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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.

Mimosa trees
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26.5 x 20 cm (10.5 x 8 inches)This detailed engraving is from the first edition of the rare "English Encyclopedia", made for George Kearsley in London in 1802. Its full title was "The English Encyclopedia being a collection of treatises and a dictionary of terms illustrative of the arts and sciences..
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Narrow-leaved Sun Rose
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24 x 14 cm (5.5 x 9.5 inches)Helianthemum leptophyllumSpainThis beautiful hand coloured engraving is from Robert Sweet's distinguished work on Rock Roses. It was published between 1825 and 1830 in London and depicts the prominent varieties that were available in England at the time. The illustration..
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Orchid. Pescatorea Lehmanii
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26 x 17.5 cm (10.5 x 7 inches)This 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 the world and hopefully persuade them to bu..
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Primula Sinensis
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27.5 x 20.5cm (10.5 x 8 inches). This is an antique chromolithograph which was made in the 1890s for a work by John Wright, a horticulturist and editor of the London Journal of Horticulture. He created fine works illustrating fruit, vegetables and flowers, using excellent botanical artists such as M..
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Seaweed: Ptilota elegans
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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 o..
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Streptocarpus
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27.5 x 20.5cm (10.5 x 8 inches). This is an antique chromolithograph which was made in the 1890s for a work by John Wright, a horticulturist and editor of the London Journal of Horticulture. He created fine works illustrating fruit, vegetables and flowers, using excellent botanical artists such as M..
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The Acuminate Onion
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28 x 21 cm (11 x 8.5 inches).Allium acuninatumUSA,CaliforniaThis 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 Cha..
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The Birch Tree
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29 x 22.5 cm (11.5 x 9 inches)This beautiful copper plate engraving is from John Evelyn's Sylva, or A Discourse of Forest-Trees. It was published in London for the Royal Society in 1776 as an encouragement to landowners to plant trees to provide timber for England's burgeoning navy. The work was a s..
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The Cedar Tree
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29 x 22.5 cm (11.5 x 9 inches)This beautiful copper plate engraving is from John Evelyn's Sylva, or A Discourse of Forest-Trees. It was published in London for the Royal Society in 1776 as an encouragement to landowners to plant trees to provide timber for England's burgeoning navy. The work was a s..
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The Lime Tree
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29 x 22.5 cm (11.5 x 9 inches)This beautiful copper plate engraving is from John Evelyn's Sylva, or A Discourse of Forest-Trees. It was published in London for the Royal Society in 1776 as an encouragement to landowners to plant trees to provide timber for England's burgeoning navy. The work was a s..
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The Sycamore Tree
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30 x 22.5 cm (11.75 x 9 inches)This beautiful copper plate engraving is from John Evelyn's Sylva, or A Discourse of Forest-Trees. It was published in London for the Royal Society in 1776 as an encouragement to landowners to plant trees to provide timber for England's burgeoning navy. The work was a ..
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Varietes De Gloxinias
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35 x 25.5 cm (13.5 x 10 inches).This is a fold out print so has a discreet centrefold, in the same manner as large antique maps.This beautiful, large print was published in Horto Van Houtteano a lavish Belgian periodical founded by Louis van Houtte. He was the proprietor of the largest nursery of it..
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Red Indian Water Lily (Nymphaea rubr)
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30.5 x 23.5 cm (12 x 9.25 inches).India. Double sized fold out print with two horizontal fold linesThis 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 aro..
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Scarlet Trumpet Vine
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Bignonia BuccinatoriaMexico9.5 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 journa..
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Blue Flowers
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28 x 21 cm (11 x 8.5 inches).Chionodoxa lucilliaeAsia Minor,CreteThis 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 a..
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Echeveria Pulverulenta
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35 x 25.5 cm (13.5 x 10 inches).California and ArizonaThis is a fold out print so has a discreet centrefold, in the same manner as large antique maps. This beautiful, large print was published in Horto Van Houtteano a lavish Belgian periodical founded by Louis van Houtte. He was the proprietor of th..
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Pink Rose (Rosa damascena celsiana)
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41 x 30 cm (16 x 11.75 inches).Pierre-Joseph Redoute is regarded as the greatest botanical artist. His portrayals of roses,flowers and fruit are rightly regarded as classics to this day and add a touch of style to any room. This high quality vintage lithograph of his paintings is in excellent condit..
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Seaweed: Downy Fucus
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23 x 14.0 cm (9.0 x 5.5 inches).Fucus TomentosusThis 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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Pink Rose (Rosa damascena italica)
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41 x 30 cm (16 x 11.75 inches).Pierre-Joseph Redoute is regarded as the greatest botanical artist. His portrayals of roses,flowers and fruit are rightly regarded as classics to this day and add a touch of style to any room. This high quality vintage lithograph of his paintings is in excellent condit..
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Purple Groundsel or Ragwort
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Senecio elegansAfrica9.5 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 and ..
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Rhododendron (Rhododenrum champion)
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24.5 x 14.5 cm (9.5 x 6 inches).AsiaThis 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 an..
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Star Thistle
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23 x 14.0 cm (9.0 x 5.5 inches).Centarua calcitrapaThis 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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Liliputian Or Bouquet Dahlias
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39 x 30 cm (15.5 x 11.8 inches).C.C SowerbyThis 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...
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The Gillies Poinciana
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28 x 21 cm (11 x 8.5 inches).Poinciana gilliesiiChileThis 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 Chatsworth..
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White Rose (Rosa campanulata)
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41 x 30 cm (16 x 11.75 inches).Pierre-Joseph Redoute is regarded as the greatest botanical artist. His portrayals of roses,flowers and fruit are rightly regarded as classics to this day and add a touch of style to any room. This high quality vintage lithograph of his paintings is in excellent condit..
US$50.00
Rhododendron
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Rhododendron irroratumChina9.5 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 journa..
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Lobster Horns Seaweed
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23.5 x 15.5 cm (9.5 x 6.0 inches).Polysiphonia fibrillosaThese 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 ..
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41 x 30 cm (16 x 11.75 inches).Prunus domesticaThis large, vintage lithograph of fruit 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..
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Wild Geranium, Wood Cranesbill
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23 x 14.0 cm (9.0 x 5.5 inches).Geranium sylvaticumThis 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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Wood of Life (Metrosideros buxifolia)
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24.5 x 14.5 cm (9.5 x 6 inches).Warm latitudes of AmericaThis 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 bou..
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