C1798

Banksia Incognita

Artist:

Rare c.19th engraving of the Honeysuckle named because of the spikes of flowers which are often full of honey, published 29th December 1798. Found in Tasmania, Victoria and New South Wales, is one of the four original Banksia species collected … Read Full Description

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Full Title:

Banksia Incognita

Date:

C1798

Artist:

Condition:

In good condition.

Technique:

Copper engraving with original hand colouring.

Image Size: 

85mm 
x 115mm

Paper Size: 

90mm 
x 150mm
AUTHENTICITY
Banksia Incognita - Antique Print from 1798

Genuine antique
dated:

1798

Description:

Rare c.19th engraving of the Honeysuckle named because of the spikes of flowers which are often full of honey, published 29th December 1798.

Found in Tasmania, Victoria and New South Wales, is one of the four original Banksia species collected by Sir Joseph Banks in 1770 on Cook’s first voyage.

The source of this illustration as noted by the publisher;
Of these botanical productions, and other rare objects of natural history, by the friendship of a gentleman in an official department, who was for many years resident, we possess a very valuable collection of original drawings, executed with admirable accuracy and taste.

References:
George, A. Capturing Flora / 300 Years of Australian Botanical Art. Ballarat 2013 p.42 ill. p.44.

Collections:
National Library Australia: Bib ID 3202841

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