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S. Holden's FLOWER - "OXALIS ELEGANS" from "Paxton's Botany" - 1837

$ 26.99


 

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.

The engraving that is being sold is of:

 "OXALIS ELEGANS"


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