Botanical, Andrews, Henry, Reproduction, Banksia Pramorsa Botanical Magazine, c1797
Date: Reproduction from 1797
Publisher: Curtis William
Artist: Andrews, Henry
Engraver: Andrews, Henry
Paper size: 310 x 245mm
Print size: 270 x 205mm
Condition: Very good
Technique:Original was a Copperplate engraving
Description: original was a copperplate engraving with later hand colouring
Henry Andrews, an English naturalist, created a hand-colored copperplate engraving for "The Botanist's Repository, comprising coloured engravings of new and rare plants only," which was published in London between 1797 and 1815, and is used as the basis for Heritage Editions' Banksia Serrata reproduction print.
For this innovative effort, Andrews sketched, engraved, and coloured 664 plant specimens. The majority of the botanical specimens exhibited were very distinct from anything that had previously been seen in Britain. These contained a lot of Australian and South African species that were very dissimilar to blooms that had been observed in the northern hemisphere's colder climes. This is a beautiful collection of Heritage Editions Banksia prints.