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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.

22.5 x 15.5 cm (9 x 6 inches).Oncidium CitrinumThis 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 Chat..
US$75.00
24 x 16cm (9.5 x 6.5 inches)ColombiaThis 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 attractive ..
US$50.00
32.5 x 24cm (12.75 x 6.5 inches)This 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 attractive plan..
US$90.00
24 x 16cm (9.5 x 6.5 inches)Tropaelum chrysanthumThis 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 bac..
US$50.00
Olives, Capers, Capuchins, Damask Raisins, Currants, Figs, Chesnut And Filbert
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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$60.00
32.5 x 24cm (12.75 x 6.5 inches)This 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 attractive plan..
US$90.00
Orchid: Dwarf Hairy Lipped Epidendrum
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23 x 14 cm (9.5 x 5.5 inches).Epidendrum humileNepalThis antique botanical print is from James Edward Smith's work "Exotic Botany" and was made in 1806. The engravings were based on drawings by a renowned illustrator of natural history works about botany, conchology and fossils. He also wrote a book..
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$60.00
32.5 x 24cm (12.75 x 6.5 inches)This 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 attractive plan..
US$100.00
23 x 14 cm (9 x 5.5 inches).Scarlet-fleshed Rock MelonThis antique botanical print was made in the 1870s by William Mackenzie in London. It is an original antique, not a reproduction. It was made by lithography and has attractive and original hand finished coloring, embellished with the sheen of she..
US$125.00
24 x 16cm (9.5 x 6.5 inches)Datura humilisThis 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 attra..
US$50.00
32.5 x 24cm (12.75 x 6.5 inches)This 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 attractive plan..
US$90.00
24 x 16cm (9.5 x 6.5 inches)This 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 attractive plants f..
US$50.00
Walnut and Lemon Trees
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40 x 24.5 cm (15.5 x 9.75 inches).Hortus nucumThis antique copper plate engraving was made in 1731 for Scheuchzer's incredible Physica Sacra.It has hand painted water colouring embellished with metallic gold/silver paint. The engraving is on chain lined paper with strong plate marks. The paper has a..
US$225.00
24 x 16cm (9.5 x 6.5 inches)Trillium grandiflorumThis 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 bac..
US$50.00
34.5 x 22.3 cm (13.5 x 8.8 inches).BrazilThis original antique engraving was made in 1778. It is from a "A New and Complete Collection of Voyages and Travels" by John Hamilton Moore, and was printed by Alexander Hogg in London. Moore described some of the most interesting discoveries and adventures ..
US$90.00
Orchid: Purple Fringed Epidendrum
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23 x 14 cm (9.5 x 5.5 inches).Epidendrum praecoxNepalThis antique botanical print is from James Edward Smith's work "Exotic Botany" and was made in 1806. The engravings were based on drawings by a renowned illustrator of natural history works about botany, conchology and fossils. He also wrote a boo..
US$50.00
Camellia Madame P de Pannemaeker
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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..
US$60.00
24 x 16cm (9.5 x 6.5 inches)This 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 attractive plants f..
US$50.00
38 x 28 cm (15 x 11 inches). Kaufmanniana RegelThis 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.His wife was Elsie Katherine Dykes. She wa..
US$35.00
32 x 19.5 cm (12.5 x 7.75 inches).ChinaThis original antique lithograph was made in the 1860s by Edmonston and Douglas in England and is from a set of prints, The Instructive Picture Book, created to educate children of wealthy families. They are some of the most attractive antique prints of animals..
US$190.00
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$60.00
26 x 17.5 cm (10.5 x 7.0 inches).Primula sinesisChinaThis 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 hopefu..
US$60.00
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 Pari..
US$75.00
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$35.00
38 x 28 cm (15 x 11 inches).T. Sprengeri BakerThis 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.His wife was Elsie Katherine Dykes. She was..
US$35.00
42 x 24.5 cm (16.5 x 9.75 inches) Leaves, Parts of Cups, Flowers and FruitsThis large antique copper plate engraving is by George Selby Howard he was a distinguished English scientist and lawyer. It was made in 1788 for "The New Royal Cyclopaedia and Encyclopaedia". The engraving is printed on chain..
US$75.00
24 x 16cm (9.5 x 6.5 inches)Stylidium recurvum, AustraliaThis 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 b..
US$50.00
29.5 x 23 cm (11.55 x 9 inches)Poinsettia PulcherrimaThis 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 a..
US$75.00
46 x 32.5 cm (18 x 12.7 inches)D. Herzilia de Freitas MagalhaesPortugalThis is a superb, high quality lithograph by one of the best botanical artists of the 20th century, Paul Jones (1921-1997) an Australian artist who specialized in painting beautiful plants and flowers in a style reminiscent of Th..
US$75.00
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