Chromolithographs of orchids, plates from various works in the series “Lindenia”, published by Belgian horticulturalist and explorer Jean Linden who was the scientific director of the Royal Society of Zoology and Horticulture in Brussels. He also traveled to Central America and saw orchids growing wild. From the same lot and folio, these are all up for bid at Sotheby’s.
19th century orchids, painted by American artist Charles Storer. Living from 1817 to 1907, he also painted landscapes and still-lifes.
Fruit and flowers from a 1930 seed catalogue from J. V. Bailey Nurseries, Dayton Bluff Station, Saint Paul, Minnesota. Collections of the United States Department of Agriculture, National Agricultural Library
Flowers of Switzerland. Pressed alpine flowers from an album created by Michael Caviezel who was a teacher and forest warden at Pontresina in the Engadine Valley of Switzerland. All of these taken from the same lot which is up for sale from Michael Laird Rare Books and Manuscripts.
Thinking I met Michael Laird at the antiquarian fair here that I think was in the fall of 2019. Before COVID, anyway. Maybe not.
Never enough flower pictures. Six large botanical studies of flowers done in Calcutta (Kolkata), India. ca. 1800-1805, by Indian artists trained in the Mughal tradition.
Imagery from Anton Seder’s “Die Pflanze in Kunst und Gewerbe” which came out in around 1886. Published in Vienna.
Flower pictures and illustrations by Australian artist Ellis Rowan (Marian Ellis Rowan). Living from 1848 to 1922, she was also a botanical illustrator and did a series of illustrations on birds, butterflies and insects.
More flower pictures, these being colored etchings done in the 18th century by Magdalena (Maddalena) Bouchard who flourished ca. 1772 to 1793. Daughter of the publisher/bookseller Giovanni Bouchard, she probably worked in Rome.
The biographical information about Magdelena (Maddalena) Bouchard is taken from her entry on the website of the Royal Academy in London which has more of her lovely flowers. See it and them here https://www.royalacademy.org.uk/art-artists/name/maddalena-bouchard