Amazing, I just bumped into this on-line exhibit at the USDA National Agricultural Library with botanical illustrations from the Curtis Botanical Magazine, worth a look ! Many of your herbal favorites are captured in beautiful colour illustrations.
First published in 1787 as the “The Botanical Magazine” by William Curtis it continues to be published as ” Curtis’s Botanical Magazine” by the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
Searching for more information, I found the subscription information page for the current issues and a collection of 54 back issues on a DVD at Ebay. You may also purchase articles from the Wiley Library Online for the issues from 1984 t0 2015.
|I could not find anything specifically to do with the Curtis’s Botanical at the The Vancouver Island Regional Library, however this book looks really interesting, The golden age of flowers : botanical illustration in the age of discovery 1600-1800 / Celia Fisher and hey ! if you would like a new project that will get you out into the garden more often, this book (also at VIRL ) might be the one……. Botanical illustration course.
Finally, probably the first place I should of looked….. Pinterest