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SUPERB XERANTHEMUM BY WILLIAM CURTIS C1798 SUPERB XERANTHEMUM BY WILLIAM CURTIS C1798

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SUPERB XERANTHEMUM (XERANTHEMUM SESAMOIDES) BY WILLIAM CURTIS C1798

Fine copper engraving by William Curtis with original hand colour for The Botanical Magazine.

William Curtis (1746-1799) Born in Alton, Hampshire spent a life dedicated to Natural History but became famous for his "The Botanical Magazine" which he first published in 1784 and was carried on after his death by his son Thomas and nephew Samuel.