C1842

Waratah – Telopea Speciosissima. (Most Shewy Telopea)

Artist:

Miss S. Maund (1790 - 1863)

Common names Waratah or New South Wales Waratah Modern binomial name Telopea speciosissima First scientific description 1810 Robert Brown   The Waratah was first described by botanist James Edward Smith in A Specimen of the Botany of New Holland, 1793 from “very fine dried … Read Full Description

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Full Title:

Waratah – Telopea Speciosissima. (Most Shewy Telopea)

Date:

C1842

Artist:

Miss S. Maund (1790 - 1863)

Condition:

In good condition.

Technique:

Copper engraving with original hand colouring

Image Size: 

135mm 
x 180mm

Frame Size: 

420mm 
x 470mm
AUTHENTICITY
Waratah - Telopea Speciosissima. (Most Shewy Telopea) - Antique Print from 1842

Genuine antique
dated:

1842

Description:

Common names Waratah or New South Wales Waratah

Modern binomial name Telopea speciosissima

First scientific description 1810 Robert Brown  

The Waratah was first described by botanist James Edward Smith in A Specimen of the Botany of New Holland, 1793 from “very fine dried specimens sent by Mr. White’. He gave the species its original binomial name of Embothrium speciosissimum. Robert Brown suggested the genus Telopea for it in 1809, which was published in 1810.

Distribution NSW

From Benjamin Maund’s, The Botanist

References Great Flower Books p.160

Biography:

Benjamin Maund (1790–1863)

Maund was a British pharmacist, botanist, printer, bookseller, fellow of the Linnean Society (1827) and publisher. Starting in 1825, Maund produced The Botanic Garden as series of  ornamental flowering plants cultivated in the Royal Gardens. Many of the illustrations were made by his two daughters, Miss Maund (the eldest) and S. Maund of which nothing known of their background.

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