C1813

Banksia Dryandra Longifolia

Artist:

Sydenham Edwards (1768 - 1819)

This beautiful Banksia was known as Dryandra longifolia until 2007, when all Dryandra species were transferred to Banksia by Austin Mast and Kevin Thiele. As the name Banksia longifolia had already been published as a nomen nudum, Mast and Thiele … Read Full Description

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S/N: CBMA-381582-BOT-AA–196391
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Full Title:

Banksia Dryandra Longifolia

Date:

C1813

Artist:

Sydenham Edwards (1768 - 1819)

Condition:

In good condition with folds as issued.

Technique:

Copper engraving with original hand colouring

Image Size: 

245mm 
x 210mm
AUTHENTICITY
Banksia Dryandra Longifolia - Antique Print from 1813

Genuine antique
dated:

1813

Description:

This beautiful Banksia was known as Dryandra longifolia until 2007, when all Dryandra species were transferred to Banksia by Austin Mast and Kevin Thiele.

As the name Banksia longifolia had already been published as a nomen nudum, Mast and Thiele were forced to choose a new specific epithet; their choice, “prolata”, is from the Latin prolatus (“elongate”), in reference to the long, narrow leaves already described by longifolia.

Binomial name: Banksia prolata (syn. Dryandra longifolia)
Distribution: WA south west

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Artist:

Sydneham Edwards (1768-1819)

Initially worked for Curtis’s Botanical Magzine, until a dispute with the publishers when he started his own rival magazine The Botanical Register.

He was born in Monmouthshire, a from an early age demonstrated a precocious talent for drawing and when only 11 years old had copied plates from Flora Londinensis. A friend of William Curtis, the publisher visited the Edwards and recommended the boy to Curtis. Curtis proceeded to have Edwards trained in both botany and botanical illustration. Edwards was a prolific talent and between 1787 and 1815 he produced over 1,700 watercolours for Curtis’s Botanical Magazine. He established The Botanical Register  in 1815 after a disagreement with John Sims, Curtis’s editor.

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