London. William Curtis. 1777-1798.
Engraving, handcolored, image 11 1/2 x 6 1/2 on sheet 11 x 18 1/2 inches. Wove paper with 'Balston & Co. 1821' watermark. Two small pieces of tape and slight indentations from old clips at upper border well outside of plate mark, very good condition. With accompanying text sheet. 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. An image of a white pink and green orchid with botanical details. Item #36221