Antique British Botanical Color Engraving Curcuma Large Gilt Frame Tropical - circa 1819, England. Curcuma Zerumbet color engraving from William Roxburgh's "Plants of the Coast of Coromandel" (vol. 3: t. 201). William Roxburgh (1751-1815) was a Scottish surgeon and botanist referred to as the father of Indian botany. He identified many species and retained native Indian artists to paint them in life size. Roxburgh then sent paintings and descriptions to the East India Company, whose director, Sir Joseph Banks, had them published in three volumes entitled "Antique British Botanical Color Engraving Curcuma Large Gilt Frame - circa 1819, England. " between 1795 and 1820. The plate is inscribed as follows: Curcuma Zerumbet, Roxb. Original plates from "Plants of the Coast of Coromandel", as well as Roxburgh's manuscript with detailed specimen descriptions, are now part of the collection of the Royal Botanic Gardens in Kew. Ready to display, beautifully matted in a fine, gilt wood, beaded frame. Photographed through glass which explains reflections. Toning and minor imperfections as shown. fully insured with tracking number.
Measurements: Frame: 28 1/2" by 24" by 1" approximately.
Item ID:2983 RP
Antique Botanical Botanical engraving hand colored British Botanical early botanical original botanical Curcuma botanical Gilt Frame gift for her gift for mom botanical print large botanical Coromandel botanical vertical print