Henry Bradbury Antique Nature-Printed Seaweed Prints 1859

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Title Page
BRD290 $35
Title Page
BRD291
SOLD
Title Page
BRD292 $35
Title Page
BRD293
Title Page
BRD294
Title Page
BRD295
Halymenia
BRD311 $35
Calliblepharis
BRD312 $45
Schizymenia
BRD313 $35
Ordonthalia
BRD1t 
SOLD
Rhodymenia
BRD2t
SOLD
Nitophylium
BRD3t $45
Phylysiphonia
BRD4t $35
Rhodomela
BRD5t $45
Plocamium
BRD6t $55
Gelidium
BRD8t $35
Helminthora
BRD9t $45
Rhodomela
BRD11 $35
Delesseria
BRD13t $45
Champia
BRD12t $35
Callithamnion
BRD7t $35
Ahnfeltia
BRD314 $35
Phyllophora
BRD315 $35
Gigartina
BRD316 $35
Helminthocladia
BRD320
SOLD
Lomentaria
BRD319 $39
Furcellaria
BRD321 $45
Gelidium
BRD323 $35
Gelidum
BRD326 $45
Gelidum
BRD325 $35
Ptilota
BRD332
SOLD
Ceramium
BRD333 $35
Chondria
BRD334
SOLD
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Henry Bradbury Antique Nature-Printed Seaweed Prints 1859

We have scoured the print world for this selection of rare prints from “The Nature-Printed British Sea-Weeds” by Bradbury and Evans, published in 1859. These intricately detailed prints were created using the “nature-printed” process developed by the Austrian Alois Auer and perfected by Henry Bradbury. In this unique process a plant is pressed into a plate of soft lead, leaving an impression from which an electrotype is made. The resultant prints are incredibly life like and true to nature, capturing the fine detail of each seaweed without the interpretation of an engraver or artist. They are printed in a range of colors, with three colors sometimes combined on one plate. Each print measures approximately 6 inches wide by 9 ½ inches long. Please note there is foxing in some, as is often found with this work, and which is clearly shown.

A copy of the title page is included with each print.

The beauty of the seaweeds is startling, as it is nature printing at its very pinnacle. On many of the prints, it is possible to feel the raised surface of the inks used. No web scan can completely capture the subtle detail, but the pictures provided are as accurate as possible, so please inspect them carefully.


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