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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.

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
24.5 x 14.5 cm (9.5 x 6 inches).PeruThis 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$60.00
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 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 subt..
US$70.00
Orchid (Dendrobium farmeri)
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24.5 x 14.5 cm (9.5 x 6 inches).ThailandThis 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 Europ..
US$60.00
24.5 x 14.5 cm (9.5 x 6 inches).Central AmericaThis 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$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$60.00
30.5 x 23.5 cm (12 x 9.25 inches).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 from around the..
US$95.00
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 chocoensisNouvelle Grenade,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 edu..
US$99.00
Orchid (Dendrobium aqueu)
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24.5 x 14.5 cm (9.5 x 6 inches).India 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..
US$50.00
30.5 x 23.5 cm (12 x 9.25 inches).Brazil. 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 from a..
US$75.00
34.5 x 26.0 cm (13.5 x 10.5 inches).There is a central fold, as issued and shown in the picture.Saccolabium giganteum var. IllustreSouth East AsiaThis lithograph is from L'Illustration Horticole by Jean Jules Linden, one of the finest botanical periodicals first published in Belgium in 1854. It aim..
US$79.00
24 x 16 cm (9.5 x 6.25 inches).GuetemalaThis 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 subt..
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.Vanda Roxburghi var. RubraAustralia, 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 e..
US$99.00
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$70.00
24 x 16 cm (9.5 x 6.25 inches).VenezuelaThis 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 subt..
US$60.00
26 x 17.5 cm (10.5 x 7 inches)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 from around the world and hopefully persuade the..
US$79.00
24.5 x 14.5 cm (9.5 x 6 inches).NepalThis 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 a..
US$50.00
26.5 x 19.0 cm (10.5 x 7.5 inches).Orchis spectabilis (orchid)This 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 ..
US$45.00
31 x 22.5 cm (12 x 9.5 inches).Cattleya intermediaBrazilThis 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$125.00
24.5 x 14.5 cm (9.5 x 6 inches).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 to Euro..
US$70.00
34.5 x 26.0 cm (13.5 x 10.5 inches).There is a central fold, as issued and shown in the picture.Laelia elegans var. albaBrazil,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 a..
US$79.00
23 x 14.0 cm (9.0 x 5.5 inches).Ophrys anthropophoraThis antique botanical print is from the first edition of James Sowerby 's famous work, English Botany. It is an original antique print made by printing from an engraved copper printing plate onto hand made paper. The hand painted coloring is ori..
US$40.00
24.5 x 14.5 cm (9.5 x 6 inches).ThailandThis 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 Europ..
US$60.00
Orchid - Military Orchis
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23 x 14.0 cm (9.0 x 5.5 inches).Orchis militarisThis antique botanical print is from the first edition of James Sowerby 's famous work, English Botany. It is an original antique print made by printing from an engraved copper printing plate onto hand made paper. The hand painted coloring is origina..
US$40.00
24.5 x 14.5 cm (9.5 x 6 inches).South AmericaThis 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 ..
US$70.00
24.5 x 14.5 cm (9.5 x 6 inches).India 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..
US$60.00
23 x 14.0 cm (9.0 x 5.5 inches).Orchis conopseaThis antique botanical print is from the first edition of James Sowerby 's famous work, English Botany. It is an original antique print made by printing from an engraved copper printing plate onto hand made paper. The hand painted coloring is original..
US$40.00
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$50.00
23 x 14.0 cm (9.0 x 5.5 inches).Ophrys nidus avisThis antique botanical print is from the first edition of James Sowerby 's famous work, English Botany. It is an original antique print made by printing from an engraved copper printing plate onto hand made paper. The hand painted coloring is origin..
US$40.00
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