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
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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

Science that looks like art. Plates from the Annual report of the Board of Regents of the Smithsonian Institution for the year ending June 30, 1901.

"From a composite helio-chrome, made by Mr. Ives." Page 458.
“From a composite helio-chrome, made by Mr. Ives.” Page 458. Herschel. Plate 11. A. Hoen & Company, Lithocaustic, Baltimore. Collection of and digitalized by the Smithsonian Libraries. In the public domain. via https://archive.org/details/annualreportofbo1901smit/page/n457
"Humming birds." Paine. Page 809. Plate 11.
“Humming birds.” Paine. Page 809. Plate 11. A. Hoen & Company, Lithocaustic, Baltimore. Collection of and digitalized by the Smithsonian Libraries. In the public domain. via https://archive.org/details/annualreportofbo1901smit/page/n808
"Butterflies." Paine. Page 831. Plate X.
“Butterflies.” Paine. Page 831. Plate X. A. Hoen & Company, Lithocaustic, Baltimore, lithographer. Collection of and digitalized by the Smithsonian Libraries. In the public domain. via https://archive.org/details/annualreportofbo1901smit/page/n830

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

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