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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.

23 x 14 cm (9.5 x 5.5 inches).Hypericum olympicumGreeceThis antique botanical print is from James Edward Smith's work "Exotic Botany" and was made in 1806. The engravings were based on drawings by a renowned illustrator of natural history works about botany, conchology and fossils. He also wrote a ..
US$50.00
23 x 14 cm (9.5 x 5.5 inches).Epidendrum humileNepalThis antique botanical print is from James Edward Smith's work "Exotic Botany" and was made in 1806. The engravings were based on drawings by a renowned illustrator of natural history works about botany, conchology and fossils. He also wrote a boo..
US$50.00
23 x 14 cm (9.5 x 5.5 inches).Epidendrum praecoxNepalThis antique botanical print is from James Edward Smith's work "Exotic Botany" and was made in 1806. The engravings were based on drawings by a renowned illustrator of natural history works about botany, conchology and fossils. He also wrote a bo..
US$50.00
23 x 14 cm (9.5 x 5.5 inches).Neottia acaulisTrinidadThis antique botanical print is from James Edward Smith's work "Exotic Botany" and was made in 1806. The engravings were based on drawings by a renowned illustrator of natural history works about botany, conchology and fossils. He also wrote a bo..
US$40.00
23 x 14 cm (9.5 x 5.5 inches).Erioclai majorAustraliaThis antique botanical print is from James Edward Smith's work "Exotic Botany" and was made in 1806. The engravings were based on drawings by a renowned illustrator of natural history works about botany, conchology and fossils. He also wrote a bo..
US$40.00
23 x 14 cm (9.5 x 5.5 inches).Canna glaucaThis antique botanical print is from James Edward Smith's work "Exotic Botany" and was made in 1806. The engravings were based on drawings by a renowned illustrator of natural history works about botany, conchology and fossils. He also wrote a book on color..
US$40.00
23 x 14 cm (9.5 x 5.5 inches).Leonurus sibiricusEast India,China,SiberiaThis antique botanical print is from James Edward Smith's work "Exotic Botany" and was made in 1806. The engravings were based on drawings by a renowned illustrator of natural history works about botany, conchology and fossils...
US$40.00
23 x 14 cm (9.5 x 5.5 inches).Rubus pistillatusLabradorThis antique botanical print is from James Edward Smith's work "Exotic Botany" and was made in 1806. The engravings were based on drawings by a renowned illustrator of natural history works about botany, conchology and fossils. He also wrote a ..
US$40.00
23 x 14 cm (9.5 x 5.5 inches).Mesipilus tanacetifoliaGreeceThis antique botanical print is from James Edward Smith's work "Exotic Botany" and was made in 1806. The engravings were based on drawings by a renowned illustrator of natural history works about botany, conchology and fossils. He also wrot..
US$40.00
23 x 14 cm (9.5 x 5.5 inches).Andromeda acuminataNorth AmericaThis antique botanical print is from James Edward Smith's work "Exotic Botany" and was made in 1806. The engravings were based on drawings by a renowned illustrator of natural history works about botany, conchology and fossils. He also w..
US$40.00
23 x 14 cm (9.5 x 5.5 inches).Solanum stelligerumAustraliaThis antique botanical print is from James Edward Smith's work "Exotic Botany" and was made in 1806. The engravings were based on drawings by a renowned illustrator of natural history works about botany, conchology and fossils. He also wrote..
US$40.00
23 x 14 cm (9.5 x 5.5 inches).Digitalis sceptrumMadeiraThis antique botanical print is from James Edward Smith's work "Exotic Botany" and was made in 1806. The engravings were based on drawings by a renowned illustrator of natural history works about botany, conchology and fossils. He also wrote a ..
US$40.00
23 x 14 cm (9.5 x 5.5 inches).Zingiber zerumbetEast Indies,China,SiberiaThis antique botanical print is from James Edward Smith's work "Exotic Botany" and was made in 1806. The engravings were based on drawings by a renowned illustrator of natural history works about botany, conchology and fossils...
US$40.00
23 x 14 cm (9.5 x 5.5 inches).Globba marantinaIndiaThis antique botanical print is from James Edward Smith's work "Exotic Botany" and was made in 1806. The engravings were based on drawings by a renowned illustrator of natural history works about botany, conchology and fossils. He also wrote a book..
US$40.00
23 x 19 cm (9.5 x 7.5 inches).Erythrina crista galliSouth AmericaThis antique botanical print is from James Edward Smith's work "Exotic Botany" and was made in 1806. The engravings were based on drawings by a renowned illustrator of natural history works about botany, conchology and fossils. He als..
US$40.00
23 x 19 cm (9.5 x 7.5 inches).Dillenia aureaEast IndiesThis antique botanical print is from James Edward Smith's work "Exotic Botany" and was made in 1806. The engravings were based on drawings by a renowned illustrator of natural history works about botany, conchology and fossils. He also wrote a ..
US$40.00
23 x 19 cm (9.5 x 7.5 inches).Dolichos purpureusEast and West IndiesThis antique botanical print is from James Edward Smith's work "Exotic Botany" and was made in 1806. The engravings were based on drawings by a renowned illustrator of natural history works about botany, conchology and fossils. He ..
US$40.00
23 x 19 cm (9.5 x 7.5 inches).Amomum grandiflorumSierra LeoneThis antique botanical print is from James Edward Smith's work "Exotic Botany" and was made in 1806. The engravings were based on drawings by a renowned illustrator of natural history works about botany, conchology and fossils. He also wr..
US$40.00
23 x 19 cm (9.5 x 7.5 inches).Alpinia nutansEast IndiesThis antique botanical print is from James Edward Smith's work "Exotic Botany" and was made in 1806. The engravings were based on drawings by a renowned illustrator of natural history works about botany, conchology and fossils. He also wrote a ..
US$40.00
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