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Cultivated Fruit

Antique fruit prints, 'The Acajou of Cashew-nut tree' Published J Wilkes, London, 1796

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The Acajou of Cashew-nut tree. (Native of Brazil)

Engraver J. Pass (fl. 1780-1812) after German artist Johann Jacob Ihle (1704-1774) Published by J Wilkes, London "As the Act directs" 1796-97
Process= Copperplate engravings on Laid paper, with hand colouring
Plate-marks approx = 200mm x 245mm
Presented for sale in 510mm x 400mm Museum mat presententation with hand applied "French Wash" decoration ready for framing.
Condition= Excellent
Price AUD$425

Antique fruit prints, 'The Water Melon' Published J Wilkes, London, 1796

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The Water Melon. (Native of Africa)


Engraver J. Pass (fl. 1780-1812) after artist J Rysbrack (b. 1722-d.?) Published by J Wilkes, London "As the Act directs" 1796-97
Process= Copperplate engravings on Laid paper, with hand colouring
Plate-marks approx = 200mm x 245mm
Presented for sale in 510mm x 400mm Museum mat presententation with hand applied "French Wash" decoration ready for framing.
Condition= Excellent
Price AUD$425
Antique fruit prints, 'Green Gage Plum' Published Glasgow c.1870

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Green Gage Plum


Published James MacKenzie, Glasgow, c.1870
Size= 160 x 240mm
Condition= Near Fine with slight soiling to edges.
Price = AUD$45

Antique fruit prints, 'Coes Golden Drop Plum' Published Glasgow c.1870

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Coes Golden Drop Plum


Published James MacKenzie, Glasgow, c.1870
Size= 160 x 240mm
Condition= Near Fine with slight soiling to edges.
Price AUD$55

South Australian Flora

Published Government Printer, Adelaide, c.1882-90

Original Chromolithographs by H Barrett after botanical artist, Rosa Fiveash (1855-1938).
Condition = Excellent
Size = 35 cm x 48 cm
Australian botanical illustration

BSA1

Calistamen Coccineus
(Red Flowing bottle brush~South AUstralian Botanical)

Price = AUD$425 includes attractive mat presentation ready for framing.
Other South Australian botanicals are available from this series-PLEASE ENQUIRE

Australian botanical illustration

BSA2

"Acacia decurrens" (Black Wattle~ South Australian Botanical collated by John Edne Brown)

Price = AUD$348 which includes attractive mat presentation ready for framing
Other South Australian botanicals are available from this series-PLEASE ENQUIRE

Australian botanical illustration

BSA3

"Eucalyptus lansdowneana"
(Crimson Mallee~South AUstralian Botanical)

Price = SOLD
Other South Australian botanicals are available from this series-PLEASE ENQUIRE

Australian Flora

"Flowering Plants and Ferns of New South Wales" by J.H.Maiden.


Published Sydney, c.1896
Original Chromolithograph from the folio "The Flowering Plants and Ferns of New South Wales" by J.H.Maiden. Maiden was appointed Government Botanist and Director of the Botanic Gardens of Sydney in 1896.Under his direction the Gardens become a centre of scentific research.

Australian Flora, Saw-Leaved calicoma, Callicoma serratifolia, Flowing Plants of New South Wales, J.H.Maiden, c.1896'

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The Saw-Leaved Callicoma (Callicoma serratifolia)

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Australian Flora, Goodenia ovata, Flowing Plants of New South Wales, J.H.Maiden, c.1896'

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'Goodenia ovata'

SOLD

Uncoloured Botanicals~Original copper engravings, Georg Donysius EHRET, 1745

It is rare for 18th century botanical engraving to reach the 21st century uncoloured. Generally Zoological and Botanical illustraions had to be scientifically correct in form and colour. For this reason it was important to "draw from nature" for freshness and then take pressed cuttings, or in the case of animals, skins and feathers, so engravers & colourists at the printing house could use them as a point of reference for accuracy. They generally offered in a hand coloured state.
Engraved landscapes could be coloured more generically so subscribers would often save money by not paying for colouring opting to do it themselves.
Condition = Excellent with plate marks and borders intact and both are on the same paper(as they look different in the digitals).

Original copper-plate engraving by G.D.Ehret, 1745

BA1

LAPATHUM Orientale


Original copper-plate engraving designed and executed by Georg Dionysius Ehret (1708-1770) on Laid paper.
Published London, c.1745
Size of plate mark = 20cm x 31cm
Price=SOLD
Original copper-plate engraving by G.D.Ehret, 1745

BA1

"QUERUS Orientalis"

Original copper-plate engraving designed and executed by Georg Dionysius Ehret (1708-1770) on Laid paper.
Published London, c.1745
Size of plate mark = 20cm x 31cm


Price=SOLD

International Flora

Nicholas Culpeper fruit botanical, original hand coloured copper engraving

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"Gage, Pippen,Wild Cherry, Plumb, Gooseberry etc."


Original hand coloured copper engraving after Nicholas Culpeper(1616-1654)
Published London c.1824
Nicholas Culpeper was a legendary figure in the field of herbal medicine. He was a man of intelligence, wit, ethic, and conviction but much maligned by his colleagues. He was, however much respected by his community. Culpeper worked to bring medicinal treatments from the mysterious to the comprehensible. His philosophy was to teach the common folk to minister to themselves by providing the tools and knowledge for self-health. His ambition was to reform the whole system of medicine by paving the way for new thoughts and principles contrary to the established traditions.
Size of plate =18.5cm x 21cm
Condition = slight 'foxing' (brown spots) on extremities
Price AUD$85

pink rose

BOI2

Rosa glauca


Original Chromolithograph.
Published Stockholm c.1898

No text. Size = 16.5 cm x 24cm
Price AU$45 (includes GST)
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Davallia Canariensis (The Hare's Foot Fern

BOI3

Davallia canariensis (Hare's Foot Fern)


Original Chromolithograph by Vincent, Day & Son after David Blair, F.C.S.
Published Cassell, Peter Galpin & Co.,c.1882
image size = 17.5cm x 22cm
Condition = Excellent
Price AUD$70
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