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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.

Sensitive Pea
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26.5 x 19.0 cm (10.5 x 7.5 inches).Cassia chaecristaThis antique chromolithograph was made in 1878 and is from 'The Flowers and Ferns of the United States' by Thomas Meehan.Meehan was Professor of Vegetable Physiology for the Pennsylvania State Board of Agriculture. He was also the editor of The Gar..
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Seaweed: Nitophyllum gmelini
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23.5 x 15.5 cm (9.5 x 6.0 inches).Atlantic coasts of France and SpainThese 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 fi..
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Jamaica Lace Bark
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Lagetta linteariaJamaica9.5 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 journals..
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Campanula vidalii
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24.5 x 14.5 cm (9.5 x 6 inches).AzoresThis 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 ..
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Verbena Canadensis (10x)
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31 x 24 cm (12 x 9.5 inches).Rose VerbenaThis 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, reveali..
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Cream Fruit Tree (Roupellia grata)
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24.5 x 14.5 cm (9.5 x 6 inches).This 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 and ea..
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Seaweed: Polysiphonia nigrescens
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23.5 x 15.5 cm (9.5 x 6.0 inches).Atlantic shores of Europe; New ZealandDark Lobster Horns 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 amazingl..
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Orchid Masdevallia Chimaera
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34.5 x 26.0 cm (13.5 x 10.5 inches).There is a central fold, as issued and shown in the picture.Masdevallia chimaeraCentral America,AndesThis lithograph is from L'Illustration Horticole by Jean Jules Linden, one of the finest botanical periodicals first published in Belgium in 1854. It aimed educat..
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Centaury - used by ancient Greeks for healing
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22.5 x 15.5 cm (9 x 6 inches).Chironia nervisGreeceThis 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 the conservatory at ..
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Black Knapweed
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23 x 14.0 cm (9.0 x 5.5 inches).Centaurea nigraThis 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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Michauxia Campanuloides (8x)
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31 x 24 cm (12 x 9.5 inches).BellflowerThis 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, revealing..
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Regal Tree Fern (Double sized print)
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34.5 x 26.0 cm (13.5 x 10.5 inches).There is a central fold, as issued and shown in the picture.Cibotium regaleMexico, Hawaii, PhilippinesThis lithograph is from L'Illustration Horticole by Jean Jules Linden, one of the finest botanical periodicals first published in Belgium in 1854. It aimed educa..
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Stachis Grandiflora (3x), Nicotiana Rustica
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31 x 24 cm (12 x 9.5 inches).Sacred Tobacco, StachisThis 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 came..
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Common Vetch
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23 x 14.0 cm (9.0 x 5.5 inches).Vicia fativaThis 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 an..
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White Flowered Winged Thunbergia
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22.5 x 15.5 cm (9 x 6 inches).Thunbergia alata var albaSouth AfricaThis 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 the..
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Long-Stalked Cranesbill
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23 x 14.0 cm (9.0 x 5.5 inches).Geranium columbinumThis 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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Aquilegia Chrysantha (6x)
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31 x 24 cm (12 x 9.5 inches). Columbine This 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, revealin..
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Orchid: The Pink Butterfly Plant
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28 x 21 cm (11 x 8.5 inches).Phalaenopsis rosea (Blind stamp in corner, not on image)PhillippinesThis 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. ..
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Botany, orders of flowers and other plants
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Paper Size: 24 x 15 cm (9.5 x 6 inches)This exquisitely detailed copper plate engraving is from a rare set published in London by John Mason Good between 1806 and 1813 titled Pantologia. Many were by Sydenham Edwards, a multi-talented gentleman also well known for his superb botanical illustrations,..
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Broad-Leaved Helleborine
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23 x 14.0 cm (9.0 x 5.5 inches).Serapias latifoliaThis 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 origi..
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Maori Onion (Chrysobactron hooker)
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24.5 x 14.5 cm (9.5 x 6 inches).New ZealandThis 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 Eu..
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Vaccinium Corymbosum (10x)
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31 x 24 cm (12 x 9.5 inches).Highbush BlueberryThis 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, r..
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Common Solomon's Seal
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23 x 14.0 cm (9.0 x 5.5 inches).Convallaria multifloraThis 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 o..
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Saffron Or Autumnal Crocus
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23 x 14.0 cm (9.0 x 5.5 inches).Crocus autumnalisThis 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 origin..
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Seaweed: Polysophonia parasitica
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23.5 x 15.5 cm (9.5 x 6.0 inches).Atlantic shores of EuropeParasitic Winged WeedThese 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, captu..
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Prickly Lettuce
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23 x 14.0 cm (9.0 x 5.5 inches).Lactuca scariolaThis 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 origina..
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Parsley Water-Dropwort
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23 x 14.0 cm (9.0 x 5.5 inches).Oenanthe pimpinelloidesThis 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 ..
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Seaweed: Nemaleon multifidum
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23.5 x 15.5 cm (9.5 x 6.0 inches).Atlantic shores of EuropeThese 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 detail ..
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Haricot beans
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26 x 17.5 cm (10.5 x 7.0 inches).Haricot flageolet beurre Sanguin a ramesThis 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..
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Oak Fern
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23 x 15cm (9 x 6 inches). Dryopteris These 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 detail of each fern. The pri..
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