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A Monograph on the Genus Camellia

Illustrated by Clara Maria Pope (English, about 1768–1838), Engraved by Weddell (English, active 1816–1819), Engraved by John Girtin (English, 19th century), Author Samuel Curtis (English, 1779–1860), Publisher J. & A. Arch (English, 19th century)

Place of Publication: London, England

Catalogue Raisonné

Dunthorne 085; Nissen 437


Overall (portfolio): 72 x 64 x 1.5 cm (28 3/8 x 25 3/16 x 9/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Portfolio with five hand-colored aquatints, two engraved texts, four leaves of letterpress, and cover

Not On View


Europe, Prints and Drawings



(London: J. & A. Arch, 1819) Large folio, unbound; engraved title and dedication, 8 pp., plus 5 plates; original publisher’s portfolio: half black morocco, marbled paper boards with printed label.

Botanical illustrations.

London: J. & A. Arch, 1819


Pen and brown ink inscription on upper cover label: "Presented by Robert Barclay, Esq: F. [H.?] S., December 18th, 1821"; Katharine Lane Weems, by whom bequeathed to MFA, November 29, 1989.

Credit Line

Bequest of Katharine Lane Weems