Flowers from just a little bit back. 16th century. Flemish. Engravings, plates from Adriaan Collaert’s work “Florilegium.” Collaert lived from around 1560 to 1618 and was from a family filled with printmakers.

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Plate 2, page 4. Collections of and digitalized by the LuEsther T. Mertz Library, New York Botanical Library. In the public domain due to age. via https://archive.org/details/florilegium00coll/page/4/mode/2up
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Plate 3, page 5. Collections of and digitalized by the LuEsther T. Mertz Library, New York Botanical Library. In the public domain due to age. via https://archive.org/details/florilegium00coll/page/5/mode/2up
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Plate 4, page 13. Collections of and digitalized by the LuEsther T. Mertz Library, New York Botanical Library. In the public domain due to age. via https://archive.org/details/florilegium00coll/page/n13/mode/2up

Orchids, chromolithographic plates from Frederick Boyle’s 1901 work “The Woodlands Orchids” which was published in London. J. L. MacFarlane, lithographer.

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“Zygo colax-woodlandsense.” Frontispiece, page 9. Collections of and digitalized by the LuEsther T. Mertz Library, New York Botanical Garden. In the public domain due to age. via https://archive.org/details/woodlandsorchids00boyl/page/n9/mode/2up
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“Laelio cattleya x Elegans Variety Cyanthus.” page 16. Collections of and digitalized by the LuEsther T. Mertz Library, New York Botanical Garden. In the public domain due to age. via https://archive.org/details/woodlandsorchids00boyl/page/16/mode/2up
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“Cattleya Trianae Variety Measuresiae.” Page 60. Collections of and digitalized by the LuEsther T. Mertz Library, New York Botanical Garden. In the public domain due to age. via https://archive.org/details/woodlandsorchids00boyl/page/n59/mode/2up
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“Laelio cattleya x Elegans Variety MacFarlane.” Page 47.Collections of and digitalized by the LuEsther T. Mertz Library, New York Botanical Garden. In the public domain due to age. via https://archive.org/details/woodlandsorchids00boyl/page/n46/mode/2up

Images from the “Erbario”, an herbal created in northern Italy. Begun in the early 15th century, there are over 70 spread over 100 folios. Collections of the Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts University of Pennsylvania. via publicdomainreview.org

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Image 28. Collections of the Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts University of Pennsylvania. Image in the public domain due to age. via https://publicdomainreview.org/collection/erbario-15th-century-herbal
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“Bonafacia.” Image 2. Collections of the Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts University of Pennsylvania. Image in the public domain due to age. via https://publicdomainreview.org/collection/erbario-15th-century-herbal
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Image 5. Collections of the Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts University of Pennsylvania. Image in the public domain due to age. via https://publicdomainreview.org/collection/erbario-15th-century-herbal
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Image 12. Collections of the Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts University of Pennsylvania. Image in the public domain due to age. via https://publicdomainreview.org/collection/erbario-15th-century-herbal
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Image 21. Collections of the Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts University of Pennsylvania. Image in the public domain due to age. via https://publicdomainreview.org/collection/erbario-15th-century-herbal

See more here https://publicdomainreview.org/collection/erbario-15th-century-herbal where they also have a link to look at all of them in the University of Pennsylvania digital archives

Summer wildflowers for a late May day. Plates from “Harper’s Guide to Wild Flowers” by Caroline Alathea Stickney Creevey. Published in New York in 1912.

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“DItch Stonecrop in Fruit” (penthorum sedoides). Page 32. Collections of and digitalized by the North Carolina State University Libraries. In the public domain due to age. via https://archive.org/details/harpersguidetowi00cree/page/32/mode/2up
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“Bur-reed” (sparganium simplex). Page 39. Collections of and digitalized by the North Carolina State University Libraries. In the public domain due to age. via https://archive.org/details/harpersguidetowi00cree/page/39/mode/2up
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“Pipewort” (Eriocaulon articulatum). Page 45. Collections of and digitalized by the North Carolina State University Libraries. In the public domain due to age. via https://archive.org/details/harpersguidetowi00cree/page/45/mode/2up
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“Coast Jointweed” (Polygonella articulata). Page 61. Collections of and digitalized by the North Carolina State University Libraries. In the public domain due to age. via https://archive.org/details/harpersguidetowi00cree/page/61/mode/2up
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“Lizard’s Tail” (Saururus cernuus). Page 57. Collections of and digitalized by the North Carolina State University Libraries. In the public domain due to age. via https://archive.org/details/harpersguidetowi00cree/page/57/mode/2up

More flowers, plates from Francisco Manuel Blanco’s “Flora de Filipinas” which was published in Manila in the early 1880s. From the digital archives of the The Royal Botanical Garden, Madrid.

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“Renealmia Exaltata.” Plate 1. C. Verdaguer. Barcelona, lithographer. Image © Royal Botanical Garden, Madrid. Artwork itself in the public domain. Fair use license. via https://bibdigital.rjb.csic.es/viewer/9470?viewer=picture#page=8&viewer=picture&o=share&n=0&q=
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“Commelina Polygama – blanco. C. Benghalensis – variedad – Canescens.” Page 19. C. Verdaguer. Barcelona, lithographer. Image © Royal Botanical Garden, Madrid. Artwork itself in the public domain. Fair use license. via https://bibdigital.rjb.csic.es/viewer/9470?viewer=picture#page=19&viewer=picture&o=share&n=0&q=
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“Nyctanthes sambac and Jasminum Bicorollatum.” Page 12. C. Verdaguer. Barcelona, lithographer. Image © Royal Botanical Garden, Madrid. Artwork itself in the public domain. Fair use license. via https://bibdigital.rjb.csic.es/viewer/9470?viewer=picture#page=12&viewer=picture&o=share&n=0&q=
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“Costus Luteus – Blanco. Curcuma Xanthorrhiza.’ Plate 2. C. Verdaguer. Barcelona, lithographer. Image © Royal Botanical Garden, Madrid. Artwork itself in the public domain. Fair use license. via https://bibdigital.rjb.csic.es/viewer/9470?viewer=picture#page=9&viewer=picture&o=share&n=0&q=

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