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Botanicals

Discover antique botanical prints.

Botanical illustration has been an important art form for centuries. Illustrating plants' colour and detail is a beautiful blend of art and science.

Botanical illustration reached a peak of popularity in about 1600 to 1900. This was an exciting era of exploration and discovery. Crew members often included botanists, plant collectors and commercial gardeners. They wanted to bring new plants back to Europe to study, display and sell. For example, Sir Joseph Banks accompanied Captain Cook's first voyage in 1769.

Botanical prints were made to record discoveries and inform a wide audience about the plants.

Botanical art one is still of the most popular types of home decor.

Here are thousands of antique botanical prints for you to choose from.

Northern Rata - Metrosideros robusta
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33 x 21 cm (13 x 8.5 inches).A massive tree with scarlet flowersThis is an antique lithograph of New Zealand forest flora, published by the botanist Thomas Kirk in 1889. Many of his prints were the first illustrations ever published of certain trees.This is an original antique lithograph from 1889, ..
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The Transparent dendrobe Orchid
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28 x 21 cm (11 x 8.5 inches).Dendrobium transparensIndia, NepalThis lithograph was made in the 1880s by Sir Joseph Paxton, a hugely talented man. Paxton started as an assistant gardener with no education & rose to become the head gardener to the Duke of Devonshire. His design of the conservatory at..
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Three Colored Acalypha (Euphorbia)
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25.5 x 16.5 cm (10 x 6.5 inches).Acalypha tricolorNew CaledoniaThis original antique lithograph was made in 1869 by James Shirley Hibberd. This relatively rare series of prints portrayed amazingly attractive leaves, mainly from the tropics. They were selected, in the words of Hibberd, with an eye to..
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Thrift
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23 x 14.0 cm (9.0 x 5.5 inches).Statice armeriaThis antique botanical print is from the first edition of James Sowerby 's famous work, English Botany. It is an original antique print made by printing from an engraved copper printing plate onto hand made paper. The hand painted coloring is original..
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Camellia Paul Jones
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32.5 x 24 cm (13 x 9.5 inches).This is a superb, high quality lithograph by one of the best botanical artists of the 20th century, Paul Jones. It is from the 920th set of a limited edition of 1000 prints of these camellias. The frontispiece to the set was hand signed and numbered by Paul Jones and, ..
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Gesnera of Exeter
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25.5 x 16.5 cm (10 x 6.5 inches).Gesnera exoniensisThis original antique lithograph was made in 1869 by James Shirley Hibberd. This relatively rare series of prints portrayed amazingly attractive leaves, mainly from the tropics. They were selected, in the words of Hibberd, with an eye to intrinsic b..
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Rhododendron Forrestii And Rhododendron Chamae-Thomsonii
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41 x 30 cm (16 x 11.75 inches).This large, vintage lithograph of rhododendrons is by one of the finest botanical artists of the first half of the 1900s. Carlos von Riefel was born in Austria in 1903. In 1922 he enrolled at the Viennese Academy of Arts. Very soon, his work was being exhibited in Par..
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Sky Blue Penstemon
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Penstemon azureusCalifornia9.5 x 6 inches (24 x 15½ cm). 1890sThis original antique lithograph is from The Botanical Magazine by William Curtis. It was made in the 1890s, has original hand colouring and is in very good condition.The Botanical Magazine was one of the first British horticultural journ..
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The Bent Orchid. Oncidium Incurvum
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26 x 17.5 cm (10.5 x 7.0 inches).Oncidium incurvum var. Fl. AlboMexicoThis lithograph is from L'Illustration Horticole by Jean Jules Linden, one of the finest botanical periodicals first published in Belgium in 1854. It aimed educate people about the fascinating plants being gathered from around th..
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White Meadow Saxifrage, Yellow-Marsh Saxifrage, Yellow Mountain Saxifrage
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31 x 23 cm (12 x 9.25 inches).Grass of Parnassus and White Willow HerbThis is an antique hand colored lithograph of wild flowers by Jane Loudon (1807-1858). Mrs Loudon had a fascinating, accomplished and challenging life. She was a pioneering authoress of early science fiction and (together with her..
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Indian Canna
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25.5 x 16.5 cm (10 x 6.5 inches).Canna atro nigricansBrazilThis original antique lithograph was made in 1869 by James Shirley Hibberd. This relatively rare series of prints portrayed amazingly attractive leaves, mainly from the tropics. They were selected, in the words of Hibberd, with an eye to int..
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Sweet Scabious
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Scabiosa atropurpureaEurope9.5 x 6 inches (24 x 15½ cm). 1790sThis original antique engraving is from The Botanical Magazine by William Curtis. It was made in the 1790s, has original hand colouring and is in very good condition.The Botanical Magazine was one of the first British horticultural journa..
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Californian Zauschneria
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Zauscneria californicaUSA9.5 x 6 inches (24 x 15½ cm). 1850sThis original antique lithograph is from The Botanical Magazine by William Curtis. It was made in the 1890s, has original hand colouring and is in very good condition.The Botanical Magazine was one of the first British horticultural journal..
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Mr Murray's Scarlet penstemon
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22.5 x 15.5 cm (9 x 6 inches).Penstemon murrayanusUSA,Texas,California,West USAThis hand colored engraving was made in the 1830s by Sir Joseph Paxton, a hugely talented man. Paxton started as an assistant gardener with no education & rose to become the head gardener to the Duke of Devonshire. His de..
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Chilean Zabala Fruit (Lardizabala biternata)
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24.5 x 14.5 cm (9.5 x 6 inches).ChileThis is an antique chromolithograph from Le Jardin Fleuriste which was published from 1851 to 1854 by Charles Antoine Lemaire (Professor of Botany), in an era of travel and exploration. Plants from around the world were being collected and bought back to Europe a..
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Seaweed: Rhodomela lycopodioides
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23.5 x 15.5 cm (9.5 x 6.0 inches).Northern EuropeRed-black SeaweedThese rare, intricately detailed prints were made by Henry Bradbury in 1859 using the ingenious nature printing technique, which used real specimens to make the metal printing plates. They are amazingly life like, capturing the fine ..
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Vegetable Poisons: Alpine Crowfoot, Amanita Toadstool, Foxglove, Xmas Rose
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24 x 15 cm (9.5 x 6 inches).Faint library stamp in centre rightThis antique illustration was made in the 1860s by William Rhind from his work portraying many well known, useful plants. William Rhind was a prominent Victorian botanist who lectured in Botany in Aberdeen, Scotland. J.Bishop and Willia..
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Woodland Flowers
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39 x 30 cm (15.5 x 11.8 inches).Margaret StonesThis high quality vintage lithograph was made by litho-offset in the 1950s. The paper is thick and light creamy white, less bright white than it appears in the above scan and is blank on the reverse side.© Fine Rare Prints..
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Clustered Bell-Flower
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23 x 14.0 cm (9.0 x 5.5 inches).Campanula glomerataThis antique botanical print is from the first edition of James Sowerby 's famous work, English Botany. It is an original antique print made by printing from an engraved copper printing plate onto hand made paper. The hand painted coloring is orig..
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Muscari, Tulipa, Mutisia
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39 x 30 cm (15.5 x 11.8 inches).Margaret StonesThis high quality vintage lithograph was made by litho-offset in the 1950s. The paper is thick and light creamy white, less bright white than it appears in the above scan and is blank on the reverse side.© Fine Rare Prints..
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Rhododendron Yakusimanum
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41 x 30 cm (16 x 11.75 inches).This large, vintage lithograph of rhododendrons is by one of the finest botanical artists of the first half of the 1900s. Carlos von Riefel was born in Austria in 1903. In 1922 he enrolled at the Viennese Academy of Arts. Very soon, his work was being exhibited in Par..
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Marsh Mallow
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23 x 14.0 cm (9.0 x 5.5 inches).Althaea officinalisThis antique botanical print is from the first edition of James Sowerby 's famous work, English Botany. It is an original antique print made by printing from an engraved copper printing plate onto hand made paper. The hand painted coloring is orig..
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Passion Flower. (Double sized fold out print)
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31 x 22.5 cm (12 x 9.5 inches).Tacsonia pinnatistipula.Chile And PeruThis hand colored engraving was made in the 1830s by Sir Joseph Paxton, a hugely talented man. Paxton started as an assistant gardener with no education & rose to become the head gardener to the Duke of Devonshire. His design of th..
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Common Brake Fern (Pteris aquilina)
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27.5 x 21 cm (10.8 x 8.3 inches).This is an antique, hand finished chromolithograph from a work by James Britten, who was an English botanist in the Victorian era. He worked in the Department of Botany at the British Museum and was editor of the Journal of Botany for 45 years. This print was made in..
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Equisetum Hiemale (12x)
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31 x 24 cm (12 x 9.5 inches).Scouring RushThis is a superb 85 year old photogravure from Karl Blossfeldt 's masterpiece Urformen Der Kunst (art forms in nature), 1929, first edition. Blossfeldt was a professor of design in Berlin and made the photogravures using a home made magnifying camera, reveal..
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Mexican Argemone or Prickly Poppy
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Argemone mexicanaMexico9.5 x 6 inches (24 x 15½ cm). 1790sThis original antique engraving is from The Botanical Magazine by William Curtis. It was made in the 1790s, has original hand colouring and is in very good condition.The Botanical Magazine was one of the first British horticultural journals a..
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Plants Used In Dyeing: Safflower, Fustic, Brazil Wood, Logwood
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24 x 15 cm (9.5 x 6 inches).This antique illustration was made in the 1860s by William Rhind from his work portraying many well known, useful plants. William Rhind was a prominent Victorian botanist who lectured in Botany in Aberdeen, Scotland. J.Bishop and William Fitch were his illustrators. Sir J..
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Scene In A New Zealand Forest Near Porirua
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50 x 35 cm (21.75 x 14 inches). This large and beautiful vintage lithograph about New Zealand Maori people is from George French Angas's (1822 - 1886) work "The New Zealanders Illustrated". In 2009 a set was sold by Christies in New York for US$16,000. The ones we are offering are from a superb limi..
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Spear Thistle
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23 x 14.0 cm (9.0 x 5.5 inches).Carduus lanceolatusThis antique botanical print is from the first edition of James Sowerby 's famous work, English Botany. It is an original antique print made by printing from an engraved copper printing plate onto hand made paper. The hand painted coloring is orig..
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Plants Used In Dyeing: Woad, Weld, Madder, Sumach
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24 x 15 cm (9.5 x 6 inches).This antique illustration was made in the 1860s by William Rhind from his work portraying many well known, useful plants. William Rhind was a prominent Victorian botanist who lectured in Botany in Aberdeen, Scotland. J.Bishop and William Fitch were his illustrators. Sir J..
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