Special flowers including old engravings of Geraniums & Begonias. Spring flowers include Iris, Daffodils & Tulips. We are pleased to offer old botanical prints by Curtis, Edwards & Sweet. These are antiques of flowers that deserve their own category. These old botany were prints produced over 100 years ago. Antique flower prints are old engravings and lithographs that were produced a long time ago for botanical magazines. They were produced by Sweet, Curtis & Edwards and other botanical illustrators from the 1700′s through the 1800′s. Do you love to grow begonias? Did you know that Iris means thoughtful! Here are old prints of special varieties of flowers including Geraniums, Begonias, Iris, Daffodils & Tulips. Old botany prints for the collector and gardener alike. Here ye, here ye… antique botany prints for sale from Anne Hall Antique Prints!
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A copper plate engraving is an antique printing method whereas a thin paper like piece of copper was attached to a block of wood. Tools called burins were used to engrave into the copper. The copper plate was carefully inked up and printed onto a piece of hand made rag paper. Water colors could be added by hand.
Lithography is an antique printing method. Generally a lithograph was printed in one color. A type of greasy crayon was used to draw onto a special type of limestone, with just the right porosity. After the image was completed, the limestone was emerged into nitric acid, burning away what was not under the greasy crayon, leaving that portion in relief. It was inked up and printed. The image frequently was illuminated with water colors.
Chromolithography is an antique printing method whereas each color was printed from a key stoned limestone plate. An extended version of lithography, quite laborious requiring a very skilled craftsman to get the registration just right and not distorted. Botanical illustrations done this way were frequently hand finished with water colors and almubin, egg whites or gum Arabic to enhance the image.