London. William Curtis. 1817-1828.
Engraving, handcolored, image 14 3/4 x 9 1/4 on sheet 18 1/2 x 11 inches. Wove paper. Two tiny spots of tape residue at top edge of verso of print, overall very good condition. With accompanying text sheet. A softly colored rendering of the fungi Laetiporus sulphureus (sulphur shelf, chicken of the woods, chicken fungus, or chicken mushroom) with two details below. This is a plate from the second edition of William Curtis's magnum opus "Flora Londinensis" (de Belder #87, Dunthorne #87), enlarged by George Graves and William Jackson Hooker. The plants are depicted life size and include most of the British flora. Item #54019
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