Antique Seaweed Prints - James Sowerby
Seaweed Prints from
James Sowerby's English Botany
(England, 1795-1812)
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Background:

The hand-colored Seaweed prints shown here are from James Sowerby's extensive series on English Botany.  While many people are familiar with his botanical prints featuring plants found in the garden, his series also included those plants known as Cryptogams. Cryptogams are flowerless plants that propagate by spores such as ferns, algae, lichens, mosses and seaweed.


The engraved prints of Seaweed and Algae featured on this page are from the First Edition of English Botany and date to the late 1700s and early 1800s.

Sowerby (1757-1822) was one of the best known English naturalist's and illustrators of his time.  Receiving his education at the Royal Academy, he was the patriarch of a family that included sons John and George, established natural history artists in their own right.

 

Price per print: Print Only:  $35
Matting Charge:  $20
Framing & Matting Charge:  $100
Dimensions: Print Only:  5 x 8 inches
Matted:  11 x 14 inches
Type of print: Original hand-colored engraving
Year: 1795-1812
Other details: Includes original pages of accompanying text

Click on any image to see an enlargement of the print


Seaweed Print (No. 10230263)
Plate 263
Pellucid Laver
(1795)
Seaweed Print (No. 10230640)
Plate 640
Saltwort Fucus
(1799)
Seaweed Print (No. 10230642)
Plate 642
Pipe Laver
(1799)
Seaweed Print (No. 10230689)
Plate 689
Frog-spawn Conserva
(1800)

Seaweed Print (No. 10230711)
Plate 711
Oval-leaved Fucus
(1800)
Seaweed Print (No. 10230712)
Plate 712
Downy Fucus
(1800)
Seaweed Print (No. 10230908)
Plate 908
Grape-seed Fucus
(1801)
Seaweed Print (No. 10231041)
Plate 1041
Red dock-leaved Fucus
(1802)
SOLD

Seaweed Print (No. 10231042)
Plate 1042
Pine Fucus
(1802)
Seaweed Print (No. 10231055)
Plate 1055
Scarlet Conserva
(1802)
Seaweed Print (No. 10231067)
Plate 1067
Endive-leaved Fucus
(1802)
Seaweed Print (No. 10231069)
Plate 1069
Ciliated Fucus
(1802)
SOLD

Seaweed Print (No. 10231080)
Plate 1080
Red Norway Fucus
(1802)
Seaweed Print (No. 10231740)
Plate 1740
Changeable Gelatinous Conserva
(1807)
Seaweed Print (No. 10231743)
Plate 1743
Brown Fucus-like Conserva
(1807)
SOLD
Seaweed Print (No. 10231837)
Plate 1837
Winged Crimson Fucus
(1808)

Seaweed Print (No. 10232319)
Plate 2319
Small-podded Conserva
(1811)
Seaweed Print (No. 10232351)
Plate 2351
Granular Olive Conserva
(1811)
Seaweed Print (No. 10232364)
Plate 2364
Capillary Cross-jointed Conserva
(1811)
Seaweed Print (No. 10232365)
Plate 2365
Pitcher-fruited Compound Conserva
(1811)

Seaweed Print (No. 10232375)
Plate 2375
Feathered Laver
(1812)
Seaweed Print (No. 10232427)
Plate 2427
Scattered Spongy Conserva
(1812)
Seaweed Print (No. 10232428)
Plate 2428
Ciliated Forcipated Conserva
(1812)
Seaweed Print (No. 10232429)
Plate 2429
Long-pointed Conserva
(1812)