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High Res Images: 42 Artworks From The Magazine of Botany by Joseph Paxton

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Antique print. High Res Images: 42 Artworks From The Magazine of Botany by Joseph Paxton
High Res Images: 42 Artworks From The Magazine of Botany by Joseph Paxton

High Res Images: 42 Artworks From The Magazine of Botany by Joseph Paxton

Accurate, high resolution scans of 42 antique pictures of beautiful flowers from Sir Joseph Paxton's Magazine of Botany from 1837.

Images are 300ppi and will be sent to you by file transfer, usually within 1 working day.

The scans were made from hand colored antique engravings.
They were in excellent condition and were ~9.5 x 6 inches (24 cm x 15 cm). Paxton was a hugely talented man. He 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 House served as a model for his design of the Crystal Palace for the London Exhibition of 1851. Incredibly, he designed this giant, intricate building in less than 9 days on a piece of blotting paper. The man must have been a genius! These days he is best remembered for his very high quality botanical periodicals such as Paxtons Magazine of Botany which was published in 16 vols from 1834-49.


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Scans are of the original antique prints and are exactly same dimensions.
Scans are saved as lossless bitmap or Tif files so all detail is retained (unlike jpg files).
Prints were scanned and saved at 300ppi. Each image file is several megabytes large.
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Much more detailed and higher quality than the images on this web site. When printed on a typical ink jet printer they are a very close match to the original antique prints.
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Contents List

Curled Nightshade. Solanum Crispum.
Three Lobed Birth Wort. Aristolochia trilobata.
Very Pretty Flower Fence. Poinciana pulcherrima.
Cushion Lipped Orchid. Oncidium divaricatum.
Aloe Leaved Yucca or Spanish Bayonet. Yucca Aloifolia.
Splendid Crimson Kennedia. Kennedia splendens.
Talisman Slipper Wort. Caceolaria corymbosa var Talisman.
White Flowered Winged Thunbergia. Thunbergia alata var alba.
Californian Poppy or Saffron colored Eschscholtzia. Eschscholtzia crocea.
Morning Glory. Ipomaea horsfalliae.
Banana (double sized fold out print). Musa cavendishii.
Oleander - first ever illustration of this species. Nerium Thyrsiflorum.
Great Flowered Scarlet Ixora. Ixora Grandiflora.
Orchid. Dendobrium moniliforme.
Mr Mackay's Zygopetalon. Zygopetalon mackaii.
Reddish Blue Morning Glory. Ipomaea rubra caerulea.
Captain Rowe's Camellia (double sized fold out print). Camellia reticulata.
Vine Leaved Phacelia. Phacelia vinifolia.
Azalea. Azalea Rawsonii.
Platanus Leaved Begonia. Begonia platanifolia.
Blue Ginger or Blue Flowered Bamboo. Dichorisandria thyrsiflora.
Cunningham's Acacia. Acacia vestita.
Splendid hibiscus. Hibiscus splendens.
Centaury - used by ancient Greeks for healing. Chironia nervis.
Showy Nemophila. Nemophila insignis.
Ground Cistus Rhodendron. Rhododendron chamaecistus.
Protea. Dryandra longifolia.
Captain Mangle's Rhodanthe. Rhodanthe manglesii.
Cock's Comb Coral Tree. Erythrina crista-galli.
Heliconia (double sized fold out print). Heliconia braziliensis.
Snapdragon. Collinsia bicolor
Scarlet Flowered Mimulus. Mimulus cardinalis.
Pagoda Flower. Clerodendrum speciosissimum.
Californian annuals. Leptosiphon androsaceus.
Purple Side Saddle Flower (Carnivorous). Sarracenia purpurea.
Australian Wild Flower. Hovea celsis.
Carolina Gardoquia. Gardoquia hookeri.
Pungent Leaved Eutaxia. Eutaxia pungens.
Common Ladies Slipper Orchid. Cypripedium calceolus.
Mr Murray's Scarlet penstemon. Penstemon murrayanus.
Narcissus flowered ismene (double sized fold out print). Ismene amancaes.
Witsenia. Witsenia corymbosa.

Date Made1800-1849
Main ColorMulticolored
Size Category21 to 30 cm [8 to 12 inches]