London. William Curtis. 1777-1798.
Engraving, handcolored, image 17 x 9 1/2 on sheet 18 1/2 x 11 inches. Laid paper. Slight indentations from old clips at upper border, faint offset from text. A plate from William Curtis's magnum opus "Flora Londinensis" (de Belder #86, Dunthorne #87). This work is celebrated for the skill of the engraving and handcoloring; the plants are depicted life size, and include most of the British flora. Item #36105