Botanical Prints - Flowers and Ferns of the US
Flowers and Ferns
of the United States
(United States, 1878)
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These botanical prints are from a work by Thomas Meehan (1826-1901) on the Flowers and Ferns found in the United States.  Meehan, who was born in England, started his career in the Royal Botanical Gardens in Kew and emigrated to the United States in his early 20s.  Settling in Germantown, Pennsylvania Meehan started a nursery where he could pursue his interest in botany from both a commercial and scientific standpoint.

In addition to this work, Meehan also published a monthly horticultural journal.

The chromolithograph plates shown here are based on illustrations by Alois Lunzer.  The accompanying text was authored by Meehan.   A copy of the text pages is provided with each print.

Meehan's work is regarded as one of the significant contributions to the history of American botany, more than fulfilling the need he stated in the preface on the "want [for] a systematic, illustrated work on the Flora of the United States".

Price per print: Print Only:  As shown
Matting Charge:  $20
Framing & Matting Charge:  $110
Dimensions: Print Only:  7 x 10 inches
Matted:  12 x 16 inches
Type of print: Original chromolithograph
Year: 1878
Other details: Includes original page of accompanying text

Click on any image to see an enlargement of the print

Spiderwort (No. 11780101)
Plate 01-01

Jasmine (No. 11780103)
Plate 01-03
Carolina (or Yellow) Jasmine
Polypody (No. 11780104)
Plate 01-04
Hoary Polypody
Violet (No. 11780105)
Plate 01-05
Blue Violet
Anemone (No. 11780106)
Plate 01-06
Wood Anemone

Columbine (No. 11780107)
Plate 01-07
Golden Columbine

Anemone (No. 11780113)
Plate 01-13
Nuttall's Pasque-flower
Betony (No. 11780116)
Plate 01-16
Wood Betony
Violet (No. 11780126)
Plate 01-26
Bird's-foot Violet
Flax (No. 11780130)
Plate 01-30
Perennial Flax

Violet (No. 11780133)
Plate 01-33
Arrow-leaved Violet

Foxglove (No. 11780134)
Plate 01-34
Fern-leaved Foxglove
Anemone (No. 11780142)
Plate 01-42
Carolina Anemone
Ipomoea (No. 11780225)
Plate 02-25
White Star Ipomoea
Cranberry (No. 11780228)
Plate 02-28
American Cranberry

Cactus (No. 11780233)
Plate 02-33
Many-headed Hedgehog Cactus

Epidendrum (No. 11780236)
Plate 02-36
Bartram's Tree Orchis
Sunflower (No. 11780237)
Plate 02-37
Maximilian's Sunflower
Shield Fern (No. 11780238)
Plate 02-38
Christmas Shield Fern
Polypody (No. 11780241)
Plate 02-41
Common Polypody

Kidney-bean (No. 11780243)
Plate 02-43
Diverse-leaved Kidney-bean

Bellwort (No. 11780244)
Plate 02-44
Sessile-leaved Bellwort
Spleenwort (No. 11780245)
Plate 02-45
Ebony Spleenwort
Blanketflower (No. 11780246)
Plate 02-46
Blunt-tooth Blanketflower
Stagger-bush (No. 11780247)
Plate 02-47