Artists in Edwards’s Botanical Register

Edwards’s Botanical Register was a serial publication consisting of 19 volumes, plus an appendix that ran from 1829-1847 and was edited by John Lindley (1799–1865). This series was preceded by The Botanical Register, which was started and edited by Sydenham Teast Edwards (1768-1819) and ran from 1815-1828 for a total of 14 volumes.

Volumes 15 through 32 of Edwards’s Botanical Register have hundreds of beautiful illustrations that were printed from copper engravings; volume 33’s illustrations were produced from lithographs and hand-colored. Along with several others, both Lindley and Edwards produced illustrations for this series.

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Curtis’s Botanical Magazine, Vol. 75 (1849)

Volume 75 of Curtis’s Botanical Magazine was published in 1849 and edited by Sir William Jackson Hooker. Walter Hood Fitch created the beautiful botanical SciArt for this issue.

Orchids (Sobralia macrantha) by Walter Hood Fitch for Vol. 75 of Curtis’s Botanical Magazine.
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Arabische Korallen

Arabische Korallen (1876) by Ernst Haeckel is one of his lesser known publications. Written in German, this book blends scientific explorations of Red Sea coral and travel observations and anecdotes about life in Egypt.

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Frontispiece from Arabische Korallen. Inclusion of decorative title pages like this one was a common practice in historical natural history publications.

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