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Orchids

Discover antique prints of orchids.

Orchids are a huge family of flowering plants. Many are spectacularly beautiful and fragrant. They have been used as food, perfumes and medicine.

Orchid collecting was a mania in the 18th and 19th centuries ! Orchid selling was big business. Hence, collecting expeditions travelled the world.

Scientists and artists studied and illustrated the orchids. Their beautiful illustrations were also used to help advertise orchids. They were printed as engravings and lithographs.

Choose from thousands of our antique prints of orchids. They are genuine antique prints.

26.5 x 19.0 cm (10.5 x 7.5 inches).Epidendrum venosumThis antique chromolithograph was made in 1878 and is from 'The Flowers and Ferns of the United States' by Thomas Meehan.Meehan was Professor of Vegetable Physiology for the Pennsylvania State Board of Agriculture. He was also the editor of The Ga..
US$65.00
24 x 16cm (9.5 x 6.5 inches)Dendrobium densiflorumThis beautiful lithograph with original hand coloring was made in 1851 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$50.00
27 x 17.7 cm (10.6 x 7 inches)BrazilThis 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..
US$79.00
29.5 x 23 cm (11.55 x 9 inches)Oncidium LanceanumSurinamThis 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 conservato..
US$95.00
28 x 21 cm (11 x 8.5 inches).Aerides crassifoliumPeru and ColombiaThis 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 ..
US$95.00
24.5 x 14.5 cm (9.5 x 6 inches).JavaThis 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..
US$70.00
24.5 x 14.5 cm (9.5 x 6 inches).This 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 and ea..
US$60.00
34.5 x 26.0 cm (13.5 x 10.5 inches).There is a central fold, as issued and shown in the picture.Cattleya nobiliorBrazilThis 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..
US$99.00
23 x 16 cm (9 x 6.5 inches)Laelia AncepsMexicoThis 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
27 x 17.7 cm (10.6 x 7 inches)BrazilThis 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..
US$79.00
27.5 x 20.5cm (10.5 x 8 inches). O. Cervantesi,crispum,Humeanum,Halli,Rossi majus 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 fl..
US$80.00
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
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 boo..
US$50.00
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 bo..
US$50.00
29.5 x 23 cm (11.55 x 9 inches)Cattleya LabiataBrazilThis 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 ..
US$95.00
24.5 x 15.5 cm (9.5 x 6 inches).Java and Ceylon (Sri Lanka)This original antique lithograph was made in 1872 by Edward Joseph Lowe. This series of prints portrayed amazingly attractive leaves, mainly from the tropics. The gorgeous coloring and elegant leaf shapes help give them a style that will nev..
US$50.00
34.5 x 26.0 cm (13.5 x 10.5 inches).There is a central fold, as issued and shown in the picture.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 bei..
US$99.00
21 x 13.5 cm (8.5 x 5.5 inches)This is an original hand colored stone lithograph made in 1857 by James Andrews. Andrews' talent for drawing flowers from nature in the most meticulous detail is shown to full advantage in his finely hand-colored stone lithographs of the highest quality. The hand colou..
US$75.00
26 x 17.5 cm (10.5 x 7 inches)JapanThis 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..
US$79.00
34.5 x 26.0 cm (13.5 x 10.5 inches).There is a central fold, as issued and shown in the picture.Aerides houlletianumVietnamThis 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..
US$99.00
24 x 16 cm (9.5 x 6.25 inches).BrazilThis 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 ..
US$50.00
Golden Orchid. Cattleya Aurea
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26 x 17.5 cm (10.5 x 7 inches)ColombiaThis 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 t..
US$79.00
Huntleya Orchid
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24 x 16cm (9.5 x 6.5 inches)Huntleya violaceaThis beautiful lithograph with original hand coloring was made in 1851 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 attract..
US$50.00
Spotted Ondontoglossum Orchid
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24 x 16cm (9.5 x 6.5 inches)Ondontoglossum naeviumThis beautiful lithograph with original hand coloring was made in 1851 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$50.00
White-Lipped Oncidium Orchid
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24 x 16cm (9.5 x 6.5 inches)Cyrtochilum leucochilumThis beautiful lithograph with original hand coloring was made in 1851 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$50.00
24 x 16cm (9.5 x 6.5 inches)Dendrobium paxtoniThis beautiful lithograph with original hand coloring was made in 1851 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 attrac..
US$50.00
30.5 x 24.5cm (15 x 9.5 inches)Thelymitra unifloraThis is an antique lithograph of New Zealand flora. It is from a work by Thomas Frederic Cheeseman and was published in 1914 in Wellington, New Zealand. At the time the botany of New Zealand was poorly known so Cheeseman made many collecting trips t..
US$125.00
26 x 17.5 cm (10.5 x 7 inches)BrazilThis 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..
US$79.00
27 x 17.7 cm (10.6 x 7 inches)BrazilThis 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..
US$39.00
27.5 x 20.5cm (10.5 x 8 inches). dendrobium nobiliu, Wardianum,Leechianum,Findleyanum 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 an..
US$80.00
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