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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.

27 x 18 cm (10.5 x 7 inches). Oncidium tigrinum. MexicoThis 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 i..
US$45.00
26 x 17.5 cm (10.5 x 7.0 inches).Epidendrum conspicumBrazilThis 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$79.00
27 x 18 cm (10.5 x 7 inches). Paphiopedilum callosum. China,ThailandThis 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 illustr..
US$45.00
27 x 18 cm (10.5 x 7 inches). Paphiopedilum Resolute x Caroline Grant. 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 illu..
US$45.00
27 x 18 cm (10.5 x 7 inches). Phragmopedilum grande. South AmericaThis 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 illustrat..
US$45.00
27 x 18 cm (10.5 x 7 inches). Stanhopea 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 excel..
US$45.00
26 x 17.5 cm (10.5 x 7.0 inches).Microstylis bellaMalaysiaThis 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$59.00
24.5 x 14.5 cm (9.5 x 6 inches).South East AsiaThis 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 t..
US$70.00
26 x 17.5 cm (10.5 x 7.0 inches).Catasetum splendens aureo maculatumBrazil,West IndiesThis 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 gathere..
US$79.00
27 x 18 cm (10.5 x 7 inches). Vandanthe kupperi. 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 exce..
US$45.00
26 x 17.5 cm (10.5 x 7.0 inches).Ondontoglossum krameriCosta RicaThis 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 wor..
US$79.00
24.5 x 14.5 cm (9.5 x 6 inches).Himalaysa, Myanmar, Java and SumatraThis 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 collec..
US$60.00
27 x 18 cm (10.5 x 7 inches). Vanda tricolor. IndonesiaThis 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 i..
US$45.00
26 x 17.5 cm (10.5 x 7.0 inches).Phalaenopsis violacea var. SchroderiSumatra,BorneoThis 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 f..
US$79.00
Trichocentrum tigrinumCentral America9.5 x 6 inches (24 x 15½ cm). 1890sThis original antique lithograph is from The Botanical Magazine by William Curtis. It was made in the 1890s, has original hand colouring and is in very good condition.The Botanical Magazine was one of the first British horticult..
US$70.00
Satyrium coriifoliumSouth Africa9.5 x 6 inches (24 x 15½ cm). 1890sThis original antique lithograph is from The Botanical Magazine by William Curtis. It was made in the 1890s, has original hand colouring and is in very good condition.The Botanical Magazine was one of the first British horticultural ..
US$50.00
26 x 17.5 cm (10.5 x 7.0 inches).Coelogyne lagenariaHimalayasThis 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 a..
US$39.00
24 x 16 cm (9.5 x 6.25 inches).Philippines 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 ..
US$50.00
22.5 x 15.5 cm (9 x 6 inches).dendobrium moniliformeJapan,ChinaThis 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 cons..
US$65.00
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).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$50.00
24.5 x 14.5 cm (9.5 x 6 inches).South-east AsiaThis 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 t..
US$70.00
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 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 cr..
US$50.00
22.5 x 15.5 cm (9 x 6 inches).Zygopetalon mackaiiBrazilThis 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$85.00
24.5 x 14.5 cm (9.5 x 6 inches).MexicoThis 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 ..
US$50.00
24.5 x 14.5 cm (9.5 x 6 inches).East IndiesThis 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 Eu..
US$50.00
24.5 x 14.5 cm (9.5 x 6 inches).GuatemalaThis 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 Euro..
US$60.00
30.5 x 23.5 cm (12 x 9.25 inches).South America. Double sized fold out print with two horizontal fold linesThis 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 ..
US$85.00
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
43.5 x 31 cm (17 x 12 inches)Phaius grandiflorusThis large floral lithograph is by Robert John Thornton he was an English physician and botanical writer. It was made in 1951 in England on cream coloured thick paper and is in excellent condition. © Fine Rare Prints..
US$75.00
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