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
Persian Iris, iris persica and Wild Arrach, astriplex hatata with a Sword grass Moth, phalaena lucae.
Maple Branch with red flowers (Erable) and American Potato bean (Apios).
With Water Tupelo (Nyssa aquatica) branch.
Trillium Erectum (Solanium) and Solidago (Grande de Consolide).
Chelone (Turtlehead plant): 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.
Coffee: Branch of the Arabian coffee tree with fruit, blossoms and detail of the bean. By the engraver John Pass.
By Miss Drake.
Branch with fruit. Engraved by John Pass.
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.
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.
Venus Fly Trap (Dionaea Muscipula): After Paulo Majioli, and engraved by John Pass.
Iris: German, varicoloured and variegated Irises.
The Sacred Egyptian Bean (Lotus). Revered as the Sacred Lotus of the East, it no longer grows in Egypt.
Helianthemum formosum, Beautiful Sun-Rose.
Yellow Sulfur Rose. Rosa sulfura.
Snowdrop and Crocus: Galanthus nivalis and Crocus.
American Aloe or Agave set in a landscape.
Mammoth Aloe in the Hills.
The Nodding Remealmia. Native to China and Japan.
Common Cactus (Euphorbia Officinarum)
Gorse: Eulex Europæus.
The Quadrangular Passion Flower climbing a pillar. Widely cultivated in South America, its fruit the Granadilla, is a delicacy.
The Blue Passion Flower climbing a classical column.
Cowslip and White Dittany: Dodecotheon Medea and Dictamnus albus.
Commeline and Little Bindweed: Commelina cœlestis and Convolvulus arvensis.
The Snowdrop with crocuses in a wintery English landscape.
Orchid: Papilionanthe teres. By J. Watts.
Carnations: 1 Variegated pink Picotee 2 Double Laced pink carnation 3 Petal of no2 and 4 empty calyx (pod).
Gardening: Winter repository for auriculas and carnations. 1 & 2 View of structure 3 a fern peg b bone ditto 4 notched stake 5 carnation pot c dressed shoot d layer pegged e wired stem 6 paper caps 7 brass wire 8 wire nippers 9 hyacinth shade 10 carnation piping 11 blossom card.
Common Poppy or Corn Rose (Papaver Rhoeas)
Bearberry (Arbutus Uva Ursi)
Indian Reed: Set in a romanticised landscape on the Ganges with a pagoda. This plate is usually found with additional spikes in hand colouring to ‘plump’ the flower.
Bengal Carnation Rose. Rosa Indica Caryophyllea.
Greenhouse, circular conservatory and common conservatory.
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.
Curious American Bog Plants. Fly Oprys, Venus Fly Trap, Bee Orphys, Yellow side-saddle, Tutsan-leaved Dog’s bone and Stinking pothos.
Chinese oak with its frutifications. Engraved by John Pass.
Caryophylleae: Dianthus. Six varieties.
The Superb Lily, also known as the Turk’s Cap, set in a romanticised North American landscape.
Cruciferae: Cheiranthus Cheiri L, Cheiri var and Carmeniacus. Matthiola varia, tristis R Br, Oxyceras DC, Lividia DC, and Leptaleus delest with details to their flowers.
Caryophylleae: Dianthus Bisignani Ten, Glaucus W, Segiveri Vill, Arboreus L and Capitattus Pall with parts of their flowers.
Queen Flower: Bird of Paradise in an African landscape.
Peach House. 1. Ground plan 2. transverse section of the underground works 3. upper section.
Virginian Tobacco (Nicotiana Tabacum)
Four details of the husk, shell, and coconut fruit. Engraved by John Pass.
Dahlia: Purple and yellow Dahlias.
White Lily with yellow margined leaves and classical temple alluding to it being cherised by the Ancient Greeks and later the Romans.
Purple Foxglove (Digitalis Purpurea)
The Snowdro with yellow and purple crocuses set in a wintry English landscape.
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.
Norway Spruce Fir tree branch with cones. Engraved by John Pass.
Caryophylleae: Dianthus crenatus Sims, Chinensis L, Hirtus Vill, Leptopetalusd L, Arbuscula Lindl and Prolifer L.
Orchid: Two-edged laelia orchid, Laelia anceps. By Sarah Anne Drake.
Tankerville’s or China Limodorum set in a romanticised English landscape alluding to Lady Tankerville, a well known collector of exotic plants,
Royal Rose. Rosa Gallica Regalis.
Flora, Zephyrus, and their daughter Carpo examining the Night-Blooming Cereus.
Debrobium nobile and Thyrsacanthus Schomburgkianus. After Augusta Withers.
Scaly Rhododendron. Small purple flowers. After Walter Hood Fitch.
1. Common purple Rudbeckle 2. Various leaved Echinacea 3 . Dickon’s Echinacea 4. Late flowering Purple Rudbeckle.
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.
Pompon Chrysanthemums: St. Justia, Miss Towers, Satanella and Queen of Beauties.
Hemiandra pungens, Gompholobium splendens and Grevillia elegans. After Augusta Withers.
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.