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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.

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..
US$75.00
28 x 22 cm (11 x 8.5 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 suc..
US$75.00
29 x 22 cm (11.5 x 8.5 inches).Thorn Apple - Datura stramoniumAll parts of Datura plants contain dangerous levels of the tropane alkaloidsThis is an genuine antique chromolithograph from Kohler's Medicinal Plants which was published in 1890 by Hermann Kohler. In an era of travel and exploration, pla..
US$80.00
29 x 22 cm (11.5 x 8.5 inches).Thyme - Thymus serpyllumThis is an genuine antique chromolithograph from Kohler's Medicinal Plants which was published in 1890 by Hermann Kohler. In an era of travel and exploration, plants from around the world were being collected and bought back to Europe and eagerl..
US$80.00
Torch-weed
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29 x 22 cm (11.5 x 8.5 inches).Torch-weed -Verbascum thapsiforme This is an genuine antique chromolithograph from Kohler's Medicinal Plants which was published in 1890 by Hermann Kohler. In an era of travel and exploration, plants from around the world were being collected and bought back to Eu..
US$45.00 US$80.00
31 x 24 cm (12 x 9.5 inches).Fern-Leaf YarrowThis 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, rev..
US$90.00
31 x 24 cm (12 x 9.5 inches).Bottlebrush BuckeyeThis 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, ..
US$60.00
21 x 16 cm (8.25 x 6.25 inches)This antique copper plate engraving is by Pierre Pomet, a Paris apothecary.Pomet became chief druggist to King Louis XIV and a purveyor of medicinal remedies from distant lands.It was made in 1725 for Pomet's " A Compleat History of Drugges ". This was the most complet..
US$40.00
34 x 27 cm (13.5 x 10.5 inches)This is a genuine antique print of natural phenomena by Josiah Wood Whymper (1813-1903), an English painter, engraver and illustrator.Examples of his work are in the Victoria and Albert Museum in London.Like many of us, Whymper was fascinated by unusual natural phenome..
US$95.00
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 ..
US$80.00
26.5 x 20 cm (10.5 x 8 inches)Myrtus pimenta and Mycteria americanusThis 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..
US$40.00
29 x 22 cm (11.5 x 8.5 inches).Almond Blossoms © Amygdalus communisThis is an genuine antique chromolithograph from Kohler's Medicinal Plants which was published in 1890 by Hermann Kohler. In an era of travel and exploration, plants from around the world were being collected and bought back to Europ..
US$80.00
31.7 x 23.5 cm (12.5 x 9.2 inches). Primula megasaefolia This antique chromolithograph was made in 1903 for William Robinson, an Irish gardener and journalist whose ideas about wild gardening spurred the movement that led to the popularising of the English cottage garden. It's an original antique ..
US$65.00
24 x 14 cm (5.5 x 9.5 inches)Helianthemum alpestreThis 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 illustrations were by..
US$45.00
26.5 x 20 cm (10.5 x 8 inches)New Zealand Sky Lark, CandlewoodThis 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 illus..
US$40.00
21 x 16 cm (8.25 x 6.25 inches)This antique copper plate engraving is by Pierre Pomet, a Paris apothecary.Pomet became chief druggist to King Louis XIV and a purveyor of medicinal remedies from distant lands.It was made in 1725 for Pomet's " A Compleat History of Drugges ". This was the most complet..
US$50.00
21 x 16 cm (8.25 x 6.25 inches)This antique copper plate engraving is by Pierre Pomet, a Paris apothecary.Pomet became chief druggist to King Louis XIV and a purveyor of medicinal remedies from distant lands.It was made in 1725 for Pomet's " A Compleat History of Drugges ". This was the most complet..
US$50.00
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 ..
US$80.00
38 x 28 cm (15 x 11 inches).Armenian Tulip - T. Gesneriana Linn. ( T. Armena Boiss) This large 1930 vintage lithograph is by William Rickatson Dykes. William Dykes was an English amateur botanist who was Secretary of the Royal Horticultural Society and a fellow of the Linnean Society of London. Hi..
US$50.00
Asclepias Speciosa (3x)
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31 x 24 cm (12 x 9.5 inches).MilkwortThis 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 h..
US$90.00
24 x 16cm (9.5 x 6.5 inches)Astroloma splendenThis beautiful lithograph with original hand coloring was made in 1854-1855 and comes from Flore des Serres et des Jardins de l'Europe by Louis van Houtte, a famous nineteenth century Belgian horticulturalist. He employed plant collectors to bring back a..
US$60.00
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 ..
US$80.00
24 x 16 cm (9.5 x 6.25 inches).This antique lithograph was made in the 1890s by Edward Step and William Watson. Their work focussed on plants which gave brilliance and charm to the garden, and are some of the best antique botanical illustrations. The paper is high quality, matt with a subtle creamy..
US$70.00
26.5 x 20 cm (10.5 x 8 inches)Common LoonThis 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 a..
US$40.00
24 x 16cm (9.5 x 6.5 inches)Billbergia quesnelianaThis beautiful lithograph with original hand coloring was made in 1854-1855 and comes from Flore des Serres et des Jardins de l'Europe by Louis van Houtte, a famous nineteenth century Belgian horticulturalist. He employed plant collectors to bring ba..
US$60.00
26.5 x 20 cm (10.5 x 8 inches)FireshipThis 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 ..
US$40.00
24 x 16cm (9.5 x 6.5 inches)Momordica charantiaThis beautiful lithograph with original hand coloring was made in 1854-1855 and comes from Flore des Serres et des Jardins de l'Europe by Louis van Houtte, a famous nineteenth century Belgian horticulturalist. He employed plant collectors to bring back ..
US$60.00
21 x 16 cm (8.25 x 6.25 inches)This antique copper plate engraving is by Pierre Pomet, a Paris apothecary.Pomet became chief druggist to King Louis XIV and a purveyor of medicinal remedies from distant lands.It was made in 1725 for Pomet's " A Compleat History of Drugges ". This was the most complet..
US$50.00
24 x 15 cm (9.5x 6 inches)Phyllophora brodeaeiBlack SeaThese 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 e..
US$50.00
24 x 16cm (9.5 x 6.5 inches)Scilla natalensisThis beautiful lithograph with original hand coloring was made in 1854-1855 and comes from Flore des Serres et des Jardins de l'Europe by Louis van Houtte, a famous nineteenth century Belgian horticulturalist. He employed plant collectors to bring back at..
US$60.00
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