William Curtis' Botanical Magazine
William Curtis (1746-1799)
originally trained as an apothocary, but eventually
his lifelong greater interest in the study of
plants won out. Curtis opened his own botanical
garden in London in the 1770s and began publishing
Curtis Botanical Magazine in 1787.
An excellent article
about William Curtis and the Botanical Magazine
can be found on the website of Glasgow
These plates date
to the 1820s, and are exquisitely handcolored,
as were all plates for the Botanical Magazine
up until the 1940s.