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b. 1746 - d. 1799

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          • Curtis - 4 Iris Engravings
            Feb. 24, 2024

            Curtis - 4 Iris Engravings

            Est: $400 - $800

            This lovely botanical engraving is from William Curtis’s The Botanical Magazine, or Flower-Garden Displayed. Curtis was determined to produce a scientifically accurate journal, and so took care that artists used live speicmens for reference. Each plate features a meticulously drawn specimen with an accompanying descriptive text for each. The first 70 volumes (1787-mid1800s) were printed using copper etching and then finished with watercolor added by hand. Commonly referred to as Curtis' Botanical Magazine, this prolific periodical was first published in 1787 and is still in publication today by the Kew Gardens.

            Trillium Antique Prints & Rare Books
          • Curtis - 4 Lily Engravings
            Feb. 24, 2024

            Curtis - 4 Lily Engravings

            Est: $400 - $800

            This lovely botanical engraving is from William Curtis’s The Botanical Magazine, or Flower-Garden Displayed. Curtis was determined to produce a scientifically accurate journal, and so took care that artists used live speicmens for reference. Each plate features a meticulously drawn specimen with an accompanying descriptive text for each. The first 70 volumes (1787-mid1800s) were printed using copper etching and then finished with watercolor added by hand. Commonly referred to as Curtis' Botanical Magazine, this prolific periodical was first published in 1787 and is still in publication today by the Kew Gardens.

            Trillium Antique Prints & Rare Books
          • Curtis - 4 Purple Iris Engravings
            Feb. 17, 2024

            Curtis - 4 Purple Iris Engravings

            Est: $400 - $800

            This lovely botanical engraving is from William Curtis’s The Botanical Magazine, or Flower-Garden Displayed. Curtis was determined to produce a scientifically accurate journal, and so took care that artists used live speicmens for reference. Each plate features a meticulously drawn specimen with an accompanying descriptive text for each. The first 70 volumes (1787-mid1800s) were printed using copper etching and then finished with watercolor added by hand. Commonly referred to as Curtis' Botanical Magazine, this prolific periodical was first published in 1787 and is still in publication today by the Kew Gardens.

            Trillium Antique Prints & Rare Books
          • Curtis - 6 Botanical Engravings
            Feb. 17, 2024

            Curtis - 6 Botanical Engravings

            Est: $400 - $800

            This lovely botanical engraving is from William Curtis’s The Botanical Magazine, or Flower-Garden Displayed. Curtis was determined to produce a scientifically accurate journal, and so took care that artists used live speicmens for reference. Each plate features a meticulously drawn specimen with an accompanying descriptive text for each. The first 70 volumes (1787-mid1800s) were printed using copper etching and then finished with watercolor added by hand. Commonly referred to as Curtis' Botanical Magazine, this prolific periodical was first published in 1787 and is still in publication today by the Kew Gardens.

            Trillium Antique Prints & Rare Books
          • Curtis - 5 Yellow Botanical Engravings
            Feb. 17, 2024

            Curtis - 5 Yellow Botanical Engravings

            Est: $400 - $800

            This lovely botanical engraving is from William Curtis’s The Botanical Magazine, or Flower-Garden Displayed. Curtis was determined to produce a scientifically accurate journal, and so took care that artists used live speicmens for reference. Each plate features a meticulously drawn specimen with an accompanying descriptive text for each. The first 70 volumes (1787-mid1800s) were printed using copper etching and then finished with watercolor added by hand. Commonly referred to as Curtis' Botanical Magazine, this prolific periodical was first published in 1787 and is still in publication today by the Kew Gardens.

            Trillium Antique Prints & Rare Books
          • Curtis - 4 Iris Engravings
            Feb. 10, 2024

            Curtis - 4 Iris Engravings

            Est: $400 - $800

            This lovely botanical engraving is from William Curtis’s The Botanical Magazine, or Flower-Garden Displayed. Curtis was determined to produce a scientifically accurate journal, and so took care that artists used live speicmens for reference. Each plate features a meticulously drawn specimen with an accompanying descriptive text for each. The first 70 volumes (1787-mid1800s) were printed using copper etching and then finished with watercolor added by hand. Commonly referred to as Curtis' Botanical Magazine, this prolific periodical was first published in 1787 and is still in publication today by the Kew Gardens.

            Trillium Antique Prints & Rare Books
          • Curtis - 4 Lily Engravings
            Feb. 10, 2024

            Curtis - 4 Lily Engravings

            Est: $400 - $800

            This lovely botanical engraving is from William Curtis’s The Botanical Magazine, or Flower-Garden Displayed. Curtis was determined to produce a scientifically accurate journal, and so took care that artists used live speicmens for reference. Each plate features a meticulously drawn specimen with an accompanying descriptive text for each. The first 70 volumes (1787-mid1800s) were printed using copper etching and then finished with watercolor added by hand. Commonly referred to as Curtis' Botanical Magazine, this prolific periodical was first published in 1787 and is still in publication today by the Kew Gardens.

            Trillium Antique Prints & Rare Books
          • Curtis - Tyger-spotted Chinese Lily. 1237
            Feb. 03, 2024

            Curtis - Tyger-spotted Chinese Lily. 1237

            Est: $150 - $300

            This lovely botanical engraving is from William Curtis’s The Botanical Magazine, or Flower-Garden Displayed. Curtis was determined to produce a scientifically accurate journal, and so took care that artists used live speicmens for reference. Each plate features a meticulously drawn specimen with an accompanying descriptive text for each. The first 70 volumes (1787-mid1800s) were printed using copper etching and then finished with watercolor added by hand. Commonly referred to as Curtis' Botanical Magazine, this prolific periodical was first published in 1787 and is still in publication today by the Kew Gardens.

            Trillium Antique Prints & Rare Books
          • Curtis - Superb Lily. 936
            Feb. 03, 2024

            Curtis - Superb Lily. 936

            Est: $150 - $300

            This lovely botanical engraving is from William Curtis’s The Botanical Magazine, or Flower-Garden Displayed. Curtis was determined to produce a scientifically accurate journal, and so took care that artists used live speicmens for reference. Each plate features a meticulously drawn specimen with an accompanying descriptive text for each. The first 70 volumes (1787-mid1800s) were printed using copper etching and then finished with watercolor added by hand. Commonly referred to as Curtis' Botanical Magazine, this prolific periodical was first published in 1787 and is still in publication today by the Kew Gardens.

            Trillium Antique Prints & Rare Books
          • Curtis - Chinese Trumpet-flower. 1398
            Feb. 03, 2024

            Curtis - Chinese Trumpet-flower. 1398

            Est: $150 - $300

            This lovely botanical engraving is from William Curtis’s The Botanical Magazine, or Flower-Garden Displayed. Curtis was determined to produce a scientifically accurate journal, and so took care that artists used live speicmens for reference. Each plate features a meticulously drawn specimen with an accompanying descriptive text for each. The first 70 volumes (1787-mid1800s) were printed using copper etching and then finished with watercolor added by hand. Commonly referred to as Curtis' Botanical Magazine, this prolific periodical was first published in 1787 and is still in publication today by the Kew Gardens.

            Trillium Antique Prints & Rare Books
          • Curtis - 5 Engravings of Double or Seychelles-Island Cocoa-Nut
            Feb. 03, 2024

            Curtis - 5 Engravings of Double or Seychelles-Island Cocoa-Nut

            Est: $200 - $400

            This lovely botanical engraving is from William Curtis’s The Botanical Magazine, or Flower-Garden Displayed. Curtis was determined to produce a scientifically accurate journal, and so took care that artists used live speicmens for reference. Each plate features a meticulously drawn specimen with an accompanying descriptive text for each. The first 70 volumes (1787-mid1800s) were printed using copper etching and then finished with watercolor added by hand. Commonly referred to as Curtis' Botanical Magazine, this prolific periodical was first published in 1787 and is still in publication today by the Kew Gardens.

            Trillium Antique Prints & Rare Books
          • Curtis - Lesser Black-spined Indian-Fig. 1557
            Feb. 03, 2024

            Curtis - Lesser Black-spined Indian-Fig. 1557

            Est: $150 - $300

            This lovely botanical engraving is from William Curtis’s The Botanical Magazine, or Flower-Garden Displayed. Curtis was determined to produce a scientifically accurate journal, and so took care that artists used live speicmens for reference. Each plate features a meticulously drawn specimen with an accompanying descriptive text for each. The first 70 volumes (1787-mid1800s) were printed using copper etching and then finished with watercolor added by hand. Commonly referred to as Curtis' Botanical Magazine, this prolific periodical was first published in 1787 and is still in publication today by the Kew Gardens.

            Trillium Antique Prints & Rare Books
          • Curtis - Common Tulip-Tree. 275
            Feb. 03, 2024

            Curtis - Common Tulip-Tree. 275

            Est: $150 - $300

            This lovely botanical engraving is from William Curtis’s The Botanical Magazine, or Flower-Garden Displayed. Curtis was determined to produce a scientifically accurate journal, and so took care that artists used live speicmens for reference. Each plate features a meticulously drawn specimen with an accompanying descriptive text for each. The first 70 volumes (1787-mid1800s) were printed using copper etching and then finished with watercolor added by hand. Commonly referred to as Curtis' Botanical Magazine, this prolific periodical was first published in 1787 and is still in publication today by the Kew Gardens.

            Trillium Antique Prints & Rare Books
          • PAIR 18TH CENTURY WILLIAM CURTIS BOTANICAL ETCHING
            Jan. 14, 2024

            PAIR 18TH CENTURY WILLIAM CURTIS BOTANICAL ETCHING

            Est: $200 - $400

            Pair William Curtis Hand Colored Botanical Etchings, circa 1777. From "Flora Londinensis", a folio sized book that described the flora found in the London region of the mid 18th century. Includes (1) Cardamine Amara No. 158 (2) Geum Urbanum No. 113. Impressions measure 15x9" each. Professionally framed with display backs for text pages. Overall framed dimensions 28x20" each. Purchased from Darville's Rare Print Shop, Eastsound, Washington. Excellent condition.

            District Auction
          • 3 18TH CENTURY WILLIAM CURTIS BOTANICAL ETCHINGS
            Jan. 14, 2024

            3 18TH CENTURY WILLIAM CURTIS BOTANICAL ETCHINGS

            Est: $200 - $400

            Group of 3 William Curtis Hand Colored Botanical Etchings, circa 1777. From "Flora Londinensis", a folio sized book that described the flora found in the London region of the mid 18th century. Includes (1) Sedum Dasyphyllum No. 147 (2) Saxifraga Tridactylites No. 129 (3) Hypnum Purum No. #207). Impressions measure 5.5x5", 7.5x4.5", 7x5.5". Professionally framed with display backs for text pages. Overall framed dimensions 20.5x15" each. Purchased from Darville's Rare Print Shop, Eastsound, Washington. Excellent condition.

            District Auction
          • WILLIAM CURTIS, BRITISH 1746-1799, SIX BOTANICAL PRINTS, Hand-colored engraving, Sight: 7 x 4 in. (17.8 x 10.2 cm.), Frame: 28 3/4 x 9 3/4 in. (73 x 24.8 cm.)
            Dec. 07, 2023

            WILLIAM CURTIS, BRITISH 1746-1799, SIX BOTANICAL PRINTS, Hand-colored engraving, Sight: 7 x 4 in. (17.8 x 10.2 cm.), Frame: 28 3/4 x 9 3/4 in. (73 x 24.8 cm.)

            Est: $150 - $250

            WILLIAM CURTIS BRITISH, 1746-1799 SIX BOTANICAL PRINTS Hand-colored engraving (2)

            Potomack Company
          • Botany.- Curtis (William) The Botanical Magazine; or, Flower-Garden Displayed, 24 vol. in 12, by Couchman and Fry, for W. Curtis, 1788-1806
            Nov. 30, 2023

            Botany.- Curtis (William) The Botanical Magazine; or, Flower-Garden Displayed, 24 vol. in 12, by Couchman and Fry, for W. Curtis, 1788-1806

            Est: £3,000 - £4,000

            Botany.- Curtis (William) The Botanical Magazine; or, Flower-Garden Displayed, 24 vol. in 12, vol. 1 later issue (1790), title pages vol. 1-3 (that of 2 and 3 misbound at front of vol. 3 and 5) and vol. 7-24 all present, 966 finely hand-coloured engraved plates, several folding, ink ownership stamp to front endpapers and bookplates to pastedowns, some plates lightly browned, scattered off-setting, overall bright and generally clean, handsomely bound in early nineteenth century green straight-grain morocco, spines lightly faded and minor scuffing to extremities, [Great Flower Books p. 156; Nissen BBI 2350], 8vo, by Couchman and Fry, for W. Curtis, 1788-1806

            Forum Auctions - UK
          • Curtis (William) Botanical Magazine; or Flower-Garden Displayed, vol.4, 9, 15 and 16 in 3, 163 hand-coloured plates, 1791-1801.
            Nov. 23, 2023

            Curtis (William) Botanical Magazine; or Flower-Garden Displayed, vol.4, 9, 15 and 16 in 3, 163 hand-coloured plates, 1791-1801.

            Est: £400 - £600

            Curtis (William) Botanical Magazine; or Flower-Garden Displayed, vol.4, 9, 15 and 16 in 3, 164 engraved plates, all but one hand-coloured, one folding, some light toning, various contemporary calf or half calf bindings, rubbed, 8vo, 1791-1801.

            Forum Auctions - UK
          • William Curtis (8pcs)
            Nov. 09, 2023

            William Curtis (8pcs)

            Est: $200 - $300

            William Curtis (British, 1746-1799) BOTANICAL SPECIMENS (plate No.23, 36, 45, 57, 58, 77, 78, 183) colored engravings, framed as set sight H8" W5" (8pcs) Provenance: Estate of Ellen K. Schuster

            Charlton Hall
          • William Curtis, Publisher: Botanicals: Three Plates
            Oct. 12, 2023

            William Curtis, Publisher: Botanicals: Three Plates

            Est: $100 - $300

            Three engravings in black with hand-coloring; together with T. Nelson and Sons, Publishers: Humming Birds, lithograph with hand-coloring. Three 8 x 4 1/2 in. (sight), 13 1/4 x 9 3/4 in. (frame), one 5 3/8 x 4 in. (sight), 13 1/4 x 10 1/2 in. (frame).

            Stair
          • CURTIS, William:
            Oct. 10, 2023

            CURTIS, William:

            Est: £1,500 - £2,500

            CURTIS, William: CURTIS, William: Flora Londinensis: or Plates and Descriptions of such plants as grow wild in the Environs of London. One volume only, bound in three with a title page in volume one only. Printed and sold by the author, 1777. Elephant folio (47 x 29cm), with a total of 270 hand-coloured plates only, of 432 in the complete work. Later half leather with new endpapers, two armorial bookplates to the pastedown of each volume. A few tears (without loss), and a couple of pinholes. The Subscribers' list bound upside down. A/F; SOLD AS A COLLECTION OF PLATES. (3) From the Paul Bentley collection of maps and atlases.

            Sworders
          • CURTIS, William:
            Oct. 10, 2023

            CURTIS, William:

            Est: £4,000 - £6,000

            CURTIS, William: CURTIS, William: The Botanical Magazine, or flower-garden displayed, volumes: 1-28, bound in 14. Fry & Couchman, 1787-1808. With 1184 hand coloured plates. Later half leather & marbled boards (the binding matches Sowerby's English Botany). Very good and clean. (14) From the Paul Bentley collection of maps and atlases.

            Sworders
          • W. CURTIS (1746-1799), Botanical Magazine, Stockrose, 1789, Copper engraving
            Sep. 02, 2023

            W. CURTIS (1746-1799), Botanical Magazine, Stockrose, 1789, Copper engraving

            Est: €60 - €100

            William Curtis (1746 Alton (Hampshire) - 1799 London): Illustration aus: Curti"s Botanical Magazine, Taf 87, Stockrose, Alcea rosea, Hollyhok, 1789, Copper engraving Technique: Hand colored Copper engraving on Paper Date: 1789 Source: William Curtis (1746 Alton, Hampshire-1799 Brompton) Curtis’s Botanical Magazine, No. 87 | Book, Science Keywords: Flower, Hollyhock, Mallow, 18th century, Baroque, Flowers, Germany,

            Fichter Kunsthandel
          • PAIR WILLIAM CURTIS HAND-COLORED BOTANICALS
            Aug. 31, 2023

            PAIR WILLIAM CURTIS HAND-COLORED BOTANICALS

            Est: $50 - $1,000

            Hand-colored engravings in French mats. One dated 1796, the other 1801. Dimensions: (Frame) H 16.5" x W 13.25" (Sight) H 15" x W 11.5" Condition: One with lightly age toned paper. A couple marks to the frames.

            Westport Auction
          • CURTIS, William (1746-1799) and Carl LINNAEUS (1707-1778) Fundamenta entom
            Jul. 12, 2023

            CURTIS, William (1746-1799) and Carl LINNAEUS (1707-1778) Fundamenta entom

            Est: £1,000 - £1,500

            CURTIS, William (1746-1799) and Carl LINNAEUS (1707-1778) Fundamenta entomologiae: or an introduction to the knowledge of insects....

            Christie's
          • [CURTIS, William (1746-1799)] Instructions for collecting and preserving i
            Jul. 12, 2023

            [CURTIS, William (1746-1799)] Instructions for collecting and preserving i

            Est: £1,000 - £1,500

            [CURTIS, William (1746-1799)] Instructions for collecting and preserving insects: particularly moths and...

            Christie's
          • Curtis (William) A Short History of the Brown-Tail Moth, first edition, hand-coloured engraved plate, B.White, 1782.
            Jul. 05, 2023

            Curtis (William) A Short History of the Brown-Tail Moth, first edition, hand-coloured engraved plate, B.White, 1782.

            Est: £200 - £300

            Curtis (William) A Short History of the Brown-Tail Moth, the Caterpillars of which are at present uncommonly numerous and destructive in the Vicinity of the Metropolis, 13pp., first edition, hand-coloured engraved frontispiece, title defective at upper corners not affecting text (neatly repaired), lacking pp.7-12 (supplied in facsimile) but with final leaf 'Explanation of the Plate' (lightly foxed), resewn in old wrappers, browned, [Hagen 152.3; Lisney 284], 4to, B.White [& others], 1782; sold not subject to return ⁂ "This brief treatise, which is the first published monograph on an insect, gives a most interesting account of a plague of the larvae of the Brown-Tail Moth...which occurred in the vicinity of London and, although several similar plagues have been noted since, this is apparently the earliest published record of such a phenomenon occurring in this country. It is an exceedingly rare book." (Lisney). The plate illustrates the insect in its various stages of development.

            Forum Auctions - UK
          • Hand Colored Botanical Stipple Engravings by William Curtis
            May. 31, 2023

            Hand Colored Botanical Stipple Engravings by William Curtis

            Est: $100 - $200

            Botanicals 12 colored stipple engravings on paper The Botanical Magazine William Curtis (English, 1746-1799) published by W. Curtis St. Geo. Cresent, 1794-1811 8 x 5 inches (plate) 9 x 5.5 inches (paper) unframed Overall fair condition. Stains and mold present to group mostly to paper perimeter. Most images in good condition without damage. Please see photos.

            Lewis & Grant Auctions
          • William Curtis (1746-1799): Botanicals: Four Plates
            May. 17, 2023

            William Curtis (1746-1799): Botanicals: Four Plates

            Est: $300 - $500

            Four engravings in black with hand-coloring on laid paper, 1791, with labels from Peter Matern, Salzburg. All 9 x 5 1/2 in. (sheet), unframed. Chalet Espérance: The Collection of Jill and John Fairchild, Gstaad

            Stair
          • CURTIS (William; 1746-1799) Letter to an unnamed recipient informing that future numbers of his abridged “Flora” will be sold coloured as well as plain (“…the former being 2/6 each…”), signed and dated Botanic Garden, Brompton, Feb. 6th (17)93
            Apr. 27, 2023

            CURTIS (William; 1746-1799) Letter to an unnamed recipient informing that future numbers of his abridged “Flora” will be sold coloured as well as plain (“…the former being 2/6 each…”), signed and dated Botanic Garden, Brompton, Feb. 6th (17)93

            Est: £100 - £150

            CURTIS (William; 1746-1799) Letter to an unnamed recipient informing that future numbers of his abridged “Flora” will be sold coloured as well as plain (“…the former being 2/6 each…”), signed and dated Botanic Garden, Brompton, Feb. 6th (17)93 From a single-owner collection of autograph letters formerly the property of Bernard Piffard (1833-1916), entomologist, microscopologist and collector Ex-Naylor Collection

            Cheffins
          • Curtis, William: Botanical magazine
            Apr. 18, 2023

            Curtis, William: Botanical magazine

            Est: €200 - €300

            Curtis, William. Botanical magazine; or, Flower-Garden displayed. Band XXXI. 2 Bl., S.1238-1328. Mit 90 teils gefalteten kolorierten Kupfertafeln. 23 x 13,5 cm. Neuerer Halblederband mit alten Deckelbezügen und modernem RSchild. London, Stephen Couchman für Sherwood, Neely und Jones, 1821. -- Vgl. Nissen BBI 439. – Einzelband aus der umfangreichen Reihe mit den schönen Pflanzenkupfern. – Titel mit perforiertem Besitzstempel, Innengelenke fachmännisch verstärkt. Sauberes Exemplar mit nur vereinzelten schwachen Flecken. Ausgesondertes Bibliotheksexemplar.

            Galerie Bassenge
          • WILLIAM CURTIS (1746-1799) ETCHING ON LAID PAPER,
            Apr. 10, 2023

            WILLIAM CURTIS (1746-1799) ETCHING ON LAID PAPER,

            Est: -

            WILLIAM CURTIS (1746-1799) ETCHING ON LAID PAPER, "AGROSTEMA GITHAGO," PLATE 209

            O'Gallerie
          • Botany.- Curtis (William) The Botanical Magazine; or, Flower-Garden Displayed, 83 vol. in 62, 1794-1956.
            Mar. 30, 2023

            Botany.- Curtis (William) The Botanical Magazine; or, Flower-Garden Displayed, 83 vol. in 62, 1794-1956.

            Est: £8,000 - £12,000

            Botany.- Curtis (William) The Botanical Magazine; or, Flower-Garden Displayed, 83 vol. in 62, comprising vol. 3-40; 62; 91-102; 104-108; 138-140; 148-166; 168; and an index volume (139 and 158 with duplicates), c.3,959 hand-coloured plates only, many folding and many double page, some later volumes with engraved portrait frontispiece, illustrations, some light foxing and offsetting, partly affecting plates and titles, but heavier to text leaves, first few pages and edges, some plates working loose, some leaves detached and loosely inserted, some sporadic tears to plates, ink and pencil inscriptions to first few pages of some volumes, some text leaves supplied in facsimile, various bindings, some rubbed, some covers and spines working loose, some covers detached, [Nissen BBI 2350; Great Flower Books p.156], 8vo, 1794-1956; sold as a periodical and not subject to return (62) ⁂ "The Botanical Magazine" is the longest and greatest serial of botanical illustrations. Many plants received their first descriptive and illustrative publication in the magazine. The plates are generally clean and the colouring bright and fresh.

            Forum Auctions - UK
          • W. CURTIS (1746-1799), Botanical Magazine, Taf. 87, Stockrose, 1789, Copper engraving
            Jan. 06, 2023

            W. CURTIS (1746-1799), Botanical Magazine, Taf. 87, Stockrose, 1789, Copper engraving

            Est: €60 - €100

            William Curtis (1746 Alton (Hampshire) - 1799 London): Illustration aus: Curti"s Botanical Magazine, Taf 87, Stockrose, Alcea rosea, Hollyhok, 1789, Copper engraving Technique: Hand colored Copper engraving on Paper Date: 1789 Source: William Curtis (1746 Alton, Hampshire-1799 Brompton) Curtis’s Botanical Magazine, No. 87 | Book, Science Keywords: Flower, Hollyhock, Mallow, 18th century, Baroque, Flowers, Germany,

            Fichter Kunsthandel
          • William Curtis pub., Britain (1746-1799), Floral Botanical Print Pl. N260, 1794, Handcoloured engraving
            Oct. 29, 2022

            William Curtis pub., Britain (1746-1799), Floral Botanical Print Pl. N260, 1794, Handcoloured engraving

            Est: $40 - $60

            William Curtis pub. Britain, (1746-1799) Floral Botanical Print Pl. N260, 1794 Handcoloured engraving

            Theodore Bruce
          • Botany.- Curtis (William) The Botanical Magazine; or, Flower-Garden Displayed, 76 vol. bound in 55, 1793-1850.
            Sep. 29, 2022

            Botany.- Curtis (William) The Botanical Magazine; or, Flower-Garden Displayed, 76 vol. bound in 55, 1793-1850.

            Est: £10,000 - £15,000

            Botany.- Curtis (William) The Botanical Magazine; or, Flower-Garden Displayed, 76 vol. in 55, vols. 19 & 63 only with engraved portrait frontispieces, c.4550 engraved hand-coloured plates, c.465 folding, lacking 4 plates (490; 491; 633 and 634), plates occasionally misbound, 1 folding plan, vol. 71 with front free endpaper detached and loosely inserted, occasional off-setting, scattered spotting, several vol. with previous owner's ink signature to titles, occasional pencil notes, bookplate, contemporary calf, not uniform, several vol. neatly rebacked retaining original backstrips, several vol. sympathetically rebacked, first 4 vol. with incorrect vol. numbers to spine, very slight rubbing to corners and spine extremities, [Nissen BBI 2350], 8vo, 1793-1850. ⁂ "The Botanical Magazine" is the longest and greatest serial of botanical illustrations. Many plants received their first descriptive and illustrative publication in the magazine. It is rare to find such a long and complete run; the plates are generally clean and the colouring bright and fresh. Provenance: Bookplates of: Tremayne [of Heligan House]; Simon Stephenson; and Charles Scrase Dickins. The Tremayne family built gardens at Heligan House from the mid-eighteenth century onwards. They include Europe's only remaining pineapple pit. The gardens are now called "The Lost Gardens of Heligan" and are one of Cornwall's major tourist attractions.

            Forum Auctions - UK
          • William CURTIS: Framed Botanical Print
            Sep. 10, 2022

            William CURTIS: Framed Botanical Print

            Est: $30 - $50

            William Curtis (American, b. 1946) framed botanical print, plate 278 - White Lily. [Sight: 8" H x 4 3/4" W; Frame: 16" H x 12" W]. Spots and toning to paper, wear to mat and frame.

            Roland Auctions NY
          • Floral Lithographs with Marbleized Matting in Gilt Frames, Set of Four, Published by William Curtis St. George. Crescent, June 1, 1801. 17" High, 13.5" Wide
            Jul. 16, 2022

            Floral Lithographs with Marbleized Matting in Gilt Frames, Set of Four, Published by William Curtis St. George. Crescent, June 1, 1801. 17" High, 13.5" Wide

            Est: $100 - $25,000

            Floral Lithographs with Marbleized Matting in Gilt Frames, Set of Four, Published by William Curtis St. George. Crescent, June 1, 1801. 17" High, 13.5" Wide

            Northgate Gallery Auctions
          • William CURTIS (1746-1799)
            May. 28, 2022

            William CURTIS (1746-1799)

            Est: CHF100 - CHF200

            William CURTIS (1746-1799) Flowers 5 colored engravings with descriptions, dated 1791/1792 each 20 x 12.5 cm

            Galerie Moenius
          • CURTIS, WILLIAM: "The Botanical Magazine; or, Flower-Garden Displayed".
            May. 06, 2022

            CURTIS, WILLIAM: "The Botanical Magazine; or, Flower-Garden Displayed".

            Est: CHF3,000 - CHF4,500

            CURTIS, WILLIAM (Alton 1746 - 1799 London) : "The Botanical Magazine; or, Flower-Garden Displayed", London 1787-1807. 13 Bde. mit 25 Ausgaben. In englischer Sprache. Mit Bezeichnung, Beschreibung und ganzseitigen, teils ausklappbaren kolorierten Kupferstichtafeln von 1013 Pflanzen. Halbleder-Einbände mit goldgeprägtem Rücken, marmorierten Deckeln und rot gesprenkeltem Schnitt, je Gr.-8ø

            Dobiaschofsky Auktionen AG
          • William Curtis, (6) botanical engravings, 18th c.
            Dec. 02, 2021

            William Curtis, (6) botanical engravings, 18th c.

            Est: $600 - $800

            William Curtis (English, 1746-1799), hand-colored engravings including Chalcedonian Lily, Rigid-Leaved Gorteria, Superb Hibiscus, Scarlet-Flowered Justica, Eastern Poppy, and Indian Chrysanthemum, each with text page from the publication on verso of frame, 4 with gallery labels, framed under glass, 8.25"hx 5"w (sight), 14.5"h x 11.5"w (frames)

            Millea Bros Ltd
          • antique framed botanical engraving
            Nov. 22, 2021

            antique framed botanical engraving

            Est: $50 - $75

            beautifully framed and matted book print published by William Curtis in London on September 1st 1798, plate depicts the Helipterum Conescense Vulneratum (Paper Daisy) from the book on English flowers

            Yardley Antiques
          • 18th C. Curtis Engraving Typha Major Flora Londinensis
            Oct. 28, 2021

            18th C. Curtis Engraving Typha Major Flora Londinensis

            Est: $400 - $600

            Artist: Francis Sansom (British, active 1780-1815). Publisher: William Curtis (British, 1746-1799). "Typha Major" plate 62, volume 3 from "Flora Londinensis" ca. 1780. A wonderful copperplate engraving with hand coloring depicting Typha Major, also known as a Cattail by Francis Sansom, featured in English botanist William Curtis' "Flora Londinensis". Curtis created the London Botanic Garden in the 1770s and published "Flora Londinensis" in six volumes from 1777 until 1798. "Flora Londinensis" included beautiful engravings of plants as well as descriptions of how such plants grow wild in the environment of London, their regions of growth, time periods for flowering, and various names according to Carl Linnaeus and other authors. Size: 18.25" L x 10.75" W (46.4 cm x 27.3 cm) Provenance: private Lucille Lucas collection, Crested Butte, Colorado, USA All items legal to buy/sell under U.S. Statute covering cultural patrimony Code 2600, CHAPTER 14, and are guaranteed to be as described or your money back. A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany all winning bids. PLEASE NOTE: Due to recent increases of shipments being seized by Australian & German customs (even for items with pre-UNESCO provenance), we will no longer ship most antiquities and ancient Chinese art to Australia & Germany. For categories of items that are acceptable to ship to Australia or Germany, please contact us directly or work with your local customs brokerage firm. Display stands not described as included/custom in the item description are for photography purposes only and will not be included with the item upon shipping. #134144

            Artemis Gallery
          • Curtis - 5 Botanical Engravings
            Sep. 25, 2021

            Curtis - 5 Botanical Engravings

            Est: $200 - $500

            This lovely botanical engraving is from William Curtis’s The Botanical Magazine, or Flower-Garden Displayed. Curtis was determined to produce a scientifically accurate journal, and so took care that artists used live speicmens for reference. Each plate features a meticulously drawn specimen with an accompanying descriptive text for each. The first 70 volumes (1787-mid1800s) were printed using copper etching and then finished with watercolor added by hand. Commonly referred to as Curtis' Botanical Magazine, this prolific periodical was first published in 1787 and is still in publication today by the Kew Gardens.

            Trillium Antique Prints & Rare Books
          • William Curtis [PLANT STUDIES] Nine hand-colored engravings, from Flora Londinensis
            Sep. 15, 2021

            William Curtis [PLANT STUDIES] Nine hand-colored engravings, from Flora Londinensis

            Est: $600 - $900

            William Curtis (1746-1799) [PLANT STUDIES] Nine hand-colored engravings, from Flora Londinensis, London, 1777, with margins, framed. Sight of largest five sheets 18 x 11 inches; 457 x 279 mm. Largest five frames 29 x 22 inches; 737 x 559 mm. C 

            Doyle New York
          • antique framed botanical engraving
            Aug. 30, 2021

            antique framed botanical engraving

            Est: $50 - $75

            beautifully framed and matted book print published by William Curtis in London on September 1st 1798, plate depicts the Helipterum Conescense Vulneratum (Paper Daisy) from the book on English flowers

            Yardley Antiques
          • Curtis - 7 Botanical Engravings
            Jul. 03, 2021

            Curtis - 7 Botanical Engravings

            Est: $300 - $600

            This lovely botanical engraving is from William Curtis’s The Botanical Magazine, or Flower-Garden Displayed. Curtis was determined to produce a scientifically accurate journal, and so took care that artists used live speicmens for reference. Each plate features a meticulously drawn specimen with an accompanying descriptive text for each. The first 70 volumes (1787-mid1800s) were printed using copper etching and then finished with watercolor added by hand. Commonly referred to as Curtis' Botanical Magazine, this prolific periodical was first published in 1787 and is still in publication today by the Kew Gardens.

            Trillium Antique Prints & Rare Books
          • Curtis - 5 Botanical Engravings (Aloe, Protea, Stapellia or Carrion Flower)
            Jul. 03, 2021

            Curtis - 5 Botanical Engravings (Aloe, Protea, Stapellia or Carrion Flower)

            Est: $200 - $500

            This lovely botanical engraving is from William Curtis’s The Botanical Magazine, or Flower-Garden Displayed. Curtis was determined to produce a scientifically accurate journal, and so took care that artists used live speicmens for reference. Each plate features a meticulously drawn specimen with an accompanying descriptive text for each. The first 70 volumes (1787-mid1800s) were printed using copper etching and then finished with watercolor added by hand. Commonly referred to as Curtis' Botanical Magazine, this prolific periodical was first published in 1787 and is still in publication today by the Kew Gardens.

            Trillium Antique Prints & Rare Books
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