Botanical prints from the tropics. More from Nancy Anne Kingsbury Wollstonecraft’s 1828 “Specimens of the Plants and Fruits of the Island of Cuba.”

Solanum. Plate 29. Page 121.
Solanum. Plate 29. Page 121. Collection of and digitalized by Cornell University. Ithaca. In the public domain due to age. via https://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id=coo.31924100271463&view=1up&seq=121&size=175
Poison of Horses. Plate 29th. Page 129.
Poison of Horses. Plate 29th. Page 129. Collection of and digitalized by Cornell University. Ithaca. In the public domain due to age. via https://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id=coo.31924100271463&view=1up&seq=129&size=175
Uncaptioned. Page 133.
Uncaptioned. Page 133. Collection of and digitalized by Cornell University. Ithaca. In the public domain due to age. via https://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id=coo.31924100271463&view=1up&seq=133&size=175
Caffea, Coffee. Plate 30.
Caffea, Coffee. Plate 30. Page 125. Collection of and digitalized by Cornell University. Ithaca. In the public domain due to age. via https://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id=coo.31924100271463&view=1up&seq=125&size=175
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Renaissance calligraphy and botany in one. “Mira calligraphae monumenta”. An illuminated manuscript with calligraphy done in 1561 and 1562 by Georg Bocksay, secretary to the Holy Roman Emperor Ferdinand I. Flora and fauna added thirty years later by Joris Hoefnagel at the request of Ferdinand’s grandson Rudolph II.

"Mayfly, Red Campion, and Pear."
“Mayfly, Red Campion, and Pear.” 16th c. Flemish and Hungarian. Ink on parchment with watercolors and gold and silver paint. Image © J. Paul Getty Trust. Downloaded under the Getty Open Content Program. via http://www.getty.edu/art/collection/objects/2283/joris-hoefnagel-and-georg-bocskay-mayfly-red-campion-and-pear-flemish-and-hungarian-1561-1562-illumination-added-1591-1596/
"Love-in-a-Mist, Sweet Cherry, and Spanish Chestnut."
“Love-in-a-Mist, Sweet Cherry, and Spanish Chestnut.” 16th c. Flemish and Hungarian. Ink on parchment with watercolors and gold and silver paint. Image © J. Paul Getty Trust. Downloaded under the Getty Open Content Program. via http://www.getty.edu/art/collection/objects/2284/joris-hoefnagel-and-georg-bocskay-love-in-a-mist-sweet-cherry-and-spanish-chestnut-flemish-and-hungarian-1561-1562-illumination-added-1591-1596/
"Fly or Blister Beetle, Willow Bellflower, Gourd, and Bindweed."
“Fly or Blister Beetle, Willow Bellflower, Gourd, and Bindweed.” 16th c. Flemish and Hungarian. Ink on parchment with watercolors and gold and silver paint. Image © J. Paul Getty Trust. Downloaded under the Getty Open Content Program. via http://www.getty.edu/art/collection/objects/2285/joris-hoefnagel-and-georg-bocskay-fly-or-blister-beetle-willow-bellflower-gourd-and-bindweed-flemish-and-hungarian-1561-1562-illumination-added-1591-1596/
"Gillyflower, Mayfly, Fly, and Snail."
“Gillyflower, Mayfly, Fly, and Snail.” 16th c. Flemish and Hungarian. Ink on parchment with watercolors and gold and silver paint. Image © J. Paul Getty Trust. Downloaded under the Getty Open Content Program. via http://www.getty.edu/art/collection/objects/2286/joris-hoefnagel-and-georg-bocskay-gillyflower-mayfly-fly-and-snail-flemish-and-hungarian-1561-1562-illumination-added-1591-1596/
"Caterpillar, Dog-Tooth Violet, Pear, and Apricot."
“Caterpillar, Dog-Tooth Violet, Pear, and Apricot.” 16th c. Flemish and Hungarian. Ink on parchment with watercolors and gold and silver paint. Image © J. Paul Getty Trust. Downloaded under the Getty Open Content Program. via http://www.getty.edu/art/collection/objects/2287/joris-hoefnagel-and-georg-bocskay-caterpillar-dog-tooth-violet-pear-and-apricot-flemish-and-hungarian-1561-1562-illumination-added-1591-15

Science crossing into art. Cyanotypes of algae from English botanist Anna Atkins’ 1843 work “Photographs of British Algae: Cyanotype Impressions.” Collections of the New York Public Library which has one of the thirteen copies made.

"Sargassum bacciferum."
“Sargassum bacciferum.” Collection of the New York Public Library. In the public domain. via https://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47d9-4b58-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99/book?parent=28d304b0-c612-012f-cd39-58d385a7bc34#page/8/mode/1up
"Cystoseira erucoides."
“Cystoseira erucoides.” Collection of the New York Public Library. In the public domain. via https://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47d9-4b58-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99/book?parent=28d304b0-c612-012f-cd39-58d385a7bc34#page/9/mode/1up
"Cystoseira granulata."
“Cystoseira granulata.” Collection of the New York Public Library. In the public domain. via https://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47d9-4b58-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99/book?parent=28d304b0-c612-012f-cd39-58d385a7bc34#page/10/mode/1up

Flowers, plates from the 1826 botanical work “Flora conspicua: a selection of the most ornamental flowering, hardy, exotic and indigenous trees, shrubs, and herbaceous plants, for embellishing flower-gardens and pleasure-grounds.” Published in London, it was written by Richard Morris. William Clark did the drawing and etching.

"Sweet-Scented Cassia." Plate 57.
“Sweet-Scented Cassia.” Plate 57. Collection of the LuEsther T. Mertz Library, New York Botanical Garden. In the public domain. via https://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/32026#page/241/mode/1up
"Large-flowered Trillium." Plate 54.
“Large-flowered Trillium.” Plate 54. Page 229. Collection of the LuEsther T. Mertz Library, New York Botanical Garden. In the public domain. via https://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/32026#page/229/mode/1up
"Bright Yellow Honeysuckle." Plate 53. Page 225.
“Bright Yellow Honeysuckle.” Plate 53. Page 225. Collection of the LuEsther T. Mertz Library, New York Botanical Garden. In the public domain. via https://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/32026#page/225/mode/1up

Paintings of the tropics by English botanical artist and biologist Marianne North (1830-1890). Two in Jamaica and the third of Borneo.

"Group of Wild Palms, Sarawak, Borneo." 19th c.
“Group of Wild Palms, Sarawak, Borneo.” 19th c. Photo credit: The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Image © Marianne North Gallery, Richmond Kew Royal Botanic Gardens. Fair use license. via https://artuk.org/discover/artworks/group-of-wild-palms-sarawak-borneo-88012/search/actor:north-marianne-18301890/page/4/view_as/grid
"The Wild Tamarind of Jamaica with Scarlet Pod and Barbet." 19th c.
“The Wild Tamarind of Jamaica with Scarlet Pod and Barbet.” 19th c. Image © Copyright Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Fair use license. via https://www.kew.org/mng/gallery/030.html
"Leonotis nepetaefolia and Doctor Humming Birds, Jamaica." ca. 1872.
“Leonotis nepetaefolia and Doctor Humming Birds, Jamaica.” ca. 1872. Photo credit: The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens. Image © Copyright Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Fair use license. via https://artuk.org/discover/stories/marianne-north-a-trailblazing-artist

Black and white drawings of designs based on plants with an Art Nouveau kind of attitude from Frank Steeley’s “Nature Drawing and Design” which was published in 1903-1904.

"Snowdrops." Page 3. Plate II.
“Snowdrops.” Page 3. Plate II. Figures 1-4. Collection of the Robarts Library at the University of Toronto. Microsoft, digitalization sponsor. In the public domain. via https://archive.org/details/naturedrawingdes01steeuoft/page/3
"Daisy." Plate IV. Page 18. Figures 1 & 2.
“Daisy.” Plate IV. Page 18. Figures 1 & 2. Collection of the Robarts Library at the University of Toronto. Microsoft, digitalization sponsor. In the public domain. via https://archive.org/details/naturedrawingdes01steeuoft/page/n17
"Tulip." Page 23. Plate VI. Figures 1-4 with a repeating border.
“Tulip.” Page 23. Plate VI. Figures 1-4 with a repeating border. Collection of the Robarts Library at the University of Toronto. Microsoft, digitalization sponsor. In the public domain. via https://archive.org/details/naturedrawingdes01steeuoft/page/n22
"Laurel." Page 27. Plate VIII. Figures 1 and 2.
“Laurel.” Page 27. Plate VIII. Figures 1 and 2. Collection of the Robarts Library at the University of Toronto. Microsoft, digitalization sponsor. In the public domain. via https://archive.org/details/naturedrawingdes01steeuoft/page/n26

More flowers, these being plates from “Flora conspicua: a selection of the most ornamental flowering, hardy, exotic and indigenous trees, shrubs, and herbaceous plants, for embellishing flower-gardens and pleasure-grounds” which was published in London in 1826 and written by Richard Morris F.L.S. Drawn and etched by William Clark.

Rhododendron. Page 38.
Rhododendron. Page 38. Collection of the LuEsther T. Mertz Library, New York Botanical Garden. In the public domain. via https://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/32026#page/38/mode/1up
Peony. Page 54.
Peony. Page 54. Collection of the LuEsther T. Mertz Library, New York Botanical Garden. In the public domain. via https://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/32026#page/54/mode/1up
Gladiolus. Page 72.
Gladiolus. Page 72. Collection of the LuEsther T. Mertz Library, New York Botanical Garden. In the public domain. via https://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/32026#page/72/mode/1up
Ash leaved trumpet flower. Page 96.
Ash leaved trumpet flower. Page 96. Collection of the LuEsther T. Mertz Library, New York Botanical Garden. In the public domain. via https://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/32026#page/96/mode/1up
Starry purple Chinese chrysanthemum. Page 217.
Starry purple Chinese chrysanthemum. Page 217. Collection of the LuEsther T. Mertz Library, New York Botanical Garden. In the public domain. via https://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/32026#page/217/mode/1up
Scarlet naked-stalked poppy. Page 249.
Scarlet naked-stalked poppy. Page 249. Collection of the LuEsther T. Mertz Library, New York Botanical Garden. In the public domain. via https://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/32026#page/249/mode/1up