Asparagaceae - Scilla festalis - Scilla nutans. From: The botanical magazine; or flower-garden displayed by William Curtis.
Asparagaceae - Hyacinthoides non-scripta - Scilla nutans
From: The botanical magazine; or flower-garden displayed by William Curtis.
London, 1797, volume 11, plate 377. Hand-coloured engraving (sheet 133 x 230 mm). Text enclosed.
€ 55
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.