Anna Atkins: Cystoseira Fibrosa Matted Print

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Anna Atkins: Cystoseira Fibrosa Matted Print
Anna Atkins: Cystoseira Fibrosa Matted Print

Created by Victorian botanist and photographer Anna Atkins using a cyanotype (blueprint), this image of cystoseira fibrosa—a type of seaweed—highlights the intricate beauty of the plant. This image comes from NYPL’s Spencer Collection. 

The New York Public Library preserves much of the original work of Anna Atkins, one of the first female photographers, including an edition of her groundbreaking book Photographs of British Algae: Cyanotype Impressions. Explore her unique photographs through our digital collections.

The New York Public Library's collections contain millions of prints, photographs, maps, objects, manuscripts, and posters. Many of the items in our vast archives are accessible online - learn more at digitalcollections.nypl.org.


Made in: USA

Product: Print - Cystoseira fibrosa (1843)

Material: Paper

Collection: Photographs of British algae: cyanotype impressions.

Artist: Anna Atkins

Dim: 14'' x 11''

Item Number: 419703

Anna Atkins: Cystoseira Fibrosa Matted Print
Anna Atkins: Cystoseira Fibrosa Matted Print