24 x 16cm (9.5 x 6.5 inches)This 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 attractive plants from a..
28 x 22 cm (11 x 8.5 inches)This beautiful copper plate engraving is from John Evelyn's Sylva, or A Discourse of Forest-Trees. It was published in London for the Royal Society in 1776 as an encouragement to landowners to plant trees to provide timber for England's burgeoning navy. The work was a suc..
22 x 14 cm (8.8 x 5.5 inches).Also shows Wormwood, Yarrow (or Milfoil)This fascinating antique chromolithograph of plants used in medicine was made in 1877 and comes from a work about medicinal plants by Benjamin Barton and Thomas Castle. Their aim was to give an accurate description of the medicina..
25.2 x 16.3cm (10 x 6.5 inches). This antique engraving of heraldry was made in the 1840s by Thomas Jack. Heraldry is a system of visual identification - think of it as an early form of branding ! Noble families wanted everyone to know how important they were. As most people could not read, heraldry..