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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.

29 x 22 cm (11.5 x 8.5 inches).Orchis militaris 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 Europe and eagerly stud..
US$80.00
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$90.00
26 x 17.5 cm (10.5 x 7.0 inches).IndonesiaThis 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 persuad..
US$60.00
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
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
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$60.00
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$50.00
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 and ..
US$80.00
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$40.00
31.7 x 23.5 cm (12.5 x 9.2 inches).Laelio cattleya rex 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 whic..
US$65.00
27.5 x 20.5cm (10.5 x 8 inches).Laelia cinnabarina,purpurata and Cattelya Mendeli,citrina etc 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, vegeta..
US$80.00
Laelia Cattleya Orchid
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31.7 x 23.5 cm (12.5 x 9.2 inches).Laelio cattleya Empress of Russia 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 origina..
US$45.00
31.7 x 23.5 cm (12.5 x 9.2 inches).Laelia prestans oakwood var. 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 ant..
US$65.00
31.7 x 23.5 cm (12.5 x 9.2 inches).Lycaste mary gratrix 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 whi..
US$65.00
24 x 16 cm (9.5 x 6.25 inches).Colombia This antique lithograph was made in the 1890s by Edward Step and William Watson. Their work focused 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$70.00
27.5 x 20.5cm (10.5 x 8 inches).O. cirrhosum, Rossi, crispum,Harryanum,triumphans 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 flo..
US$80.00
24 x 16 cm (9.5 x 6.25 inches).JavaThis antique lithograph was made in the 1890s by Edward Step and William Watson. Their work focused 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 crea..
US$50.00
24 x 16cm (9.5 x 6.5 inches)Orchis pyramidalisThis 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
Slipper Orchid
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24 x 16cm (9.5 x 6.5 inches)Cypripedium humileThis 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 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$60.00
26 x 17.5 cm (10.5 x 7 inches)MalaysiaThis 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 th..
US$60.00
24 x 16cm (9.5 x 6.5 inches)Cypripedium pubescensThis 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$60.00
27 x 18 cm (10.5 x 7 inches).Cattleya aurea var. dowiana. This vintage lithograph was made from the original water colour drawing by Karl Alexander in the 1950s, using top quality 8 colour litho-offset printing and thick cartridge paper. Karl Alexander was an accomplished botanical illustrator. It i..
US$50.00
27 x 18 cm (10.5 x 7 inches).Cymbidium hybrid. This vintage lithograph was made from the original water colour drawing by Karl Alexander in the 1950s, using top quality 8 colour litho-offset printing and thick cartridge paper. Karl Alexander was an accomplished botanical illustrator. It is in excell..
US$50.00
25.5 x 16.5 cm (10 x 6.5 inches).Cypripedium concolorBurmaThis original antique lithograph was made in 1869 by James Shirley Hibberd. This relatively rare series of prints portrayed amazingly attractive leaves, mainly from the tropics. They were selected, in the words of Hibberd, with an eye to intr..
US$50.00
26 x 17.5 cm (10.5 x 7.0 inches) Mexico,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 p..
US$80.00
26 x 17.5 cm (10.5 x 7.0 inches).HimalayasThis 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 persuad..
US$60.00
25.5 x 16.5 cm (10 x 6.5 inches).Anaeoctochilus setaceusMalaysiaThis original antique lithograph was made in 1869 by James Shirley Hibberd. This relatively rare series of prints portrayed amazingly attractive leaves, mainly from the tropics. They were selected, in the words of Hibberd, with an eye t..
US$50.00
26 x 17.5 cm (10.5 x 7.0 inches).Cypripedium insigne lucianiThis 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..
US$60.00
26 x 17.5 cm (10.5 x 7.0 inches).GuatemalaThis 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 persuad..
US$80.00
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