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.
Verbascum (Mullein): With detail of the flower and key in Latin. Title heightened in gold.
Chelone (Turtlehead plant): With detail of flower and key in Latin. Title heightened in gold.
Ranunculus, Black Thorn, Columbine, White bells and a Spotted red and white underwing Moth.
Kniphofia: Red Hot Poker. Aletris uvaria
Fern from Plaisance Bay and American Cypress branch.
Mullein: Great Mullein. Verbascum Thapsus
Cotton plants: Two types, Jack-fruit and Li Chi.
Indigofera (Indigo): With detail of flower and key in Latin. Title heightened in gold.
Scarce. Immature Royal Palmeto. From one of the earliest works on Barbados.
Anthoxanthum adoratum with segment showing the petals, calyx and seed.
American Panax (Ginseng) and Soloman’s Seal (Polygonatume).
Miirabilis: Marvel of Peru. Mirabilis Jalappa
Aloe: Agave or American Aloe. Aloes are natives of the Old World whilst agaves are from the New. Thornton subsequently corrected his mistake.
Ledum (Kalmia): Two flowering branches with detail of flower and key in Latin. Title heightened in gold.
Sophora (Sun King): With detail of the flower and key in Latin. Title heightened in gold.
Canna Indica. Common Indian Redd or Shot.
Palm: Date Palm Phoenix dactylifera: Men harvesting the fruit. With text in French.
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
Cistus Cymosus, Cyme-flowered Rock Rose.
Dalmatian Toadflax. By Miss Drake.
Bush Rose. Rosa Vantenatiana.
Mammoth Aloe in the Hills.
Training and Grafting. 1. One year pruned 2. Second year 3. Third year trained 4. Cleft Grafting 5. Mixed Grafting 6. Extreme grafting.
Flora, Zephyrus, and their daughter Carpo examining the Night-Blooming Cereus.
American Aloe or Agave set in a landscape.
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.
Blooming branch of the laurel leaved Tulip tree. Engraved by John Pass.
Dewy, Hirsute and Bell-shaped with snakes and a lizard set in an African landscape with an erupting volcano.
The Superb Lily, also known as the Turk’s Cap, set in a romanticised North American landscape.
Golden Shot Wallflower. Erysimum Perofskianum.
Yellow Strawflower. By Miss Drake.
Chinese oak with its frutifications. Engraved by John Pass.
The Snowdro with yellow and purple crocuses set in a wintry English landscape.
By Miss Drake.
Alstroemeria. By Miss Drake.
The Blue Egyptian Water Lily set in a romanticised landscape with Aboukir and the Nile, alluding to the recent victory of Nelson over Napoleon.
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.
Flora Dispensing Her Favours on the Earth. 1812
Bengal Carnation Rose. Rosa Indica Caryophyllea.
The Snowdrop with crocuses in a wintery English landscape.
Queen Flower: Bird of Paradise in an African landscape.
Greenhouse, circular conservatory and common conservatory.
With the mode of extracting Turpentine. Engraved by John Pass.
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.
Helianthemum Tuberaria, Plantain-leaved Sun-Rose.
The Blue Passion Flower climbing a classical column.
Set in a romanticised lanscape on the Ganges with a pagoda. This plate is usually found with additional spikes in hand colouring to ‘plump’ the flower.
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.
Pomponia Rose. Rosa pomponia.
Rosenberg Rose. Rosa Rosenbergiana.
The Nodding Remealmia native to China & Japan. With delicate drops of dew falling from its petals.
Cistus minspeliensis, Montpelier Rock-Rose.
Norway Spruce Fir tree branch with cones. Engraved by John Pass.
19th Century 1840-1875
Lapageria rosea and Weigela rosea. After Augusta Withers.
1. Variable 2. Sir Robert Peel 3. Harris’s Inimitable 4. Levic’s Incomparable.
Milk, Bird’s, Shoe and Joint Vetch, and Saint Foin.
Round-headed mealy primrose. After Walter Hood Fitch.
Sparaxis Tricolour. After Arentine H. Arendsen.
Palms (Attalea). Martinezia truncata, Euterpe andicola and Euterpe Haenkeana with Guaranins hunting with bow and arrow.
Rhododendron Nuttali. Large White Rhododendron from Assam.
Madame Henry Jacotot petunia and Salvia tricolor.
Adonis, Dinae and Archimede.
1. Oriental 2. Alpine 3. Orange Red 4. Common Welsh 5. Large-flowered Prickly 6. Canadian Bloodroot 7. Cordate-leaved Macleaya
Single Early Tulip. Yellow Prince with variegated foliage.
Cortusa-leaved buttercup. After Walter Hood Fitch.
Hemiandra pungens, Gompholobium splendens and Grevillia elegans. After Augusta Withers.
After Walter Hood Fitch.
Chrysanthemum Indicum. 1. Early Crimson 2. Quilled Orange 3. Quilled White
1. Edulis Superba 2. Common Garden 3. Fine leaved 4 .Hybrid 5. Russ’s Crimson
Scaly Rhododendron. Small purple flowers. After Walter Hood Fitch.
After Walter Hood Fitch.
Variegated Simethus, Bluebells and Starch Grape.
Segments of Guilelmia insignis, Acrocomia Totai and Astrocarym Chonta. d’Orbigny reached South America 5 years before his rival Charles Darwin, cataloguing over 10,000 species in 8 years.
Vanda tricolor var., Vanda tricolor formosa, Vanda insignis Helveola and Mitonia spectabilis. After Augusta Withers.
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.