Auction 148, Lot 771

"Curtis's Botanical Magazine; or, Flower-Garden Displayed...",

Subject: Prints - Botanical

Period: 1805 (published)


Color: Hand Color

6 x 9.6 inches
15.2 x 24.4 cm

This attractive collection of botanical plates was published in Curtis's Magazines for the year 1805. In 1800 John Sims took over the publication for the deceased William Curtis. It contains 29 botanical plates and accompanying Latin and English text. The plates are beautifully rendered delicate engravings with original hand coloring of the plants and flowers. The plates are single page with one fold out. This volume contains the plates for 789 to 831 (43 in total) which means that 13 plates are not present. Octavo, rebound in faux leather with silver titling on spine.


Condition: B+

Plates range from good to near fine with occasional toning, foxing, and offsetting. New binding is pristine.

Estimate: $250 - $325

Sold for: $200

Closed on 2/19/2014