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

Fragrans. Plate 20. 77.
Fragrans. Plate 20. 77. 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=87&size=175
"Ipomea Bona, thorny bindweed." Plate 21.
“Ipomea Bona, thorny bindweed.” Plate 21. 93. 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=93&size=175
"Ipomoea quamoclit, cypress vine."
“Ipomoea quamoclit, cypress vine.” 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=97&size=175
"Passiflora incarnata, flesh colored passion flower."
“Passiflora incarnata, flesh colored passion flower.” Plate 24. 105. 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=105&size=175
Tropteris alba. Plate 28. 117.
Tropteris alba. Plate 28. 117. 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=117&size=175
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More botanical artwork, these of an Australian kind. Done by Austrian artist Ferdinand Bauer who accompanied Matthew Flinders on his 1801 expedition to the Antipodes.

Red silky oak (Grevillia banksia). Early 19th c.
Red silky oak (Grevillia banksia). Early 19th c. Image collections of the State Library of New South Wales. In the public domain. via https://www.australiangeographic.com.au/topics/history-culture/2017/11/the-complex-colour-codes-of-ferdinand-bauer/
"Eremophila glabra (R.Br), Ostenf, Myoporaceae." #113.
“Eremophila glabra (R.Br), Ostenf, Myoporaceae.” #113. From the 1993 “Catalogue of the holdings in The Natural History Museum (London) of the Australian botanical drawings of Ferdinand Bauer (1760-1826) and cognate materials relating to the Investigator voyage of 1801-1805”, an article written by D. J. Mabberly and D. T. Moore and published in the bulletin of the Natural History Museum. Contributed by the Natural History Museum Library, London. In the public domain. via https://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/page/41129993#page/3/mode/1up
"Doryanthes excelsa." 1806-1813. Plate 13.
“Doryanthes excelsa.” 1806-1813. Plate 13. From “Illustrationes florae Novae Hollandiae.” Stipple engraving with watercolor. Alecto Historical Editions in association with the London Natural History Museum, re-published 1989. Collection of Port Augusta Public Library – Flinders Voyage Collection. Image in the public domain. via https://phile.com.au/blogs/stories/the-illustrated-works-of-ferdinand-bauer

Botanical pictures with more than a whiff of a lei and a tropical sea. Taken from Mrs. Francis Sinclair’s “Indigenous flowers of the Hawaiian islands” which was published in London in 1885.

"Ohai." Page 105.
“Ohai.” Page 105. Collection of the National Agricultural Library, United States Department of Agriculture. In the public domain due to age. https://archive.org/details/CAT11021591/page/n105
"Kolokolo-Kuahiwi. Page 126.
“Kolokolo-Kuahiwi. Page 126. Collection of the National Agricultural Library, United States Department of Agriculture. In the public domain due to age. via https://archive.org/details/CAT11021591/page/n126
"Papala." Page 194.
“Papala.” Page 194. Collection of the National Agricultural Library, United States Department of Agriculture. In the public domain due to age. via https://archive.org/details/CAT11021591/page/n194
"Ohia-AI." Page 182.
“Ohia-AI.” Page 182.Collection of the National Agricultural Library, United States Department of Agriculture. In the public domain due to age. via https://archive.org/details/CAT11021591/page/n182
"Ieie." Page 30.
“Ieie.” Page 30. Collection of the National Agricultural Library, United States Department of Agriculture. In the public domain due to age. via https://archive.org/details/CAT11021591/page/n30

Watercolors of Canadian wildflowers. Agnes Chamberlin, artist (1833-1913).

Allium cernum (Roth.)/Nodding onion.
Allium cernum (Roth.)/Nodding onion. Undated. Image © University of Toronto Libraries. Fair use license. via https://fishercollections.library.utoronto.ca/islandora/object/chamberlin%3AChamberlin_k_0003
Actaea alba (Bigel.)/White Cohosh.
Actaea alba (Bigel.)/White Cohosh. Undated. . Image © University of Toronto Libraries. Fair use license. via https://fishercollections.library.utoronto.ca/islandora/object/chamberlin%3AChamberlin_k_0001
Aquilegia canadensis/Wild Columbine.
Aquilegia canadensis/Wild Columbine. Undated. Image © University of Toronto Libraries. Fair use license. via https://fishercollections.library.utoronto.ca/islandora/object/chamberlin%3AChamberlin_k_0006
Anemone hepatica L./Liver Leaf.
Anemone hepatica L./Liver Leaf. Undated. Image © University of Toronto Libraries. Fair use license. via https://fishercollections.library.utoronto.ca/islandora/object/chamberlin%3AChamberlin_k_012
Apios tuberosa Moench/Ground Nut.
Apios tuberosa Moench/Ground Nut. Undated. Image © University of Toronto Libraries. Fair use license. via https://fishercollections.library.utoronto.ca/islandora/object/chamberlin%3AChamberlin_k_0005

Exquisitely delicate flowers. Botanical plates, taken from by Frances Sargent Osgood’s 1860 book “The Poetry of Flowers.”

Page 50.
Page 50. Collection of the Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library, University of Toronto. In the public domain. via https://archive.org/details/poetryofflowersf00osgo_0/page/n49
Page 95.
Page 95. Collection of the Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library, University of Toronto. In the public domain. via https://archive.org/details/poetryofflowersf00osgo_0/page/n94
Page 121.
Page 121. Collection of the Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library, University of Toronto. In the public domain. via https://archive.org/details/poetryofflowersf00osgo_0/page/n120
Page 191.
Page 191. Collection of the Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library, University of Toronto. In the public domain. via https://archive.org/details/poetryofflowersf00osgo_0/page/n190

More flowers but botanical plates this time. Emma C. Embury’s 1845 book “American wildflowers in their native haunts.”

"Nature's Gems." Frontispiece.
“Nature’s Gems.” Frontispiece. Collection of the U.S. Geological Survey Library. Digitalizing sponsor Biodiversity Heritage Library. In the public domain. via https://archive.org/details/americanwildflow00embu/page/n6
"Wild honeysuckle." Page 24.
“Wild honeysuckle.” Page 24. Collection of the U.S. Geological Survey Library. Digitalizing sponsor Biodiversity Heritage Library. In the public domain. via https://archive.org/details/americanwildflow00embu/page/24
Bellwort. Page 60.
Bellwort. Page 60. Collection of the U.S. Geological Survey Library. Digitalizing sponsor Biodiversity Heritage Library. In the public domain. via https://archive.org/details/americanwildflow00embu/page/60
Butterfly weed. Page 66.
Butterfly weed. Page 66. Collection of the U.S. Geological Survey Library. Digitalizing sponsor Biodiversity Heritage Library. In the public domain. via https://archive.org/details/americanwildflow00embu/page/66
Wild columbine. Page 74.
Wild columbine. Page 74. Collection of the U.S. Geological Survey Library. Digitalizing sponsor Biodiversity Heritage Library. In the public domain. via https://archive.org/details/americanwildflow00embu/page/74

Engravings of flowers from a couple centuries back. English. Robert John Thornton, botanist. Living from 1768 to 1837 he started out to be a physician but ended up publishing books about plants.

"Tulips." 1807.
“Tulips.” 1807. Plate from Thornton’s book ““The Temple of Flora.” Image source: Missouri Botanical Garden via Biodiversity Heritage Library. In the public domain. via https://publicdomainreview.org/product/tulips/
"A Group of Auriculas." 1799-1810.
“A Group of Auriculas.” 1799-1810. Image © 2019 Arader Galleries. Fair use license. via https://aradergalleries.com/products/robert-john-thornton-1768-1837-a-group-of-auriculas
Plate from "Temple Of Flora." 1811.
Plate from “Temple Of Flora.” 1811. Image © Aspire Auctions. Fair use license via https://www.aspireauctions.com/#!/catalog/307/1249/lot/41323
"The Blue Egyptian Water Lily."
“The Blue Egyptian Water Lily.” Plate from “Temple of Flora.” 1804. Collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. In the public domain. via https://www.metmuseum.org/art/collection/search/395106