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Curtis Botanical - Cinnamon

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Curtis Botanical - Cinnamon

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Curtis Botanical - Cinnamon

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Curtis's Botanical Magazine
is the oldest surviving illustrated botanical or horticultural periodical. The hand-coloring of the plates actually was not abandoned until 1948.
 
This publication is truly unique in its long history, and also in its unrivaled combination of scientific accuracy and artistic accomplishment, maintained since it was founded by William Curtis in 1787.
 
William Curtis (1746-1799) started out as a pharmacist in London. Some financial success allowed him to pursue his real interests, the study of flora and insects. He cultivated a splendid garden and set out on an ambitious project of folio size engravings for the " Flora Londinensis". Some ten years later this project had grown into two large volumes which were widely admired but were of no financial success.

In 1787 Curtis started publication of his "Botanical Magazine" a smaller format publication, which contained pictures of popular, familiarbut also new, exotic plants. The magazine became an instant success and was published under the same title until 1983! The early volumes of the magazine, until about 1815, contain the most sought after copper engravingsby Curtis, Edwards and Sowerby with Sansom as the chief engraver, all skillfully colored by hand.

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Curtis's Botanical Magazine is the oldest surviving illustrated botanical or horticultural periodical. The hand-coloring of the plates actually was not abandoned until 1948. This publication is truly unique in its long history, and also in its unrivaled combination of scientific accuracy and artistic accomplishment, maintained since it was founded by William Curtis in 1787.
 
William Curtis (1746-1799) started out as a pharmacist in London. Some financial success allowed him to pursue his real interests, the study of flora and insects. He cultivated a splendid garden and set out on an ambitious project of folio size engravings for the " Flora Londinensis". Some ten years later this project had grown into two large volumes which were widely admired but were of no financial success.

In 1787 Curtis started publication of his "Botanical Magazine" a smaller format publication, which contained pictures of popular, familiarbut also new, exotic plants. The magazine became an instant success and was published under the same title until 1983! The early volumes of the magazine, until about 1815, contain the most sought after copper engravingsby Curtis, Edwards and Sowerby with Sansom as the chief engraver, all skillfully colored by hand.