The Oblique-Leaved Begonia.
London. Published July 1, 1800 by Dr. Thornton.
Coloured aquatint with stipple and line. Plate 509 x 382mm. 20 x 15". Fine.
'Begonia nitidia', introduced from Jamaica by Sir Joseph Banks, the botanist on Cook's first circumnaviation. Published in Thornton's 'Temple of Flora', the first series of flower prints to show the plant within a habitat.
Dunthorne: p. 248, state ii of iii.
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