Superb Gladiolus (Gladiolus Cardinalis):
Copper-plate engraving with original hand-coloring from William Curtis’ BOTANICAL MAGAZINE. Paper Size: 9 x 5 3/8'' – Image Size: 8 ¼ x 5’’.
Published in London, c. 1790.
Curtis (author of Flora Londinensis) established the Botanical Magazine in 1787. It was the first popular horticultural publication to use fine hand-colored plates. Artists include James Sowerby, Sydenham Edwards, W.J. Hooker, W.H. Fitch & W. Herbert.
Presented in an archival 16 x 12'' mat.