Plates from Maurice Pillard Verneuil’s “Le Décor Floral.” 50 Color collotype plates after original photographs. Published by the Librairie Centrale des Beaux-Arts, Paris, in 1904. These being a selection from the website of antiquarian book seller Michael Laird.

Title. Plate 27.
Title. Plate 27. Image © 2020 Michael Laird Rare Books. Fair use license. via https://www.michaellaird.com/pages/books/2754/maurice-pillard-verneuil/le-decor-floral-50-planches-bordures-et-panneaux-semis-fonds-ornes-etc-cover-title
Plate with stylized leaves.
Plate with stylized leaves. Image © 2020 Michael Laird Rare Books. Fair use license. via https://www.michaellaird.com/pages/books/2754/maurice-pillard-verneuil/le-decor-floral-50-planches-bordures-et-panneaux-semis-fonds-ornes-etc-cover-title
"Fougere Polypode." Plate 2.
“Fougere Polypode.” Plate 2.Image © 2020 Michael Laird Rare Books. Fair use license. via https://www.michaellaird.com/pages/books/2754/maurice-pillard-verneuil/le-decor-floral-50-planches-bordures-et-panneaux-semis-fonds-ornes-etc-cover-title
'Glaïeul Sauvage." Plate 4.
‘Glaïeul Sauvage.” Plate 4. Image © 2020 Michael Laird Rare Books. Fair use license. via https://www.michaellaird.com/pages/books/2754/maurice-pillard-verneuil/le-decor-floral-50-planches-bordures-et-panneaux-semis-fonds-ornes-etc-cover-title

Floral costumes, perhaps intended for dancers. One for each month of the year, the dress for each month including seasonal flowers and fruit. Mid 19th c. Watercolors, some heightened with gold and silver with captions in pencil.Done by “Barenne”, who was probably an accomplished amateur artist. From the website of Justin Croft as well.

Costume with black ribbon trim. Mid 19th c. Watercolor.
“August.” Mid 19th c. Watercolor. Image © 2020 Justin Croft. Fair use license. via https://www.justincroft.com/book/6412/costume-barenne/les-12-mois-aquarelles/
"December."
“December.” Mid 19th c. Image © 2020 Justin Croft. Fair use license. via https://www.justincroft.com/book/6412/costume-barenne/les-12-mois-aquarelles/
"April."
“April.” Mid 19th c. Image © 2020 Justin Croft. Fair use license. via https://www.justincroft.com/book/6412/costume-barenne/les-12-mois-aquarelles/

There are twelve in all, one for each month. More coming!

“Cahier d’ecriture ~ et d’ornements dedié aux Elèves de la Visitation d’Ornans. Ornans: 18 July 1857.” Blank ornamental borders designed for use by the convent girls of the monastery of the order of the Visitation at Ornans in Eastern France. Probably meant to be used as models for notecards and letters. Probably destined for use as models for notecards and letters. Taken from the website of antiquarian bookseller Justin Croft.

Title page. 1857.
Title page. 1857. Image © 2020 Justin Croft. Fair use license. via https://www.justincroft.com/book/7064/cahier-decriture/et-dornements-dedie-aux-eleves-de-la-visitation-dornans/
Grape vines with leaves. 1857.
Grape vines with leaves. 1857. Image © 2020 Justin Croft. Fair use license. via https://www.justincroft.com/book/7064/cahier-decriture/et-dornements-dedie-aux-eleves-de-la-visitation-dornans/
Purple flowers.
Purple flowers. 1857. Image © 2020 Justin Croft. Fair use license. via https://www.justincroft.com/book/7064/cahier-decriture/et-dornements-dedie-aux-eleves-de-la-visitation-dornans/
Fruit.
Fruit. 1857. Image © 2020 Justin Croft. Fair use license. via https://www.justincroft.com/book/7064/cahier-decriture/et-dornements-dedie-aux-eleves-de-la-visitation-dornans/
Pink.
Pink. 1857. Image © 2020 Justin Croft. Fair use license. via https://www.justincroft.com/book/7064/cahier-decriture/et-dornements-dedie-aux-eleves-de-la-visitation-dornans/

Plates of birds from “The Naturalist’s Miscellany, or Coloured figures of natural objects.” Written by George Shaw, it was printed for Nodder & Company in London between 1789 and 1813. Collections of the Museums Victoria.

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“The Paradise Tanagra.” Plate 4. Page 32. Collections of the Museums Victoria, Melbourne. Atlas of Living Australia, digitalization sponsor. In the public domain due to age. via https://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/124540#page/32/mode/1up
"The Purple Headed Parakeet." Plate 1. Page 21.
“The Purple Headed Parakeet.” Plate 1. Page 21. Collections of the Museums Victoria, Melbourne. Atlas of Living Australia, digitalization sponsor. In the public domain due to age. via https://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/124540#page/21/mode/1up
"The Superb Warbler." Plate 10. Page 65.
“The Superb Warbler.” Plate 10. Page 65. Collections of the Museums Victoria, Melbourne. Atlas of Living Australia, digitalization sponsor. In the public domain due to age. via https://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/124540#page/65/mode/1up
"The Violet-Blue Parakeet."
“The Violet-Blue Parakeet.” Plate 7. Page 49. Collections of the Museums Victoria, Melbourne. Atlas of Living Australia, digitalization sponsor. In the public domain due to age. via https://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/124540#page/49/mode/1up

Pictures of palm trees growing under an 1847 South American sun. Plates from A.D. d’Orbigny’s 1847 work, “Voyage dans l’Amérique Méridionale” (Volume 7). At that time, almost all voyages of exploration included artists who sketched and painted what they saw so almost surely these are drawn from life.

"Botanique Palmiers." Plate 1.
“Botanique Palmiers.” Plate 1. Figures 1, 2 and 3. Figure 1: Cocos yatai. Figure 2: Cocos australis. Figure 3: Copernica cerifera. 1847. P. Oudart, artist. In the public domain due to age. via http://plantillustrations.org/illustration.php?id_illustration=42836&SID=0&mobile=0&size=1
"Botanique Palmiers." Plate 6.
“Botanique Palmiers.” Plate 6. Figures 1, 2, and 3. Figure 1: Hyospathe montana. Figure 2: Bactris foenum. Figure 3: Chamaedorea gracilis. 1847. J. Delarue, artist. In the public domain due to age. via http://plantillustrations.org/illustration.php?id_illustration=42841&SID=0&mobile=0&size=1
"Botanique Palmiers." Plate 3.
“Botanique Palmiers.” Plate 3. Figures 1 and 2. Figure 1: Morenia fragrans. Figure 2: Cocos pityrophylla. 1847. P. Oudart, artist. In the public domain due to age. via http://plantillustrations.org/illustration.php?id_illustration=42838&SID=0&mobile=0&size=1
"Botanique Palmiers." Plate 2. Figures 1, 2 and 3. Figure 1:
“Botanique Palmiers.” Plate 2. Figures 1, 2 and 3. Figure 1: Martinezia truncata. Figure 2: Euterpe andicola. Figure 3: Haenkeana. 1847. A. Chazal, artist. In the public domain due to age. via
"Botanique Palmiers." Plate 4.
“Botanique Palmiers.” Plate 4. Figures 1, 2, 3, and 4. Figures 1 and 2: Astrocaryum chonta. Figure 3: Maximiliana Princeps. Figure 4: Cocos Botryophora. 1847. A. Chazal, artist. In the public domain due to age. via http://plantillustrations.org/illustration.php?id_illustration=42839&SID=0&mobile=0&size=1

Flowers that bloomed in the Monheim Palace Gardens when the Renaissance was blooming too. 1615. Selections from the florilegium “Hortulus Monheimensis,” commissioned by magistrate Wolfgang P. Brandt who was the magistrate for Monheim in eastern Bavavia.

"Gartenblume Corona imperialis Kaiserkrone." 8r, page 27.
“Gartenblume Corona imperialis Kaiserkrone.” 8r, page 27. 1615. Watercolor. Collection of the Bayerische Staatsbibliothek, Munich. Image © Bayerische Staatsbibliothek, Munich. Fair use license. via https://bildsuche.digitale-sammlungen.de/index.html?c=viewer&bandnummer=bsb00011751&pimage=00027&lv=1&l=en
Figures 157 and 158. 14, page 39.
Figures 157 and 158. 14, page 39. 1615. Watercolor. Collection of the Bayerische Staatsbibliothek, Munich. Image © Bayerische Staatsbibliothek, Munich. Fair use license. via https://bildsuche.digitale-sammlungen.de/index.html?c=viewer&bandnummer=bsb00011751&pimage=00039&lv=1&v=100&l=en
Figures 156 and 159. 18, page 47.
Figures 156 and 159. 18, page 47. 1615. Watercolor. Collection of the Bayerische Staatsbibliothek, Munich. Image © Bayerische Staatsbibliothek, Munich. Fair use license. via https://bildsuche.digitale-sammlungen.de/index.html?c=viewer&bandnummer=bsb00011751&pimage=00047&lv=1&l=en
Number 28, page 67. 1615.
Number 28, page 67. 1615. Watercolor. Collection of the Bayerische Staatsbibliothek, Munich. Image © Bayerische Staatsbibliothek, Munich. Fair use license. via https://bildsuche.digitale-sammlungen.de/index.html?c=viewer&bandnummer=bsb00011751&pimage=00067&lv=1&l=en

Art Nouveau flowers, artwork done by Maurice Pillard and taken from the pages of “Etude de la plante: son application aux industries d’art: pochoir, papier peint, etoffes, céramique, marqueterie, tapis, ferronnerie, reliure, dentelles, broderies, vitrail, mosaïque, bijouterie, bronze, orfévrerie” which was printed in Paris in 1903 by the Librairie Centrale des Beaux-Arts.

"Anémone sylvie." Figure 29.
“Anémone sylvie.” Figure 29. Page 39 (detail). Collection of and digitalized by the Getty Research Institute. In the public domain. via https://archive.org/details/gri_33125005959479/page/n39
"Anémone sylvie". Figure 33. Page 41 (detail).
“Anémone sylvie”. Figure 33. Page 41 (detail). Collection of and digitalized by the Getty Research Institute. In the public domain. via https://archive.org/details/gri_33125005959479/page/n41
"Plat orné de Porillon." Figure 34. Page 42 (detail).
“Plat orné de Porillon.” Figure 34. Page 42 (detail). Collection of and digitalized by the Getty Research Institute. In the public domain. via https://archive.org/details/gri_33125005959479/page/n42
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“Couverture d’album Porillon.” Figure 35. Page 42 (detail). Collection of and digitalized by the Getty Research Institute. In the public domain. via https://archive.org/details/gri_33125005959479/page/n42
"Porillon" (detail). Figure 30.
“Porillon.” Figure 30. Page 39 (detail).Collection of and digitalized by the Getty Research Institute. In the public domain. via https://archive.org/details/gri_33125005959479/page/n39