BOTANICAL Vintage Illustration by Edward Lowe. Pteris Areolata, Plate LVII
This beautiful botanical artwork was discovered within the most comprehensive world wide guide to ferns by renowned botanist; Edward Joseph Lowe (1825-1900). Born in Nottinghamshire, published on grasses and ferns and was also an authority on atmospheric phenomena. The first edition was published 1856-60 and serves as a monument to the Victorian passion for ferns illustrated by over 500 colour plates.