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William Curtis

William Curtis (1746 – 1799) was an English botanist and entomologist. Curtis began as an apothecary, before turning to botany and natural history.
Curtis was Praefectus Horti at the Chelsea Physic Garden from 1771 to 1777. He established his own London Botanic Garden at Lambeth in 1779, moving to Brompton in 1789.
In 1787 he began to publish "The Botanical Magazine; or Flower-Garden Displayed". This had superb hand coloured illustrations by artists such as James Sowerby and Sydenham Edwards. It was highly successful and made him much money. This is the longest running botanical magazine and is still published today.
Here are some of the antique prints from The Botanical Magazine for to choose from. They are genuine antique prints.
They are from editions from the 1790s to 1890s. Use the filter on the left to search by date if you wish.

Accurate, high resolution scans of 60 antique botanical prints.Images are 300ppi and will be sent to you by file transfer, usually within 1 working day.The antique artworks measured 9½ by 6 inches(24 by 15.5 cm). Some of the prints were double sized fold out prints and measure 12 by 9.5 inches (31 ..
US$60.00
Nymphea micranthaGambia9.5 x 6 inches (24 x 15½ cm). 1850sThis original antique lithograph is from The Botanical Magazine by William Curtis. It was made in the 1890s, has original hand colouring and is in very good condition.The Botanical Magazine was one of the first British horticultural journals ..
US$80.00
Vinca roseaMadagascar9.5 x 6 inches (24 x 15½ cm). 1790sThis original antique engraving is from The Botanical Magazine by William Curtis. It was made in the 1790s, has original hand colouring and is in very good condition.The Botanical Magazine was one of the first British horticultural journals and..
US$50.00
Myrtus tomentosaChina9.5 x 6 inches (24 x 15½ cm). 1790sThis original antique engraving is from The Botanical Magazine by William Curtis. It was made in the 1790s, has original hand colouring and is in very good condition.The Botanical Magazine was one of the first British horticultural journals and..
US$40.00
Lychnis chalcedonicaRussia9.5 x 6 inches (24 x 15½ cm). 1790sThis original antique engraving is from The Botanical Magazine by William Curtis. It was made in the 1790s, has original hand colouring and is in very good condition.The Botanical Magazine was one of the first British horticultural journal..
US$40.00
Bellis perennisEurope9.5 x 6 inches (24 x 15½ cm). 1790sThis original antique engraving is from The Botanical Magazine by William Curtis. It was made in the 1790s, has original hand colouring and is in very good condition.The Botanical Magazine was one of the first British horticultural journals and..
US$40.00
South Africa9.5 x 6 inches (24 x 15½ cm). 1890sThis original antique lithograph is from The Botanical Magazine by William Curtis. It was made in the 1890s, has original hand colouring and is in very good condition.The Botanical Magazine was one of the first British horticultural journals and was the..
US$50.00
Armeria latifoliaPortugal9.5 x 6 inches (24 x 15½ cm). 1890sThis original antique lithograph is from The Botanical Magazine by William Curtis. It was made in the 1890s, has original hand colouring and is in very good condition.The Botanical Magazine was one of the first British horticultural journal..
US$50.00
Himalayas9.5 x 6 inches (24 x 15½ cm). 1890sThis original antique lithograph is from The Botanical Magazine by William Curtis. It was made in the 1890s, has original hand colouring and is in very good condition.The Botanical Magazine was one of the first British horticultural journals and was the lo..
US$40.00
Dyckia desmetianaBrazil9.5 x 6 inches (24 x 15½ cm). 1890sThis original antique lithograph is from The Botanical Magazine by William Curtis. It was made in the 1890s, has original hand colouring and is in very good condition.The Botanical Magazine was one of the first British horticultural journals ..
US$70.00
Lobelia surinamensisWest Indies9.5 x 6 inches (24 x 15½ cm). 1790sThis original antique engraving is from The Botanical Magazine by William Curtis. It was made in the 1790s, has original hand colouring and is in very good condition.The Botanical Magazine was one of the first British horticultural jo..
US$40.00
Alium descendensSwitzerland9.5 x 6 inches (24 x 15½ cm). 1790sThis original antique engraving is from The Botanical Magazine by William Curtis. It was made in the 1790s, has original hand colouring and is in very good condition.The Botanical Magazine was one of the first British horticultural journa..
US$40.00
Saxifraga media9.5 x 6 inches (24 x 15½ cm). 1890sThis original antique lithograph is from The Botanical Magazine by William Curtis. It was made in the 1890s, has original hand colouring and is in very good condition.The Botanical Magazine was one of the first British horticultural journals and was ..
US$30.00
Michauxia campanulioidesPortugal9.5 x 6 inches (24 x 15½ cm). 1790sThis original antique engraving is from The Botanical Magazine by William Curtis. It was made in the 1790s, has original hand colouring and is in very good condition.The Botanical Magazine was one of the first British horticultural j..
US$30.00
Ixia bulbocodiumSpain and Italy9.5 x 6 inches (24 x 15½ cm). 1790sThis original antique engraving is from The Botanical Magazine by William Curtis. It was made in the 1790s, has original hand colouring and is in very good condition.The Botanical Magazine was one of the first British horticultural jo..
US$30.00
Trichocentrum tigrinumCentral America9.5 x 6 inches (24 x 15½ cm). 1890sThis original antique lithograph is from The Botanical Magazine by William Curtis. It was made in the 1890s, has original hand colouring and is in very good condition.The Botanical Magazine was one of the first British horticult..
US$70.00
Satyrium coriifoliumSouth Africa9.5 x 6 inches (24 x 15½ cm). 1890sThis original antique lithograph is from The Botanical Magazine by William Curtis. It was made in the 1890s, has original hand colouring and is in very good condition.The Botanical Magazine was one of the first British horticultural ..
US$50.00
Goodenia laevigataAustralia9.5 x 6 inches (24 x 15½ cm). 1790sThis original antique engraving is from The Botanical Magazine by William Curtis. It was made in the 1790s, has original hand colouring and is in very good condition.The Botanical Magazine was one of the first British horticultural journa..
US$40.00
Sternbergia macranthaAsia9.5 x 6 inches (24 x 15½ cm). 1890sThis original antique lithograph is from The Botanical Magazine by William Curtis. It was made in the 1890s, has original hand colouring and is in very good condition.The Botanical Magazine was one of the first British horticultural journal..
US$50.00
Crotalaria longirostrata9.5 x 6 inches (24 x 15½ cm). 1890sThis original antique lithograph is from The Botanical Magazine by William Curtis. It was made in the 1890s, has original hand colouring and is in very good condition.The Botanical Magazine was one of the first British horticultural journals..
US$40.00
Borbonia crenataSouth Africa9.5 x 6 inches (24 x 15½ cm). 1790sThis original antique engraving is from The Botanical Magazine by William Curtis. It was made in the 1790s, has original hand colouring and is in very good condition.The Botanical Magazine was one of the first British horticultural journ..
US$30.00
Cyrthanthus angustifoliusSouth Africa9.5 x 6 inches (24 x 15½ cm). 1790sThis original antique engraving is from The Botanical Magazine by William Curtis. It was made in the 1790s, has original hand colouring and is in very good condition.The Botanical Magazine was one of the first British horticultu..
US$30.00
South Africa9.5 x 6 inches (24 x 15½ cm). 1890sThis original antique lithograph is from The Botanical Magazine by William Curtis. It was made in the 1890s, has original hand colouring and is in very good condition.The Botanical Magazine was one of the first British horticultural journals and was the..
US$50.00
9.5 x 6 inches (24 x 15½ cm). 1890sThis original antique lithograph is from The Botanical Magazine by William Curtis. It was made in the 1890s, has original hand colouring and is in very good condition.The Botanical Magazine was one of the first British horticultural journals and was the longest pub..
US$40.00
Ipomoea quamoclitEast and West Indies9.5 x 6 inches (24 x 15½ cm). 1790sThis original antique engraving is from The Botanical Magazine by William Curtis. It was made in the 1790s, has original hand colouring and is in very good condition.The Botanical Magazine was one of the first British horticultu..
US$40.00
Plumbago roseaIndia9.5 x 6 inches (24 x 15½ cm). 1790sThis original antique engraving is from The Botanical Magazine by William Curtis. It was made in the 1790s, has original hand colouring and is in very good condition.The Botanical Magazine was one of the first British horticultural journals and w..
US$30.00
Hedysarum obscurumEurope9.5 x 6 inches (24 x 15½ cm). 1790sThis original antique engraving is from The Botanical Magazine by William Curtis. It was made in the 1790s, has original hand colouring and is in very good condition.The Botanical Magazine was one of the first British horticultural journals ..
US$30.00
Fumaria cavaGermany9.5 x 6 inches (24 x 15½ cm). 1790sThis original antique engraving is from The Botanical Magazine by William Curtis. It was made in the 1790s, has original hand colouring and is in very good condition.The Botanical Magazine was one of the first British horticultural journals and w..
US$30.00
Apocynum androsaemifoliumUSA9.5 x 6 inches (24 x 15½ cm). 1790sThis original antique engraving is from The Botanical Magazine by William Curtis. It was made in the 1790s, has original hand colouring and is in very good condition.The Botanical Magazine was one of the first British horticultural journ..
US$30.00
Veronica FormosaNew Zealand,Australia9.5 x 6 inches (24 x 15½ cm). 1850sThis original antique engraving is from The Botanical Magazine by William Curtis. It was made in the 1850s, has original hand colouring and is in very good condition.The Botanical Magazine was one of the first British horticultu..
US$50.00
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