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Jane Webb Loudon (1807-1858) had a fascinating life. She was born in 1807 to to a wealthy family near Birmingham in England.
She was raised in luxury. Unfortunately her father's fortune evaporated and he died penniless in 1824 when she was 17. She found "on the winding up of his affairs that it would be necessary to do something for my support". So, Jane wrote an unusual science fiction novel called The Mummy. It was unusual as she wrote about foreseeable changes in technology, society, and fashion. For example, ladies wear trousers and hair ornaments of controlled flame. Surgeons and lawyers were steam-powered automatons. There is even a kind of Internet predicted in it.
She became fascinated with her husband's field of agriculture. She found gardening manuals confusing as they were written for experts. She decided to write more readable ones herself. Loudon's gardening manuals were beautifully illustrated. They had full page, hand coloured lithographs. Nowadays antique print collectors highly regard her prints.
Here are some of her botanical lithographs. They are antique prints, made in the 1850s.

31 x 23 cm (12 x 9.25 inches).Hispid Marsh Mallow and Tree MallowThis is an antique hand colored lithograph of wild flowers by Jane Loudon (1807-1858). Mrs Loudon had a fascinating, accomplished and challenging life. She was a pioneering authoress of early science fiction and (together with her husb..
US$70.00
31 x 23 cm (12 x 9.25 inches).This is an antique hand colored lithograph of wild flowers by Jane Loudon (1807-1858). Mrs Loudon had a fascinating, accomplished and challenging life. She was a pioneering authoress of early science fiction and (together with her husband) a leading horticulturalist of ..
US$100.00
31 x 23 cm (12 x 9.25 inches).Yellow Toad Flax and Great SnapdragonThis is an antique hand colored lithograph of wild flowers by Jane Loudon (1807-1858). Mrs Loudon had a fascinating, accomplished and challenging life. She was a pioneering authoress of early science fiction and (together with her hu..
US$50.00
31 x 23 cm (12 x 9.25 inches).Common Cistus, Common White Cistus, Sea HeathThis is an antique hand colored lithograph of wild flowers by Jane Loudon (1807-1858). Mrs Loudon had a fascinating, accomplished and challenging life. She was a pioneering authoress of early science fiction and (together wit..
US$90.00
31 x 23 cm (12 x 9.25 inches).White Stonecrop and Welsh Rock StonecropThis is an antique hand colored lithograph of wild flowers by Jane Loudon (1807-1858). Mrs Loudon had a fascinating, accomplished and challenging life. She was a pioneering authoress of early science fiction and (together with her..
US$50.00
31 x 23 cm (12 x 9.25 inches).Red Rattle, Alpine Bartsia and Eye-brightThis is an antique hand colored lithograph of wild flowers by Jane Loudon (1807-1858). Mrs Loudon had a fascinating, accomplished and challenging life. She was a pioneering authoress of early science fiction and (together with he..
US$50.00
31 x 23 cm (12 x 9.25 inches).Great Bird's Foot Trefoil, Lucerne and Heart Medich or CloverThis is an antique hand colored lithograph of wild flowers by Jane Loudon (1807-1858). Mrs Loudon had a fascinating, accomplished and challenging life. She was a pioneering authoress of early science fiction a..
US$50.00
31 x 23 cm (12 x 9.25 inches).Yelow OxytropisThis is an antique hand colored lithograph of wild flowers by Jane Loudon (1807-1858). Mrs Loudon had a fascinating, accomplished and challenging life. She was a pioneering authoress of early science fiction and (together with her husband) a leading horti..
US$50.00
Wild Carrot, Great Bur-Parsley, Small Hartswort, Sea Hogs Fennel
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31 x 23 cm (12 x 9.25 inches).Sea Samphire, Spignel or Bald Money, Common Hares Ear and Common AlexanderThis is an antique hand colored lithograph of wild flowers by Jane Loudon (1807-1858). Mrs Loudon had a fascinating, accomplished and challenging life. She was a pioneering authoress of early scie..
US$40.00
31 x 23 cm (12 x 9.25 inches).Spotted Dead Nettle and Ground IvyThis is an antique hand colored lithograph of wild flowers by Jane Loudon (1807-1858). Mrs Loudon had a fascinating, accomplished and challenging life. She was a pioneering authoress of early science fiction and (together with her husba..
US$50.00
31 x 23 cm (12 x 9.25 inches).Black Currant and Common GooseberrryThis is an antique hand colored lithograph of wild flowers by Jane Loudon (1807-1858). Mrs Loudon had a fascinating, accomplished and challenging life. She was a pioneering authoress of early science fiction and (together with her hus..
US$40.00
31 x 23 cm (12 x 9.25 inches).Monkey Orchis and Lizard OrchisThis is an antique hand colored lithograph of wild flowers by Jane Loudon (1807-1858). Mrs Loudon had a fascinating, accomplished and challenging life. She was a pioneering authoress of early science fiction and (together with her husband)..
US$50.00
31 x 23 cm (12 x 9.25 inches).Spotted Persicaria, Snake weed and Purple SpurgeThis is an antique hand colored lithograph of wild flowers by Jane Loudon (1807-1858). Mrs Loudon had a fascinating, accomplished and challenging life. She was a pioneering authoress of early science fiction and (together ..
US$50.00
31 x 23 cm (12 x 9.25 inches).Bugle and MotherwortThis is an antique hand colored lithograph of wild flowers by Jane Loudon (1807-1858). Mrs Loudon had a fascinating, accomplished and challenging life. She was a pioneering authoress of early science fiction and (together with her husband) a leading ..
US$50.00
31 x 23 cm (12 x 9.25 inches).Purple Cow-wheat and VervainiThis is an antique hand colored lithograph of wild flowers by Jane Loudon (1807-1858). Mrs Loudon had a fascinating, accomplished and challenging life. She was a pioneering authoress of early science fiction and (together with her husband) a..
US$50.00
31 x 23 cm (12 x 9.25 inches).Arctic or Dwarf Crimson Bramble and CloudberryThis is an antique hand colored lithograph of wild flowers by Jane Loudon (1807-1858). Mrs Loudon had a fascinating, accomplished and challenging life. She was a pioneering authoress of early science fiction and (together wi..
US$50.00
31 x 23 cm (12 x 9.25 inches).Cross-leaved Heath, Cornish Heath, Red Bear Berry, Yellow Bird's Nest Orchid,r, Irish MenziesiaThis is an antique hand colored lithograph of wild flowers by Jane Loudon (1807-1858). Mrs Loudon had a fascinating, accomplished and challenging life. She was a pioneering au..
US$40.00
31 x 23 cm (12 x 9.25 inches).Touch-me-notThis is an antique hand colored lithograph of wild flowers by Jane Loudon (1807-1858). Mrs Loudon had a fascinating, accomplished and challenging life. She was a pioneering authoress of early science fiction and (together with her husband) a leading horticul..
US$40.00
31 x 23 cm (12 x 9.25 inches).This is an antique hand colored lithograph of wild flowers by Jane Loudon (1807-1858). Mrs Loudon had a fascinating, accomplished and challenging life. She was a pioneering authoress of early science fiction and (together with her husband) a leading horticulturalist of ..
US$40.00
31 x 23 cm (12 x 9.25 inches).Meadow sweet or Queen of the MeadowsThis is an antique hand colored lithograph of wild flowers by Jane Loudon (1807-1858). Mrs Loudon had a fascinating, accomplished and challenging life. She was a pioneering authoress of early science fiction and (together with her hus..
US$30.00
31 x 23 cm (12 x 9.25 inches).Hairy London Pride, Cream Colored London PrideThis is an antique hand colored lithograph of wild flowers by Jane Loudon (1807-1858). Mrs Loudon had a fascinating, accomplished and challenging life. She was a pioneering authoress of early science fiction and (together wi..
US$30.00
31 x 23 cm (12 x 9.25 inches).Fringer Buck Bean and Woody NightshadeThis is an antique hand colored lithograph of wild flowers by Jane Loudon (1807-1858). Mrs Loudon had a fascinating, accomplished and challenging life. She was a pioneering authoress of early science fiction and (together with her h..
US$50.00
Bird's Nest Orchis and Lady's Tresses Orchid
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31 x 23 cm (12 x 9.25 inches).Marsh Helleborine, Purple HelleborineThis is an antique hand colored lithograph of wild flowers by Jane Loudon (1807-1858). Mrs Loudon had a fascinating, accomplished and challenging life. She was a pioneering authoress of early science fiction and (together with her hu..
US$0.00
Coral-root, Common Lady's Smock, Butter Cress
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31 x 23 cm (12 x 9.25 inches).Common Rock Cress and Great Sea StockThis is an antique hand colored lithograph of wild flowers by Jane Loudon (1807-1858). Mrs Loudon had a fascinating, accomplished and challenging life. She was a pioneering authoress of early science fiction and (together with her hu..
US$0.00
Field Chickweed, Corn Cockle, Great Stitchwort
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31 x 23 cm (12 x 9.25 inches).Ragged Robin and German CatchflyThis is an antique hand colored lithograph of wild flowers by Jane Loudon (1807-1858). Mrs Loudon had a fascinating, accomplished and challenging life. She was a pioneering authoress of early science fiction and (together with her husband..
US$0.00
Flowering Rush, Lily of the Valley, Solomon's Seal
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31 x 23 cm (12 x 9.25 inches).Herb Paris and Butcher's BroomThis is an antique hand colored lithograph of wild flowers by Jane Loudon (1807-1858). Mrs Loudon had a fascinating, accomplished and challenging life. She was a pioneering authoress of early science fiction and (together with her husband) ..
US$0.00
Lesser Water Plantain, Arrowhead, Water Soldier
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31 x 23 cm (12 x 9.25 inches).Frogbit and Floating Water PlantainThis is an antique hand colored lithograph of wild flowers by Jane Loudon (1807-1858). Mrs Loudon had a fascinating, accomplished and challenging life. She was a pioneering authoress of early science fiction and (together with her husb..
US$0.00
Sloe or Blackthorn, Wild Cherry and Bird Cherry
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31 x 23 cm (12 x 9.25 inches).This is an antique hand colored lithograph of wild flowers by Jane Loudon (1807-1858). Mrs Loudon had a fascinating, accomplished and challenging life. She was a pioneering authoress of early science fiction and (together with her husband) a leading horticulturalist of ..
US$0.00
Hawthorn, Common Cotoneaster, Wild Apple
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31 x 23 cm (12 x 9.25 inches).White Beam Tree and True Service TreeThis is an antique hand colored lithograph of wild flowers by Jane Loudon (1807-1858). Mrs Loudon had a fascinating, accomplished and challenging life. She was a pioneering authoress of early science fiction and (together with her hu..
US$0.00
Jack in the Hedge or Sauce Alone, Hedge Mustard
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31 x 23 cm (12 x 9.25 inches).WoadThis is an antique hand colored lithograph of wild flowers by Jane Loudon (1807-1858). Mrs Loudon had a fascinating, accomplished and challenging life. She was a pioneering authoress of early science fiction and (together with her husband) a leading horticulturalist..
US$0.00
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