Linaceae - Linum africanum. From: The botanical magazine; or flower-garden displayed by William Curtis.
Linaceae - Linum africanum ?
From: The botanical magazine; or flower-garden displayed by William Curtis.
London, 1798, volume 12, plate 403. Hand-coloured engraving (sheet 143 x 237 mm). Text enclosed.
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The first and most important botanical magazine made up of 'figures' of plants and short descriptions. Provides a storehouse of exotics, paralleling the indigenous plants (Hunt). A delightful work pictorially, never excelled as a periodical, most carefully coloured and a source of lasting interest and information (Dunthorne). Started by William Curtis in 1787 publication still continues.
* Pritzel 2007; Dunthorne 88; Nissen BBI 2350; Great flower books pp. 83-84; Hunt 689; Henrey 472; Stafleu & Cowan 1290.