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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.

Dusky Cranesbill
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23 x 14.0 cm (9.0 x 5.5 inches).Geranium phaeumThis 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$0.00
Giant Bell-Flower
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23 x 14.0 cm (9.0 x 5.5 inches).Campanula latifoliaThis 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..
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Greater Tooth-Wort
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23 x 14.0 cm (9.0 x 5.5 inches).Lathraea squamariaThis 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..
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Marsh Cinquefoil
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23 x 14.0 cm (9.0 x 5.5 inches).Comarum palustreThis 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 ..
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Meadow Saffron
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23 x 14.0 cm (9.0 x 5.5 inches).Colchicum autumnaleThis 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..
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Orchid - Military Orchis
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23 x 14.0 cm (9.0 x 5.5 inches).Orchis militarisThis 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 ..
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Pyramidal Orchid
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23 x 14.0 cm (9.0 x 5.5 inches).Orchis pyramidalisThis 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..
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Sea Bind-Weed
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23 x 14.0 cm (9.0 x 5.5 inches).Convulvulus soldanellaThis 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..
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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 origi..
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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 origin..
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Seaweed: Horny Pinnate Fucus
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23 x 14.0 cm (9.0 x 5.5 inches).Fucus CorneusThis 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..
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Seaweed: Matted Fucus
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23 x 14.0 cm (9.0 x 5.5 inches).Fucus PlicatusThis 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..
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Small Bind-Weed
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23 x 14.0 cm (9.0 x 5.5 inches).Convolvulus arvensisThis 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..
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Spotted Hawkweed
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23 x 14.0 cm (9.0 x 5.5 inches).hypochaeris maculataThis 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..
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Spring Crocus
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23 x 14.0 cm (9.0 x 5.5 inches).Crocus vernusThis 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..
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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..
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Teasel-Headed Trefoil
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23 x 14.0 cm (9.0 x 5.5 inches).Trifolium maritimumThis 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..
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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 origin..
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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 and ..
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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 original..
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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 original..
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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 origi..
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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 original ..
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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 original..
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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 original..
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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 origi..
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Seaweed: Oval Leaved Fucus
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23 x 14.0 cm (9.0 x 5.5 inches).Fucus OvalisThis 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 ..
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Seaweed: Toothed Fucus
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23 x 14.0 cm (9.0 x 5.5 inches).Fucus dentatusThis 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..
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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 origina..
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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 a..
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