1786. London: W. Curtis Botanic Garden. Lambeth Marsh, 1786; S. Curtis Walworth, April 2 1822 and March 1825.
Three hand-colored copperplate engravings, 125 x 207mm, on separate sheets, well-mounted in matching mats, 285 x 380mm; very good.
§ Curtis's Botanical Magazine is the longest running illustrated botanical magazine, published continuously since 1787. Initially the work of the influential Quaker botanist William Curtis, the magazine is now published for the Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew. The three plates here include one from the very first volume, Plate 2, Rudbeckia Purpurea (Purple Coneflower), 1787 (the plate imprint is dated 1786), as well as Rudbeckia pinnata, Plate 2310, Vol. 49, 1822, and the Chrysanthemum sinense, Plate 2556, Vol. 52, 1825. Item #107078