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Author
M. C. (artist)
Title
A Collection of Botanical Drawings.
Published
n.p. n.d. [ca. 1800-20]
Description
A pretty album containing 68 watercolour drawings, in an attractive style, perhaps based on the Botanical Magazine (?), manuscript titles and each watercolour with leaf of manuscript description. Contemporary green straight-grained morocco gilt stamped boards, a bit rubbed at extremities. Decorative gilt to spine, marbled endpapers. inner hinged cracked and worn.

Coloured plates in order:

1. Cistus Ladaniferus.
2. Scarlet Azalea.
3. Hybiscus Syriacus.
4. Plumbago Rosea.
5. Winged Passion Flower.
6. Common Passion Flowers.
7. Amaryllis Sarniensis.
8. Mignonette.
9. Franklin's Scarlet Carnation.
10. Broad Leav'd Kalmia.
11. Sophora Tetraptera.
12. Creeping Cereus.
13. Scarlet Ipomaea.
14. Altraemereia Pelegrina.
15. Mountain Primula.
16. Chinese Lychnis.
17. Oval-Leav'd Saxifrage.
18. Narrowest-leaved Willow Herb, or Epilobium Angustissimum.
19. Sweet Pea.
20. Fumaria cava.
21. Blue Navelwort.
22. Dwarf Cassia.
23. Large Flowered Monsona.
24. Virginia Lungwort.
25. Saponaria Ocymoides.
26. [Missing plate]
27. Pendulous Catchfly.
28. Small Convolvulus.
29. Tall Persicaria.
30. Perennial Lupine.
31. Sempervivum Monanthes.
32. Viola Pedata, or Cut-leaved Violet.
33. Ivy Leaved Geranium.
34. Large Flowered Gentian.
35. Crown Imperial.
36. Love in a Mist.
37. Scarlet Fuchsia.
38. Convolvulus Major.
39. Winged Lotus.
40. Laurustinus.
41. Linear Leav'd Celsia.
42. Dog's Tooth Violet, or Dens canus.
43. Spreading Sagetes, or French Marigold.
44. Kalmia Hirsuta.
45. Nasturtium.
46. Borage Leav'd Mullein.
47. Cross Leav'd Speedwell.
48. Cape Aitonia.
49. Tall Browallia.
50. Pelargonium Glutinosum.
51. Venus's Looking Glass.
52. Dwarf Almond.
53. Tradescantia Virginica.
54. Michauxia.
55. The Lilac.
56. Moss Rose.
57. China Rose Hibiscus.
58. Rosa Provincialis, Pompone Rose.
59. Camellia Japonica.
60. Coronilla Emerus.
61. Particoloured Iris.
62. Daphne Collina.
63. Yellow Day Lily.
64. Ixia Rubro Cyanea. Red Blue Ixia.
65. Jessamine.
66. China, or Indian Pink.
67. Azalia Pontica. Yellow Azalia.
68. Robinia Hispida, or Rose Acacia.
69. Iticium Floridanum.
70. [Missing plate]
Hand coloured plates
68
Binding/Size
S=8vo
Category
Botany, Watercolours
Value
$0-5,000
Stock ID
1202