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Rotala mexicana

Rotala mexicana
drawn 1770; painted 1773; printed 1981
plate 130 from Banks’ Florilegium, part VI: Australia

colour engraving and etching (à la poupée) with hand-colouring
10.0 × 9.5 cm irreg. (image) 45.9 × 29.7 cm (plate) 71.5 × 55.8 cm (sheet)
ed. 26/100
printed by Michael Humble and Edward Egerton-Williams, London; published by Alecto Historical Editions in association with The British Museum (Natural History)
embossed and inscribed in pencil l.l.: BANKS’ FLORILEGIUM / PLATE No. 130 EDITION No. 26/100
embossed and inscribed in pencil l.r.: MH (in an oval) (dragon rampant) AHE (monogram) BM (banksia flower) (NH) ©1981
printed in ink (on mount) l.l.: S. Parkinson del.1770 / J. F. Miller pinx.1773
printed in ink (on mount) l.c.: PLATE 130 / ROTALA MEXICANA Schlechtendal & Chamisso / Ortegioides decussata / Endeavour River, Australia / 17 June–4 August 1770
printed in ink (on mount) l.r.: W. Tringham sculps.
Accession Number
International Prints / International Prints and Drawings
Credit Line
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Presented by Rio Tinto Limited through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program, 2013
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Gallery location
Not on display