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Botanicals

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.

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

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23.5 x 16.2 cm (9.25 x 6.4 inches)Papaver rhoeasThis fascinating hand coloured botanical lithograph ..
US$75.00
24 x 15 cm (9.5x 6 inches)Plocamium coccineumThese rare, intricately detailed prints were made by He..
US$60.00
27 x 17.5 cm (10.5 x 7 inches).This large, antique lithograph was made in 1860 and is from Lessons F..
US$50.00
24 x 14 cm (5.5 x 9.5 inches)Cistus vaginatusCanary IslandsThis beautiful hand coloured engraving is..
US$60.00
24 x 15 cm (9.5x 6 inches)Plocamium coccineumThese rare, intricately detailed prints were made by He..
US$60.00
23.5 x 16.2 cm (9.25 x 6.4 inches)This fascinating hand coloured botanical lithograph was made in Mi..
US$60.00
24 x 14 cm (5.5 x 9.5 inches)Cistus latifoliusTunisiaThis beautiful hand coloured engraving is from ..
US$60.00
24 x 16 cm (9.5 x 6.25 inches).BrazilThis antique lithograph was made in the 1890s by Edward Step an..
US$70.00
46 x 32.5 cm (18 x 12.7 inches)J.C WilliamsCornwallThis is a superb, high quality lithograph by one ..
US$75.00
46 x 32.5 cm (18 x 12.7 inches)Adolphe AudussonBelgiumThis is a superb, high quality lithograph by o..
US$75.00
27 x 17.7 cm (10.6 x 7 inches)BrazilThis lithograph is from L'Illustration Horticole by Jean Jules L..
US$59.00
31 x 23 cm (12 x 9.25 inches).Ragged Robin and German CatchflyThis is an antique hand colored lithog..
US$70.00
24 x 15 cm (9.5x 6 inches)Cystoclonium purpurascensThese rare, intricately detailed prints were made..
US$60.00
27 x 17.7 cm (10.6 x 7 inches)BrazilThis lithograph is from L'Illustration Horticole by Jean Jules L..
US$79.00
21 x 13.5 cm (8.5 x 5.5 inches)This is an original hand colored stone lithograph made in 1857 by Jam..
US$95.00
21 x 13.5 cm (8.5 x 5.5 inches)This is an original hand colored stone lithograph made in 1857 by Jam..
US$75.00
24 x 14 cm (5.5 x 9.5 inches)Cistus crispusSouthern EuropeThis beautiful hand coloured engraving is ..
US$60.00
25.5 x 17 cm (10 x 6.8 inches).Colchicum AutumnaleThis antique lithograph of alpine flowers was made..
US$40.00
21 x 13.5 cm (8.5 x 5.5 inches)This is an original hand colored stone lithograph made in 1857 by Jam..
US$75.00
23.5 x 16.2 cm (9.25 x 6.4 inches)Cucurbita pepoThis fascinating hand coloured botanical lithograph ..
US$60.00