGRAVING PRINT
This engraved print is from a the book "PAXTON'S MAGAZINE OF BOTANY" published by Wm. S. Orr & Co. in London in 1837.
This is a first edition Original hand-colored copperplate engraving by F.W. Smith. The fine hand-colored engravings and lithographs from Paxton's Magazine of Botany claim their honored place as highlights of Victorian botanical illustration. As the nineteenth century ushered in a profound era of plant hunting and gathering worldwide, newly discovered botanical specimens were brought to Europe for cultivation. Sir Joseph Paxton (1801- 1865) endeavored to include these fine discoveries as part of his floricultural monthly; The Magazine of Botany and Register of Flowering Plants, which also featured the favored British cultivars.
This engraving is on a leaf or page that is 9 " x 6 1/4 ". It is in very good condtion with slight toning and with a deep indentation from the plate. It is suitable for framing and would be an excellent gift for a print collector or a botany buff.
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