Zingiberaceae - Hedychium elatum. From: The botanical register by Sydenham Teast Edwards and others.
Zingiberaceae - Hedychium elatum
From: The botanical register by Sydenham Teast Edwards and others.
London, James Ridgeway, 1821, volume 7, plate 526. Hand-coloured engraving by S. Watts after M. Hart (sheet 225 x 285 mm with folds). Slight foxing. Text enclosed.
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Sydenham Teast Edwards was a botanical artist who worked for 27 years for Curtis’s Botanical magazine. In 1815 he started the rival The botanical register; consisting of coloured figures of exotic plants, cultivated in British gardens; with their history and mode of treatment. The text for the first 14 years is by John Bellenden Ker and the volumes 15-33 by John Lindley as Edward’s botanical register. The principal illustrators were Edwards himself, M. Hart and Miss Drake and the engravers Sansom, Smith, S. Watts, White and G. Barclay.
* Pritzel 2621; Dunthorne 108; Nissen BBI 2379; Great flower books p. 84; Stafleu & Cowan 1625; Johnston 784.