Botanical Roxburgh  .


William Roxburgh 'Plants of Coromandel Coast'

William Roxburgh (1751-1815)

William Roxburgh was a botanist who significantly advanced the study of Indian Flora through his works. He was educated at the University of Edinburgh, where he studied medicine and botany. He obtained the post of surgeons assistant with the East Indian Corp. In India, he joined the Madras Medical Service and was posted in the Indian hill station of Samulcotta where he was able to study the local plants. Roxburgh was later appointed Superintendent of the Calcutta Botanic Garden (1793-1813), during which time he was able to produce colored drawings which were subsequently used to illustrate his important books on the flora of India.. Drawn and printed from about 1790 onwards, copies were regularly sent to the East India Company, and under the direction of Sir Joseph Banks, who published 300 of Roxburgh's drawings and descriptions as 'Plants of the Coast of Coromandel' . There were three volumes, each issued in four parts. The first part appeared in 1795 and the last some 25 years later most of these being sold with original hand colour . The books were expensive, as the plates were very large, and sales never covered the cost of production. About 700 of Roxburgh's drawings have ever been published - the original 300 in the Plants of the Coromandel Coast and around 400 in Wight's Icones Plantarum Indiae Orientalis (1838-53), which appear as uncoloured copies from Roxburgh drawings and marked 'Roxburghianae'. Some duplicate the Coromandel plates, but most are original. These are odd they are uncoloured  but still full folio sized and possibly the earlier imprint

Dimensions and printer  was London: George Nicol, 1795-1819 [-1820]. Image Size    530mm × 385mm. Sheet size: 59 x 47cm.  with the later edition smaller hence my confusion

Pics done to accentuate flaws all paper is clean whole page with huge margins to either keep original or get tinted for more than one discouts as size  = expensive postage



Getonia Floribunda
Antique large folio etching with engraving   presumed published 1795-1819 by George Nichol, London for "Plants of the Coast of Coromandel, selected from drawings and descriptions presented to the Hon. Court of Directors of the East India Company ..."  drawn by William Roxburgh. Engraved after Indian Artists.  One of the most important works on Indian Flora. Fine rag paper full page no defects untinted Image Size   530mm × 385mm. Sheet size: 59 x 47cm. £85 inc delivery cheaper collected or quantity These are from Volume 1




  Limonia crenulata

Antique large folio etching with engraving   presumed published 1795-1819 by George Nichol, London for "Plants of the Coast of Coromandel, selected from drawings and descriptions presented to the Hon. Court of Directors of the East India Company ..."  drawn by William Roxburgh. Engraved after Indian Artists.  One of the most important works on Indian Flora. Fine rag paper full page no defects untinted Image Size   530mm × 385mm. Sheet size: 59 x 47cm. £85 inc delivery cheaper collected or quantity These are from Volume 1



Dillenia pentagyna

Antique large folio etching with engraving   presumed published 1795-1819 by George Nichol, London for "Plants of the Coast of Coromandel, selected from drawings and descriptions presented to the Hon. Court of Directors of the East India Company ..."  drawn by William Roxburgh. Engraved after Indian Artists.  One of the most important works on Indian Flora. Fine rag paper full page dent in top untinted Image Size   530mm × 385mm. Sheet size: 59 x 47cm. £85 inc delivery cheaper collected or quantity These are from Volume 1



Molinaea canescens

Antique large folio etching with engraving   presumed published 1795-1819 by George Nichol, London for "Plants of the Coast of Coromandel, selected from drawings and descriptions presented to the Hon. Court of Directors of the East India Company ..."  drawn by William Roxburgh. Engraved after Indian Artists.  One of the most important works on Indian Flora. Fine rag paper full page no defects untinted Image Size   530mm × 385mm. Sheet size: 59 x 47cm. £85 inc delivery cheaper collected or quantity These are from Volume 1



Eulophia epidendraea / Limodorum virens Antique large folio etching with engraving   presumed published 1795-1819 by George Nichol, London for "Plants of the Coast of Coromandel, selected from drawings and descriptions presented to the Hon. Court of Directors of the East India Company ..."  drawn by William Roxburgh. Engraved after Indian Artists.  One of the most important works on Indian Flora. Fine rag paper full page no defects untinted Image Size   530mm × 385mm. Sheet size: 59 x 47cm. £85 inc delivery cheaper collected or quantity These are from Volume 1 Condition burn mark to page edge no near image



Pandanus odorifer / Pandanus odoratissimus Antique large folio etching with engraving   presumed published 1795-1819 by George Nichol, London for "Plants of the Coast of Coromandel, selected from drawings and descriptions presented to the Hon. Court of Directors of the East India Company ..."  drawn by William Roxburgh. Engraved after Indian Artists.  One of the most important works on Indian Flora. Fine rag paper full page no defects untinted Image Size   530mm × 385mm. Sheet size: 59 x 47cm. £85 inc delivery cheaper collected or quantity These are from Volume 1 Condition ; Mark top left not foxing..mucky



Geodorum pallidum / Limodorum nutans Antique large folio etching with engraving   presumed published 1795-1819 by George Nichol, London for "Plants of the Coast of Coromandel, selected from drawings and descriptions presented to the Hon. Court of Directors of the East India Company ..."  drawn by William Roxburgh. Engraved after Indian Artists.  One of the most important works on Indian Flora. Fine rag paper full page no defects untinted Image Size   530mm × 385mm. Sheet size: 59 x 47cm. £85 inc delivery cheaper collected or quantity These are from Volume 1



Diospyros malabarica / Embryopteris glutinifera Antique large folio etching with engraving   presumed published 1795-1819 by George Nichol, London for "Plants of the Coast of Coromandel, selected from drawings and descriptions presented to the Hon. Court of Directors of the East India Company ..."  drawn by William Roxburgh. Engraved after Indian Artists.  One of the most important works on Indian Flora. Fine rag paper full page no defects untinted Image Size   530mm × 385mm. Sheet size: 59 x 47cm. £85 inc delivery cheaper collected or quantity These are from Volume 1



Semecarpus anacardium Antique large folio etching with engraving   presumed published 1795-1819 by George Nichol, London for "Plants of the Coast of Coromandel, selected from drawings and descriptions presented to the Hon. Court of Directors of the East India Company ..."  drawn by William Roxburgh. Engraved after Indian Artists.  One of the most important works on Indian Flora. Fine rag paper full page no defects untinted Image Size   530mm × 385mm. Sheet size: 59 x 47cm. £55 inc delivery cheaper collected or quantity These are from Volume 1 Condition, burnt page edged, soiling mark in image



Ardisia solanacea Antique large folio etching with engraving   presumed published 1795-1819 by George Nichol, London for "Plants of the Coast of Coromandel, selected from drawings and descriptions presented to the Hon. Court of Directors of the East India Company ..."  drawn by William Roxburgh. Engraved after Indian Artists.  One of the most important works on Indian Flora. Fine rag paper full page no defects untinted Image Size   530mm × 385mm. Sheet size: 59 x 47cm. £85 inc delivery cheaper collected or quantity These are from Volume 1


Gaertnera racemosa Antique large folio etching with engraving   presumed published 1795-1819 by George Nichol, London for "Plants of the Coast of Coromandel, selected from drawings and descriptions presented to the Hon. Court of Directors of the East India Company ..."  drawn by William Roxburgh. Engraved after Indian Artists.  One of the most important works on Indian Flora. Fine rag paper full page no defects untinted Image Size   530mm × 385mm. Sheet size: 59 x 47cm. £85 inc delivery cheaper collected or quantity These are from Volume 1



Combretum album / Combretum decandrum
Antique large folio etching with engraving   presumed published 1795-1819 by George Nichol, London for "Plants of the Coast of Coromandel, selected from drawings and descriptions presented to the Hon. Court of Directors of the East India Company ..."  drawn by William Roxburgh. Engraved after Indian Artists.  One of the most important works on Indian Flora. Fine rag paper full page no defects untinted Image Size   530mm × 385mm. Sheet size: 59 x 47cm. £85 inc delivery cheaper collected or quantity These are from Volume 1




Strychnos nux-vomica

Antique large folio etching with engraving   presumed published 1795-1819 by George Nichol, London for "Plants of the Coast of Coromandel, selected from drawings and descriptions presented to the Hon. Court of Directors of the East India Company ..."  drawn by William Roxburgh. Engraved after Indian Artists.  One of the most important works on Indian Flora. Fine rag paper full page no defects untinted Image Size   530mm × 385mm. Sheet size: 59 x 47cm. £35 inc delivery cheaper collected or quantity These are from Volume 1 Condition 2 x stains ( ink possible top left)




Madhuca longifolia / Bassia latifolia

Antique large folio etching with engraving   presumed published 1795-1819 by George Nichol, London for "Plants of the Coast of Coromandel, selected from drawings and descriptions presented to the Hon. Court of Directors of the East India Company ..."  drawn by William Roxburgh. Engraved after Indian Artists.  One of the most important works on Indian Flora. Fine rag paper full page no defects untinted Image Size   530mm × 385mm. Sheet size: 59 x 47cm. £55 inc delivery cheaper collected or quantity These are from Volume 1 Condition mucky page... surface soiling



Haldina cordifolia / Nauclea cordifolia Antique large folio etching with engraving   presumed published 1795-1819 by George Nichol, London for "Plants of the Coast of Coromandel, selected from drawings and descriptions presented to the Hon. Court of Directors of the East India Company ..."  drawn by William Roxburgh. Engraved after Indian Artists.  One of the most important works on Indian Flora. Fine rag paper full page no defects untinted Image Size   530mm × 385mm. Sheet size: 59 x 47cm. £35 inc delivery cheaper collected or quantity These are from Volume 1 Condition 2 x edge tears to image... cheap eye cnady for an office or hotel




Neonauclea purpurea / Nauclea purpurea Antique large folio etching with engraving   presumed published 1795-1819 by George Nichol, London for "Plants of the Coast of Coromandel, selected from drawings and descriptions presented to the Hon. Court of Directors of the East India Company ..."  drawn by William Roxburgh. Engraved after Indian Artists.  One of the most important works on Indian Flora. Fine rag paper full page no defects untinted Image Size   530mm × 385mm. Sheet size: 59 x 47cm. £85 inc delivery cheaper collected or quantity These are from Volume 1 . . . sorry script too big





Strychnos potatorum
Antique large folio etching with engraving   presumed published 1795-1819 by George Nichol, London for "Plants of the Coast of Coromandel, selected from drawings and descriptions presented to the Hon. Court of Directors of the East India Company ..."  drawn by William Roxburgh. Engraved after Indian Artists.  One of the most important works on Indian Flora. Fine rag paper full page no defects untinted Image Size   530mm × 385mm. Sheet size: 59 x 47cm. £85 inc delivery cheaper collected or quantity These are from Volume 1



Murraya koenigii / Bergera koenigii
Antique large folio etching with engraving   presumed published 1795-1819 by George Nichol, London for "Plants of the Coast of Coromandel, selected from drawings and descriptions presented to the Hon. Court of Directors of the East India Company ..."  drawn by William Roxburgh. Engraved after Indian Artists.  One of the most important works on Indian Flora. Fine rag paper full page no defects untinted Image Size   530mm × 385mm. Sheet size: 59 x 47cm. £85 inc delivery cheaper collected or quantity These are from Volume 2




Triopteris indica
Antique large folio etching with engraving   presumed published 1795-1819 by George Nichol, London for "Plants of the Coast of Coromandel, selected from drawings and descriptions presented to the Hon. Court of Directors of the East India Company ..."  drawn by William Roxburgh. Engraved after Indian Artists.  One of the most important works on Indian Flora. Fine rag paper full page no defects untinted Image Size   530mm × 385mm. Sheet size: 59 x 47cm. £85 inc delivery cheaper collected or quantity These are from Volume 2



Terminalia belerica
Antique large folio etching with engraving   presumed published 1795-1819 by George Nichol, London for "Plants of the Coast of Coromandel, selected from drawings and descriptions presented to the Hon. Court of Directors of the East India Company ..."  drawn by William Roxburgh. Engraved after Indian Artists.  One of the most important works on Indian Flora. Fine rag paper full page no defects untinted Image Size   530mm × 385mm. Sheet size: 59 x 47cm. £85 inc delivery cheaper collected or quantity These are from Volume 2



Chlorophytum tuberosum / Anthericum tuberosum
Antique large folio etching with engraving   presumed published 1795-1819 by George Nichol, London for "Plants of the Coast of Coromandel, selected from drawings and descriptions presented to the Hon. Court of Directors of the East India Company ..."  drawn by William Roxburgh. Engraved after Indian Artists.  One of the most important works on Indian Flora. Fine rag paper full page no defects untinted Image Size   530mm × 385mm. Sheet size: 59 x 47cm. £85 inc delivery cheaper collected or quantity These are from Volume 2



Gardenia latifolia
Antique large folio etching with engraving   presumed published 1795-1819 by George Nichol, London for "Plants of the Coast of Coromandel, selected from drawings and descriptions presented to the Hon. Court of Directors of the East India Company ..."  drawn by William Roxburgh. Engraved after Indian Artists.  One of the most important works on Indian Flora. Fine rag paper full page no defects untinted Image Size   530mm × 385mm. Sheet size: 59 x 47cm. £85 inc delivery cheaper collected or quantity These are from Volume 2



Schrebera swietenioides
Antique large folio etching with engraving   presumed published 1795-1819 by George Nichol, London for "Plants of the Coast of Coromandel, selected from drawings and descriptions presented to the Hon. Court of Directors of the East India Company ..."  drawn by William Roxburgh. Engraved after Indian Artists.  One of the most important works on Indian Flora. Fine rag paper full page no defects untinted Image Size   530mm × 385mm. Sheet size: 59 x 47cm. £85 inc delivery cheaper collected or quantity These are from Volume 2



Curcuma montana

Antique large folio etching with engraving   presumed published 1795-1819 by George Nichol, London for "Plants of the Coast of Coromandel, selected from drawings and descriptions presented to the Hon. Court of Directors of the East India Company ..."  drawn by William Roxburgh. Engraved after Indian Artists.  One of the most important works on Indian Flora. Fine rag paper full page no defects untinted Image Size   530mm × 385mm. Sheet size: 59 x 47cm. £85 inc delivery cheaper collected or quantity These are from Volume 2



Swietenia febrifuga

Antique large folio etching with engraving   presumed published 1795-1819 by George Nichol, London for "Plants of the Coast of Coromandel, selected from drawings and descriptions presented to the Hon. Court of Directors of the East India Company ..."  drawn by William Roxburgh. Engraved after Indian Artists.  One of the most important works on Indian Flora. Fine rag paper full page no defects untinted Image Size   530mm × 385mm. Sheet size: 59 x 47cm. £85 inc delivery cheaper collected or quantity These are from Volume 2




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