Iridaceae - Babiana disticha|
From: Curtisís botanical magazine by John Sims (editor).
London, T. Curtis, 1803, volume 17, plate 626. Hand-coloured engraving by Francis Sansom after Sydenham Teast Edwards (sheet 143 x 240 mm). Slightly browned. Text enclosed.
Ä 60The first and most important botanical magazine made up of Ďfiguresí of plants and short descriptions. Provides a storehouse of exotics, paralleling the indigenous plants Ö (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.
* Dunthorne 88; Nissen BBI 2350; Great flower books pp. 83-84; Hunt 689; Stafleu & Cowan 1290.