Melastomataceae - Tibouchina gracilis - Chaetogastra gracilis|
From: Curtis's botanical magazine; or flower garden displayed: in which the most ornamental foreign plants cultivated in the open ground, the green-house, and the stove, are accurately represented and coloured. Conducted by Samuel Curtis. The descriptions by William Jackson Hooker.
London, Edward Couchman, 1836, volume 63, plate 3481. Hand-coloured engraving by Joseph Swan (sheet 135 x 225 mm). Text enclosed.
€ 60"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.