Digital Library of the Week: Curtis Botanical Images

Enjoying the spring weather? Then check out Curtis Botanical Images for some beautiful flower illustrations!

Here's one of my favorites, the Crested Iris

Here's one of my favorites, the Crested Iris

Curtis’s Botanical Magazine is a gardening magazine started in the eighteenth century by William Curtis. Though there have been many owners and illustrators over the centuries, Curtis Botanical Magazine is still published today. Sydenham Edwards illustrated the magazine pages found in this database. Full-page colored drawings of various plants have an accompanying page of text describing the plant classification.

This digital collection is available through the University of Iowa Libraries. Each high-resolution .jpg includes information on the plant, the publication date, and the illustrator. If you like botany, search for one of these subjects in our catalog to find books with more great images!

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