Botanical Prints - Economic Botany (1853)
Botanical Prints
from Economic Botany
(England, 1853)
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These unique hand-colored prints portray plants with an emphasis on their botanical and commercial characteristics (hence the term "economic botany").

The plants shown on the plates are identified for use in for food, clothing, tanning, dyeing, building, medicine, perfumery among other applications.

As noted in the preface to this series "It will appear strange to many when they hear for the first time that no popular work has yet appeared devoted exclusively to the commercial properties of the vegetable kingdom".

Price per print: Print Only:  As shown
Matting Charge:  $15
Framing & Matting Charge:  $85
Dimensions: Print Only:  4-1/2 x 6 inches
Matted:  9 x 12 inches
Type of print: Original hand-colored lithograph
Year: 1853

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Pepper (No. 11420002)
Plate 2
Maize, Pepper, Clove

Nutmeg (No. 11420003)
Plate 3
Nutmeg, Ginger, Cinnamon
Pomegranate (No. 11420004)
Plate 4
Olive, Guava,
Fig (No. 11420005)
Plate 5
Litchi, Fig, Pistachio Nut
Almond (No. 11420006)
Plate 6
Brazil Nut, Cashew,

Cotton (No. 11420007)
Plate 7
Cotton, Flax, Hemp

Palm (No. 11420008)
Plate 8
Palm Trees
Palm (No. 11420009)
Plate 9
Palm Trees
Ivory Nut (No. 11420010)
Plate 10
Vegetable Ivory Palm and Nut,
Coquilla Nut
Turmeric (No. 11420011)
Plate 11
Arrow Root, Turmeric

Camata (No. 11420012)
Plate 12
Divi-divi, Camata, Camatina

Turmeric (No. 11420013)
Plate 13
Persian Yellow Berries,
Turmeric, Gall
Safflower (No. 11420014)
Plate 14
Safflower, Indigo,
Camboge Tree
Sumach (No. 11420015)
Plate 15
Logwood Tree, Sumach,
Fustic Tree
Iris (No. 11420016)
Plate 16
Cardamom, Iris,
Camphor Tree

Liquorice (No. 11420017)
Plate 17
Senna Shrub,

Peruvian Bark Tree, Liquorice
Rubber Plant (No. 11420018)
Plate 18
Gum, India Rubber Plant,
Gutta Percha Plant
Balsam (No. 11420019)
Plate 19
Turpentine Tree,
Canada Balsam, Juniper
Mahogany Tree (No. 11420020)
Plate 20
Mahogany Tree, Gum Tree,
Ebony Tree