More pretty flowers. These from 1855, taken from “Flora of the Colosseum of Rome.” Written by Richard Deakin MD, it was published in London by Groombridge and Sons.

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“1.Anemone hortensis. 2. Asophodelus fistulosa. 3. Cerinthe aspira.” Page 33. Collection of and digitalized by the Fisher Library at the University of Toronto. In the public domain due to age. via https://archive.org/details/floraofcolosseum00deak/page/n33/mode/2up
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“1. Paliurus aculeatus. 2. Ornithopus scorpioides.” Page 115. Collection of and digitalized by the Fisher Library at the University of Toronto. In the public domain due to age. via https://archive.org/details/floraofcolosseum00deak/page/n115/mode/2up
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“Capparis spinosa.” Page 76. Collection of and digitalized by the Fisher Library at the University of Toronto. In the public domain due to age. via https://archive.org/details/floraofcolosseum00deak/page/n76/mode/2up

Botanical collages made from paper. English. Unsigned with various ink labels on the reverse. But pretty.

Collage with yellow flower.
Collage with cow parsley. No date. Image © 2002-2020 LiveAuctioneers and Stair Galleries, Hudson, New York. Fair use license. via https://www.liveauctioneers.com/item/82190148_english-school-five-botanical-collages
Collage with bladder wort.
Collage with bladderwort. No date. Image © 2002-2020 LiveAuctioneers and Stair Galleries, Hudson, New York. Fair use license. via https://www.liveauctioneers.com/item/82190148_english-school-five-botanical-collages
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Collage with prunella vulgaris. Image © 2002-2020 LiveAuctioneers and Stair Galleries, Hudson, New York. Fair use license. via https://www.liveauctioneers.com/item/82190148_english-school-five-botanical-collages
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Collage with enchanted nightshade. No date. Image © 2002-2020 LiveAuctioneers and Stair Galleries, Hudson, New York. Fair use license. via https://www.liveauctioneers.com/item/82190148_english-school-five-botanical-collages
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Collage with sneezewort. No date. Image © 2002-2020 LiveAuctioneers and Stair Galleries, Hudson, New York. Fair use license. via https://www.liveauctioneers.com/item/82190148_english-school-five-botanical-collages

Images of birds, plates from “The zoology of the voyage of H.M.S. Beagle during the years 1832-1836” which was written by Charles Darwin and published in London in 1838. The final artwork by various artist naturalists. Thinking that Darwin could draw but not like that.

"Milvago albogularis" (White-throated Caracara). Plate II, page 35.
“Milvago albogularis” (White-throated Caracara). Plate 1, page 35. Marine Biological Library, Woods Hole, contributor. In the public domain due to age. via https://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/page/14062609#page/35/mode/1up
"Pyrocephalus Nanus" (Darwin's flycatcher). Plate 7, Page 84.
“Pyrocephalus Nanus” (Darwin’s flycatcher). Plate 7, Page 84. Marine Biological Library, Woods Hole, contributor. In the public domain due to age. via https://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/page/14062609#page/84/mode/1up
'"Pyrocephalus Parvirostris" (Flycatcher).
‘”Pyrocephalus Parvirostris” (Flycatcher). Plate 6, page 81. Marine Biological Library, Woods Hole, contributor. In the public domain due to age. via https://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/page/14062609#page/81/mode/1up
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“Strix punctatissima” (Barn owl). Plate 4, page 63. Marine Biological Library, Woods Hole, contributor. In the public domain due to age. via https://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/page/14062609#page/63/mode/1up
"Craxirex galapagoensis" (Galapagos Hawk).
“Craxirex galapagoensis” (Galapagos Hawk). Plate 2, page 42. Marine Biological Library, Woods Hole, contributor. In the public domain due to age. via https://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/page/14062609#page/42/mode/1up

Plates of flowers that are half way between botanical prints and pochoir prints which came along a little later. From Anton Seder’s “Die Pflanze in Kunst und Gewerbe” which was published in Vienna in around 1886 by Martin Gerlach. These from Volume I of 2.

"Strawberry." Plate Ia, page 26.
“Strawberry.” Plate Ia, page 26. Collection of the Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute Library. Boston Public Library, digitalizing sponsor. In the public domain. via https://archive.org/details/diepflanzeinkuns01sede/page/n26/mode/2up
"Chrysanthemum." Plate 2, page 30.
“Chrysanthemum.” Plate 2, page 30. Collection of the Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute Library. Boston Public Library, digitalizing sponsor. In the public domain. via https://archive.org/details/diepflanzeinkuns01sede/page/n28/mode/2up
"Chrysanthemum Fragaria." Plate I, page 24.
“Chrysanthemum Fragaria.” Plate I, page 24. Collection of the Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute Library. Boston Public Library, digitalizing sponsor. In the public domain. via https://archive.org/details/diepflanzeinkuns01sede/page/n24/mode/2up

Flowers of the American West. A selection of plates from the 1915 “Field book of western wild flowers” which was written by Margaret Armstrong in collaboration with John James Thornber who was a professor of botany in Arizona.

"Orange Mariposa Tulip" (Calochortis Kennedyi). Frontispiece.
“Orange Mariposa Tulip” (Calochortis Kennedyi). Frontispiece. Page 6. Collection of the New York Botanical Garden. Metropolitan New York Library Council, digitalizing sponsor. In the public domain due to age. via https://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/126806#page/6/mode/1up
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“Arrowhead” (Sagittaria latifolia). Page 31. Collection of the New York Botanical Garden. Metropolitan New York Library Council, digitalizing sponsor. In the public domain due to age. via https://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/126806#page/29/mode/1up
Wild Onion" (Allium acuminatum).
“Wild Onion” (Allium acuminatum). Page 41. Collection of the New York Botanical Garden. Metropolitan New York Library Council, digitalizing sponsor. In the public domain due to age. Via https://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/126806#page/41/mode/1up
"Wild Onion" (Allium bisceptrum and Allium serratum).
“Wild Onion” (Allium bisceptrum and Allium serratum). Page 45. Collection of the New York Botanical Garden. Metropolitan New York Library Council, digitalizing sponsor. In the public domain due to age. Via https://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/126806#page/43/mode/1up

More flowers, these being of the botanical print sort. From William Curtis’s “The Botanical Magazine,” the first edition which emerged in 1787 with plates by James Sowerby who produced botanical works of his own later. All of these images taken from the website of antiquarian bookseller Simon Beattie.

"Common Passionflower."
“Common Passionflower.” Page 29. Image © 2020 Simon Beattie. Fair use license. via http://simonbeattie.co.uk/blog/archives/4119/
"Purple Rudbeckia." 3.
“Purple Rudbeckia.” 3. Image © 2020 Simon Beattie. Fair use license. via http://simonbeattie.co.uk/blog/archives/4119/
"Persian Iris." 1.
“Persian Iris.” 1. Image © 2020 Simon Beattie. Fair use license. via http://simonbeattie.co.uk/blog/archives/4119/

18th century herbs, taken from Scottish herbalist Elizabeth Blackwell’s “Herbarium Blackwellianum” which was published in 1757 in Nuremberg. Collections of the Peter H. Raven Library, Missouri Botanical Garden.

"Abies Mas." Plate 203. Page 106.
“Abies Mas.” Plate 293. Page 106. Collections of the Peter H. Raven Library, Missouri Botanical Garden. In the public domain. via https://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/10341#page/106/mode/1up
"Tamarindus." Plate 201. Page 102.
“Tamarindus.” Plate 201. Page 102. Collections of the Peter H. Raven Library, Missouri Botanical Garden. In the public domain. via https://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/10341#page/102/mode/1up
"Tussilago farfara." Plate 204. Page 108.
“Tussilago farfara.” Plate 204. Page 108. Collections of the Peter H. Raven Library, Missouri Botanical Garden. In the public domain. via https://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/10341#page/108/mode/1up
"Aquifolium." Plate 205. Page 110.
“Aquifolium.” Plate 205. Page 110. Collections of the Peter H. Raven Library, Missouri Botanical Garden. In the public domain. via https://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/10341#page/110/mode/1up