Sir James Edward Smith (1759-1828) was president of the Linnean Society in London. In 1806 he published "Smith's Exotic Botany". This included beautiful hand colored engravings of exotic plants.
James Sowerby painted the images for the engravings. Sowerby was a trained artist from a famous family of botanical artists.
Here are some of the antique engravings from Smith's Exotic Botany for you to choose from. They are original antique prints made in 1806.