Antique Botanical Prints - The Botanical Register
Antique Botanical Prints
from The Botanical Register
(England, 1816-1832)
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This series of hand colored botanical prints date from 1816 to 1832 and appeared in issues of The Botanical Register: Consisting of Coloured Figures of Exotic Plants, Cultivated in British GardensThe Botanical Register was founded by Sydenham Edwards (1768-1819) in 1815 to promote an understanding of ornamental flowers cultivated in British gardens, though originally found in overseas countries.
  It was published through 1847.

Sydenham Edwards had been one of the original botanical artists for Curtis's Botanical Magazine, completing over 1700 botanical watercolors before founding The Botanical Register following a disagreement with Curtis's publisher.  Edwards completed many of the illustrations that appeared in his magazine until his death in 1819.   Many of the botanical prints on this page are based on his work.  After that, and until the magazine ceased publication in 1847, the illustrations were done by other established botanical artists of the day including M. Hart, John Lindley, Mrs. Withers and Miss S. A. Drake.

The botanical prints shown on this page are referred to as "double page" plates as they were twice the size of the standard page in issues of The Botanical Register.  To accomodate inclusion in the magazine each print has a minor fold in the middle.

Price per print: Print Only:  As shown
Matting Charge:  $40
Framing & Matting Charge:  $175
Dimensions: Print Only:  10-1/2 x 9-1/2 inches
Matted:  14 x 16 inches
Type of print: Original hand-colored copper engraving
Year: 1816-1832
Other details: Includes original page of accompanying text

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Canna Print (No. 10080206)
Plate 206
Tall Indian Reed

Canna gigantea
Amaryllis Print (No. 10080546)
Plate 546
Black River Amaryllis

Amaryllis longifolia
Amaryllis Print (No. 10080552)
Plate 552
Lesser Purple-flowered Amaryllis

Amaryllis purpurea

Melastoma Print (No. 10080671)
Plate 671
Commerson's Melastoma

Melastoma granulosa
Garlandflower Print (No. 10080774)
Plate 774
Mr. Gardner's Garland-flower

Hedychium gardnerianum
Arum Print (No. 10081017)
Plate 1017
Purple-flowered Arum
Arum venosum

Brazilian Pine Print (No. 10081081)
Plate 1081
Scarlet-leaved Brazilian Pine

Ananassa bracteata
Jacarnda Print (No. 10081103)
Plate 1103
Downy Jacaranda

Jacaranda tomentosa
Air-Plant Print (No. 10081131)
Plate 1131
Orchid - Scarlet Air-Plant

Renanathera coccinea

Cattleya Print (No. 10081172)
Plate 1172
Orchid - Curled-petaled Cattleya
Cattleya crispa
Aphelandra Print (No. 10081477)
Plate 1477
Crested Aphelandra

Aphelandra cristata

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