Auction 149, Lot 706

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

Subject: Prints - Botanical

Period: 1803 (published)


Color: Hand Color

6 x 9.7 inches
15.2 x 24.6 cm

This attractive collection of botanical plates was published in Curtis's Magazines for the year 1803. In 1800, John Sims took over the publication for the deceased William Curtis. It contains 34 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. This volume contains most of the plates from 597 to 644 which means that 15 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 and foxing. New binding is pristine.

Estimate: $250 - $325

Sold for: $160

Closed on 5/21/2014