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James Sowerby (1757-1822) was an English naturalist, artist, engraver and teacher. He studied at the Royal Academy in London. He created his first botanical art when he was about thirty.
Sowerby went on to work for William Curtis. He contributed to the first volumes of The Botanical Magazine and Flora Londinensis.
By the mid 1790's James Sowerby was the finest botanical artist in England. He became the head of a gifted family of British natural science illustrators.
English Botany was Sowerby's most celebrated achievement by far. He used vivid coloured engravings and easy to read texts to reach a wide audience. The engravings were delicate and detailed.
Here are some of his engravings for you to choose from. They are original antiques prints from the 1790s and have hand painted colouring.

23 x 14.0 cm (9.0 x 5.5 inches).Serapias grandifloraThis antique botanical print is from the first edition of James Sowerby 's famous work, English Botany. It is an original antique print made by printing from an engraved copper printing plate onto hand made paper. The hand painted coloring is ori..
US$40.00
23 x 14.0 cm (9.0 x 5.5 inches).Cynosurus cristatusThis antique botanical print is from the first edition of James Sowerby 's famous work, English Botany. It is an original antique print made by printing from an engraved copper printing plate onto hand made paper. The hand painted coloring is orig..
US$40.00
23 x 14.0 cm (9.0 x 5.5 inches).Lolium perenneThis antique botanical print is from the first edition of James Sowerby 's famous work, English Botany. It is an original antique print made by printing from an engraved copper printing plate onto hand made paper. The hand painted coloring is original ..
US$40.00
23 x 14.0 cm (9.0 x 5.5 inches).Malva pusillaThis antique botanical print is from the first edition of James Sowerby 's famous work, English Botany. It is an original antique print made by printing from an engraved copper printing plate onto hand made paper. The hand painted coloring is original a..
US$40.00
23 x 14.0 cm (9.0 x 5.5 inches).Pyrus domesticaThis antique botanical print is from the first edition of James Sowerby 's famous work, English Botany. It is an original antique print made by printing from an engraved copper printing plate onto hand made paper. The hand painted coloring is original..
US$40.00
23 x 14.0 cm (9.0 x 5.5 inches).Leonurus cardiacaThis antique botanical print is from the first edition of James Sowerby 's famous work, English Botany. It is an original antique print made by printing from an engraved copper printing plate onto hand made paper. The hand painted coloring is origin..
US$40.00
23 x 14.0 cm (9.0 x 5.5 inches).Lythrum hyssopofoliumThis antique botanical print is from the first edition of James Sowerby 's famous work, English Botany. It is an original antique print made by printing from an engraved copper printing plate onto hand made paper. The hand painted coloring is or..
US$40.00
23 x 14.0 cm (9.0 x 5.5 inches).Briza mediaThis antique botanical print is from the first edition of James Sowerby 's famous work, English Botany. It is an original antique print made by printing from an engraved copper printing plate onto hand made paper. The hand painted coloring is original and..
US$40.00
23 x 14.0 cm (9.0 x 5.5 inches).Nardus strictaThis antique botanical print is from the first edition of James Sowerby 's famous work, English Botany. It is an original antique print made by printing from an engraved copper printing plate onto hand made paper. The hand painted coloring is original ..
US$40.00
23 x 14.0 cm (9.0 x 5.5 inches).Carex vulpinaThis antique botanical print is from the first edition of James Sowerby 's famous work, English Botany. It is an original antique print made by printing from an engraved copper printing plate onto hand made paper. The hand painted coloring is original a..
US$40.00
23 x 14.0 cm (9.0 x 5.5 inches).Centaurea solstitialisThis antique botanical print is from the first edition of James Sowerby 's famous work, English Botany. It is an original antique print made by printing from an engraved copper printing plate onto hand made paper. The hand painted coloring is o..
US$40.00
23 x 14.0 cm (9.0 x 5.5 inches).Resda luteaThis antique botanical print is from the first edition of James Sowerby 's famous work, English Botany. It is an original antique print made by printing from an engraved copper printing plate onto hand made paper. The hand painted coloring is original and..
US$40.00
23 x 14.0 cm (9.0 x 5.5 inches).Atriplex lacianiataThis antique botanical print is from the first edition of James Sowerby 's famous work, English Botany. It is an original antique print made by printing from an engraved copper printing plate onto hand made paper. The hand painted coloring is orig..
US$40.00
23 x 14.0 cm (9.0 x 5.5 inches).Plantago maritimaThis antique botanical print is from the first edition of James Sowerby 's famous work, English Botany. It is an original antique print made by printing from an engraved copper printing plate onto hand made paper. The hand painted coloring is origin..
US$40.00
23 x 14.0 cm (9.0 x 5.5 inches).Aster tripoliumThis antique botanical print is from the first edition of James Sowerby 's famous work, English Botany. It is an original antique print made by printing from an engraved copper printing plate onto hand made paper. The hand painted coloring is original..
US$50.00
23 x 14.0 cm (9.0 x 5.5 inches).Pinguicula lusitanicaThis antique botanical print is from the first edition of James Sowerby 's famous work, English Botany. It is an original antique print made by printing from an engraved copper printing plate onto hand made paper. The hand painted coloring is or..
US$90.00
Seaweed: Buck's Horn Fucus
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23 x 14.0 cm (9.0 x 5.5 inches).Fucus CoronopifoliusThis antique botanical print is from the first edition of James Sowerby 's famous work, English Botany. It is an original antique print made by printing from an engraved copper printing plate onto hand made paper. The hand painted coloring is ori..
US$0.00
Seaweed: Channelled Fucus
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23 x 14.0 cm (9.0 x 5.5 inches).Fucus CanaliculatusThis antique botanical print is from the first edition of James Sowerby 's famous work, English Botany. It is an original antique print made by printing from an engraved copper printing plate onto hand made paper. The hand painted coloring is orig..
US$0.00
Spring Vetch
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23 x 14.0 cm (9.0 x 5.5 inches).Vicia lathyroidesThis antique botanical print is from the first edition of James Sowerby 's famous work, English Botany. It is an original antique print made by printing from an engraved copper printing plate onto hand made paper. The hand painted coloring is original..
US$0.00
Broad-Leaved Pepper-Wort
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23 x 14.0 cm (9.0 x 5.5 inches).Lepidium latifoliumThis antique botanical print is from the first edition of James Sowerby 's famous work, English Botany. It is an original antique print made by printing from an engraved copper printing plate onto hand made paper. The hand painted coloring is orig..
US$0.00
Dog  Wood
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23 x 14.0 cm (9.0 x 5.5 inches).CornusgsineaThis antique botanical print is from the first edition of James Sowerby 's famous work, English Botany. It is an original antique print made by printing from an engraved copper printing plate onto hand made paper. The hand painted coloring is original an..
US$0.00
Great Bind-Weed
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23 x 14.0 cm (9.0 x 5.5 inches).Convulvulus seiumThis antique botanical print is from the first edition of James Sowerby 's famous work, English Botany. It is an original antique print made by printing from an engraved copper printing plate onto hand made paper. The hand painted coloring is origin..
US$0.00
Great Snapdragon
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23 x 14.0 cm (9.0 x 5.5 inches).Antirrhinum majusThis antique botanical print is from the first edition of James Sowerby 's famous work, English Botany. It is an original antique print made by printing from an engraved copper printing plate onto hand made paper. The hand painted coloring is origin..
US$0.00
Jacobs Ladder
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23 x 14.0 cm (9.0 x 5.5 inches).Polemonium caeruleamThis antique botanical print is from the first edition of James Sowerby 's famous work, English Botany. It is an original antique print made by printing from an engraved copper printing plate onto hand made paper. The hand painted coloring is ori..
US$0.00
Meadow Clary
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23 x 14.0 cm (9.0 x 5.5 inches).Salvia pratensisThis antique botanical print is from the first edition of James Sowerby 's famous work, English Botany. It is an original antique print made by printing from an engraved copper printing plate onto hand made paper. The hand painted coloring is origina..
US$0.00
Naked Stalked Candytuft
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23 x 14.0 cm (9.0 x 5.5 inches).Iberis nudicaulisThis antique botanical print is from the first edition of James Sowerby 's famous work, English Botany. It is an original antique print made by printing from an engraved copper printing plate onto hand made paper. The hand painted coloring is origin..
US$0.00
Orchid, Lizard Satyrion Or Orchis
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23 x 14.0 cm (9.0 x 5.5 inches).Satyrium hircinumThis antique botanical print is from the first edition of James Sowerby 's famous work, English Botany. It is an original antique print made by printing from an engraved copper printing plate onto hand made paper. The hand painted coloring is origin..
US$0.00
Round-Headed Rampion
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23 x 14.0 cm (9.0 x 5.5 inches).Phyteuma orbicularisThis antique botanical print is from the first edition of James Sowerby 's famous work, English Botany. It is an original antique print made by printing from an engraved copper printing plate onto hand made paper. The hand painted coloring is ori..
US$0.00
Seaweed: Pine Fucus
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23 x 14.0 cm (9.0 x 5.5 inches).Fucus PinastroidesThis antique botanical print is from the first edition of James Sowerby 's famous work, English Botany. It is an original antique print made by printing from an engraved copper printing plate onto hand made paper. The hand painted coloring is origi..
US$0.00
Seaweed: Heath Like Fucus
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23 x 14.0 cm (9.0 x 5.5 inches).Fucus CricoidesThis antique botanical print is from the first edition of James Sowerby 's famous work, English Botany. It is an original antique print made by printing from an engraved copper printing plate onto hand made paper. The hand painted coloring is original..
US$0.00
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