This page represents most of our collection of original Antique prints of Flowers, Plants and Trees grouped by date. Please click on an image to see it in high-resolution, with details of the work itself. For enquiries and purchases, please docontact us.
16th, 17th and 18th century
Tsi Shu (Japanese Varnish) Tree, Betel Vine, and Chinese cabbage (Fuling): With Tea and Rhubarb.
Trillium Erectum (Solanium) and Solidago (Grande de Consolide).
White Lily with yellow margined leaves and classical temple alluding to it being cherised by the Ancient Greeks and later the Romans.
Yellow Strawflower. By Miss Drake.
Blush Noisette Rose. Rosa Noisettiana
Curious American Bog Plants. Fly Oprys, Venus Fly Trap, Bee Orphys, Yellow side-saddle, Tutsan-leaved Dog’s bone and Stinking pothos.
The Snowdro with yellow and purple crocuses set in a wintry English landscape.
Cistus Cymosus, Cyme-flowered Rock Rose.
Bush Rose. Rosa Vantenatiana.
Rosenberg Rose. Rosa Rosenbergiana.
Queen Flower (Bird of Paradise). Set in a romanticized landscape. Native to South Africa, it was brought to the Royal Botanic Gardens in the 1780s.
Four details of the husk, shell, and coconut fruit. Engraved by John Pass.
Stapelias Succulent: Dewy, Hirsute and Bell-shaped Stapelias with snakes and a lizard set in an African landscape with an erupting volcano.
Royal Rose. Rosa Gallica Regalis.
Helianthemum formosum, Beautiful Sun-Rose.
The Blue Passion Flower climbing a classical column.
Helianthemum umbellatum, Umbel-flowered Sun Rose.
Flora Dispensing Her Favours on the Earth. 1812
Norway Spruce Fir tree branch with cones. Engraved by John Pass.
Forcig Frame and Grapery. 1,2. angles of altitude and elevation of roof 3, 4 .Forcing Frames 5. grapery in Barnstaple 6. grapery back wall.
The Blue Passion Flower climbing a pillar. Native to Peru and Brazil, it was introduced to Europe in 1699 where it took to cooler climes.
Tulips: La Triomphe, Louis XVI, Duchess of Devonshire, General Washington, Earl Spencer, La Majestieuse, and Gloria Mundi, all set in a romanticised Dutch landscape complete with windmill. Framed.
The Sacred Egyptian Bean (Lotus). Revered as the Sacred Lotus of the East, it no longer grows in Egypt.
Training and Grafting. 1. One year pruned 2. Second year 3. Third year trained 4. Cleft Grafting 5. Mixed Grafting 6. Extreme grafting.
Cistus minspeliensis, Montpelier Rock-Rose.
Magnolia: Blooming branch of the laurel leaved Tulip tree. Engraved by John Pass.
Giant-flowered dendrobium. Dendrobium formosum.
Greenhouse, circular conservatory and common conservatory.
Musk mallow. By Miss Drake.
Damask Rose. Rosa Damascena.
Pineapple House (Pinery). 1. Ground plan 2. longitudinal section with young plants 3. transverse section 4. mason work 5. carron register 6. transverse section of
Mammoth Aloe in the Hills.
Carnations: Flakes, Bizarres, and Piquettes. almer’s Defiance, Davy’s Defiance, Duchess of Dorset, Duchess of Wurtemberg, British Monarch, Prince of Wales. Set in a romanticised landscape with Norman ruins.
By Miss Drake.
American Aloe or Agave set in a landscape.
Balsam: Flowering branch with fruit of the Rose coloured Balsam. Engraved by John Pass.
Branch of the tree. Engraved by John Pass.
The Nodding Remealmia. Native to China and Japan.
The Nodding Remealmia native to China & Japan. With delicate drops of dew falling from its petals.
Flora, Zephyrus, and their daughter Carpo examining the Night-Blooming Cereus.
Dalmatian Toadflax. By Miss Drake.
Yellow Sulfur Rose. Rosa sulfura.
Bridge Rose. Rosa Gallica Pontiana
Chinese oak with its frutifications. Engraved by John Pass.
Peach House. 1. Ground plan 2. transverse section of the underground works 3. upper section.
Venus Fly Trap (Dionaea Muscipula): After Paulo Majioli, and engraved by John Pass.
The Superb Lily, also known as the Turk’s Cap, set in a romanticised North American landscape.
With the mode of extracting Turpentine. Engraved by John Pass.
Mammoth Bamboo in a woodland.
The Snowdrop with crocuses in a wintery English landscape.
Queen Flower: Bird of Paradise in an African landscape.
The Blue Egyptian Water Lily set in a romanticised landscape with Aboukir and the Nile, alluding to the recent victory of Nelson over Napoleon.
Golden Shot Wallflower. Erysimum Perofskianum.
Bengal Carnation Rose. Rosa Indica Caryophyllea.
Tankerville’s or China Limodorum set in a romanticised English landscape alluding to Lady Tankerville, a well known collector of exotic plants,
19th Century 1840-1875
Lapageria rosea and Weigela rosea. After Augusta Withers.
1. Pictee Emmeline 2. Picotee Princess Frederick, 3. Bijon de Clement carnation 4. Prince de Nassau carnation
Ixia Hybrid. African cornflower in a bunch.
After Walter Hood Fitch.
After Walter Hood Fitch.
Cortusa-leaved buttercup. After Walter Hood Fitch.
Round-headed mealy primrose. After Walter Hood Fitch.
Segments of Astrocaryum Huaimi, Cocos Yatai, Cocos Australis and Cocos botryophora. d’Orbigny reached South America 5 years before his rival Charles Darwin, cataloguing over 10,000 species in 8 years.
Hemiandra pungens, Gompholobium splendens and Grevillia elegans. After Augusta Withers.
Scaly Rhododendron. Small purple flowers. After Walter Hood Fitch.
Segments of Bactris Brongniartii, Bactris faucium, Martinezia truncata and Diplothemium Toralli. d’Orbigny reached South America 5 years before his rival Charles Darwin, cataloguing over 10,000 species in 8 years.
1. Edulis Superba 2. Common Garden 3. Fine leaved 4 .Hybrid 5. Russ’s Crimson
Augustina superba and Caryophylloides. After Augusta Withers.
Milk, Bird’s, Shoe and Joint Vetch, and Saint Foin.
Rhododendron Nuttali. Large White Rhododendron from Assam.
Debrobium nobile and Thyrsacanthus Schomburgkianus. After Augusta Withers.
La Gitana, Trophée, François and Fleurette. After Augusta Withers.
Variegated Simethus, Bluebells and Starch Grape.
Sparaxis Tricolour. After Arentine H. Arendsen.
Adonis, Dinae and Archimede.
Dutch and Purple Clover with eight varieties of Trefoil.
Chrysanthemum Indicum. 1. Early Crimson 2. Quilled Orange 3. Quilled White
Cocunut Tree (Cocos nucifero). With a European House in Tahiti.
After Walter Hood Fitch.
Mirabelia Meisense. After Walter Hood Fitch.
Vanda tricolor var., Vanda tricolor formosa, Vanda insignis Helveola and Mitonia spectabilis. After Augusta Withers.
Double Narcissus. Sulphur Kroon Silver Phoenix.
Palms (Attalea). Martinezia truncata, Euterpe andicola and Euterpe Haenkeana with Guaranins hunting with bow and arrow.