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8Pcs Hand-Tinted ANTIQUE BOTANICAL PLATES Original Engravings Laid Paper Cyclamen Rose Primula Amaryllis Crocus Curtis Watts Smith Weddell Hurbert Drake Schmuzer

8Pcs Hand-Tinted ANTIQUE BOTANICAL PLATES Original Engravings Laid Paper Cyclamen Rose Primula Amaryllis Crocus Curtis Watts Smith Weddell Hurbert Drake Schmuzer


Details: This lot consists of eight original antique hand-colored, engraved botanical plates on laid paper, dating from the early 1800's and perhaps late 1700's. Two plates are from 1828 and 1837 and were illustrations in “The Florist’s Guide and Cultivator’s Directory†by Robert Sweet. Three are from Curtis’ “Botanical Magazine†and the amaryllis plate is from a German botanical writing. The two larger pieces, one of roses, are not identified. Most of the plates are accompanied by the textual leaf from the original book. Flowers pictured include Crocus, Gastronema, Cyclamen, Primula, Roses, and others. Artists and Engravers include S. Curtis and Weddell, Miss Drake and S. Watts, Jacob Haver Schmuzer, E.D. Smith, and W. Herbert.

Condition / Notes: These pieces show beautifully with strong lines and bright coloring. There is a very small amount of scattered foxing/marks. The paper is generally bright with very little edge wear.

The stated shipping cost in this listing will apply only to addresses within the continental 48 states. Within those parameters, the shipping cost for this lot will be: $9.50

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8Pcs Hand-Tinted ANTIQUE BOTANICAL PLATES Original

Estimate $70 - $200Aug 26, 2018