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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.

Miltonia Rosea Orchid
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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..
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Orchid
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Lissochilus MilanjianusCentral 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 horticultu..
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Orchid (Cattleya Mossiae)
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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 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..
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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 ..
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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..
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Orchid and Indian Canna Lily
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23.5 x 16.2 cm (9.25 x 6.4 inches)Orchis maculata and Canna speciosaThis fascinating hand coloured botanical lithograph was made in Milan in 1847 by Ambrogio Robiati. Under each illustration is a detailed description in Italian in attractive Italic font.It is a genuine antique, not a reproduction an..
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Orchid Cattleya Chocoensis
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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 educ..
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Orchid Nobile
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26 x 17.5 cm (10.5 x 7.0 inches).dendrobium nobile nobiliusChinaThis 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..
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Orchid, Lizard Satyrion Or Orchis
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23 x 14.0 cm (9.0 x 5.5 inches).Satyrium hircinumThis 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..
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Orchid. Cypripedium Spicerianum
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34.5 x 26 cm (13.5 x 10.5 inches).There is a central fold, as issued and shown in the picture.IndonesiaThe floral emblem of Queensland. Now classified as Vappodes phalaenopsisThis lithograph is from L'Illustration Horticole by Jean Jules Linden, one of the finest botanical periodicals first publishe..
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Orchid. The Mysore Hexantre
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28 x 21 cm (11 x 8.5 inches).Hexacentris mysorensis (Blind stamp in corner)IndiaThis 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..
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Orchid: Miltonia spectabilis
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24 x 16cm (9.5 x 6.5 inches)Miltonia spectabilisThis 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..
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Palmate Orchis, Lizard Orchis and Pyramidal Orchis
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24.0 x 16.0 cm (9.5 x 6.3 inches).Wild OrchidsThis is an original antique lithograph made in 1860 by Anne Pratt (1806-1893), a botanical illustrator from Kent, England, responsible for popularising botany. It is in very good condition. The colors are fresh and bright. The image is on one side of the..
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Pineapple Orchid
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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..
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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..
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Tiger-like Orchid
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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 horticultu..
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White Sun Orchid and Striped Sun Orchid
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30.5 x 24.5cm (15 x 9.5 inches)Thelymitra longifoliaThis 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..
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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..
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Orchid. Cypripedium Lawrenceanum.
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26 x 17.5 cm (10.5 x 7 inches)BorneoCritically Endangered. Now called Paphiopedilum lawrenceanumThis 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 bein..
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The Spotted Pleione and Bottle Pleione Orchids
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28 x 21 cm (11 x 8.5 inches).Pleione maculata and lagenariaHimalayasThis 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 conservator..
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Orchid. Miltonia spectabilis
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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..
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Mrs Harrison's Cattleya Orchid
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23 x 16 cm (9 x 6.5 inches)Cattleya HarrisoniaeThis 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..
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Orchid: The Speckled Odontoglot
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28 x 21 cm (11 x 8.5 inches).Odontoglussum neviumColombiaThis 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 at Chatsw..
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Orchid. Oncidium Concolor
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26 x 17.5 cm (10.5 x 7 inches)Brazil,Argentina,UruguayThis 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 hopef..
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Cattleya Superba orchid
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26 x 17.5 cm (10.5 x 7.0 inches).Cattleya superba var. splendensThis 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..
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Cymbidium Orchid
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31.7 x 23.5 cm (12.5 x 9.2 inches).Cymbidium rhodochilum 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 wh..
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Masdevallia Orchids
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27.5 x 20.5cm (10.5 x 8 inches).Harryana, Veitchi, Lindeni, Ignea, Armini, ephippium 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, vegetables ..
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Orchid. Pescatorea Lehmanii
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26 x 17.5 cm (10.5 x 7 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 bu..
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The Transparent dendrobe Orchid
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28 x 21 cm (11 x 8.5 inches).Dendrobium transparensIndia, NepalThis 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 at ..
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The Bent Orchid. Oncidium Incurvum
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26 x 17.5 cm (10.5 x 7.0 inches).Oncidium incurvum var. Fl. AlboMexicoThis 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..
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