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  • Hobart Botanical Gardens -1840 Jardin Botanique D’Hobart-Town – Original Lithograph from the Voyage of Dumont d”Urville

    Hobart Botanical Gardens -1840 Jardin Botanique D’Hobart-Town – Original Lithograph from the Voyage of Dumont d”Urville

    An original lithograph from a drawing by Louis Le Breton (1818-1866) published as part of the great “Atlas Pittoresque” to accompany “Voyage au Pole Sud et dans l’Oceanie sur les corvettes l’Astrolabe et la Zelee … sous commandement de M.J. Dumont d’Urville”.

    A detailed view of the botanical gardens looking back to the river Derwent with the French vessel at anchor sails furled. Teo typical Derwent river yachts of the era in sail.

    Lithographed by P Blanchard on sturdy paper – 25 x 22cm to the edge of the image with very wide margin. Some handling and age marks in the wide margin, none on the lithograph itself – overall good condition. A scarce Hobart image.

    Price $240.00 unframed – rare

    Well executed image from the voyage of Dumont d’Urville.

    $240.00

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  • Prints and Print Makers of Australia (1788-1850) – the Antipodes Observed – Cedric Flower.

    Prints and Print Makers of Australia (1788-1850) – the Antipodes Observed – Cedric Flower.

    This is the hard back version of the very good compilation of key prints and their makers in the years up to 1850. Published by MacMillan, Melbourne in 1975. Landscape quarto, 139 pages heavily illustrated, obviously! Pretty good condition in a complete protected dust jacket.

    And what an extraordinary record they are … where would we be with only the narrative? Every State and subject is covered selecting the very best items.

    The images that go with the story!

    $40.00

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  • Forest Pimelea (Australian) – Sarah Drake – 1833

    Forest Pimelea (Australian) – Sarah Drake – 1833

    Forest Pimelea “Pimelea sylvestris” (1833) by Sarah Drake.

    A native of the southern coast of New Holland, where it was originally found by Dr. Brown, and more recently by Mr. Baxter. A hardy and very pretty greenhouse shrub, easily increased by cuttings.

    Price unframed … if you wish a framing suggestion please enquire

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    $120.00

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  • Clammy Anthocercis – Sarah Drake – 1833

    Clammy Anthocercis – Sarah Drake – 1833

    Clammy Anthocercis “Anthocercis viscosa” (1833) by Sarah Drake.

    Original hand coloured engraving … beautifully executed

    A native of the southern coast of New Holland, where it was first found by Dr. Brown. It is a handsome shrub, with dark green neat leaves.

    Price unframed … if you wish a framing suggestion please enquire

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    $90.00

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  • Long-stalked Pimelea – Sarah Drake – 1833

    Long-stalked Pimelea – Sarah Drake – 1833

    Long-stalked Pimelea “Pimelea hispida” (1833) by Sarah Drake.

    Original hand coloured engraving in fine condition … beautifully executed … very fine work.

    A beautiful little shrub, native of the south-west coast of New Holland, where it was originally discovered by Dr. Brown.

    Price unframed … if you wish a framing suggestion please enquire

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    $90.00

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