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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.

23 x 14 cm (9.5 x 5.5 inches).Neottia acaulisTrinidadThis 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$40.00
26 x 17.5 cm (10.5 x 7.0 inches).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 being gathered from around the world and hopefully persuade them to..
US$80.00
27 x 18 cm (10.5 x 7 inches).Cypripedium parviflorum.North 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$50.00
27 x 18 cm (10.5 x 7 inches).Dendrobium fimbriatum var. oculatum.India, Nepal,Bhutan,Bangladesh,China,Thailand,Malaysia,BhutanThis 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 p..
US$50.00
27 x 18 cm (10.5 x 7 inches).Dendrobium nobile var. cooksonii.HimalayasThis 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$50.00
27 x 18 cm (10.5 x 7 inches).Laeliocattleya Cambrai var. celle. 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..
US$50.00
27 x 18 cm (10.5 x 7 inches).Ondontoglossum crispum hybrid.ColombiaThis 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 illustra..
US$50.00
27 x 18 cm (10.5 x 7 inches).Ondontoglossum grande.GuatemalaThis 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..
US$50.00
27 x 18 cm (10.5 x 7 inches).Oncidium kramerianum.Costa Rica,Panama,Colombia,Ecuador,PeruThis 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 accomplis..
US$50.00
26 x 17.5 cm (10.5 x 7.0 inches).America, AsiaThis 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 per..
US$80.00
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 in ..
US$50.00
26 x 17.5 cm (10.5 x 7.0 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 t..
US$80.00
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 illustrat..
US$50.00
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 illus..
US$50.00
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 illustrator..
US$50.00
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 excell..
US$50.00
26 x 17.5 cm (10.5 x 7.0 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..
US$60.00
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
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 excel..
US$50.00
26 x 17.5 cm (10.5 x 7.0 inches).Costa 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 world and hopefully persua..
US$80.00
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 in ..
US$50.00
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 fr..
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$50.00
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 j..
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
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
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
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