Jan 112019

Our Lindenia Orchid Prints are antique lithographs by Jean Linden and published in Belgium circa 1885, coming from Iconographie des Orchidees …

Lindenia Orchid Prints. Iconographie des Orchidees. Jean Linden Iconic Orchid Hunter!

Lindenia… HORIZONTALS…  Anne Hall Antique Prints is pleased to offer Lindenia Orchid Prints, Antique Lithographs, by Jean Linden and published in Belgium circa 1885.  Hand finished color lithographs that are absolutely gorgeous! Each color seen was applied with a separate key stoned limestone plate called a lithograph.  They lithographs were printed in colors.  Each color used it’s own lithograph. This was a very laborious antique printing method. Then the chromolithograph was finished generally with water coloring, gum Arabic, or egg white (albumen).  Each old print measures about 10 1/2 high x 13 1/2 wide.

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Lindenia Orchids, Orchis Antique  Chromolithographs, Hand Finished.

Lindenia Orchid Prints. VERTICALS. Published in Belgium c.1885 of varieties of orchids. Coming from Iconographie des Orchidees These are hand finished color lithographs that are bold and clean. Each color seen was applied with key stoned limestone plates called lithographs. This was a very laborious antique printing method. Then finished generally with water coloring or gum Arabic, etc. accentuations by hand. Each old print measures about 10 1/2 wide x 13 1/2 high.

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Phone: 413-245-4197 Email: anne@annehallantiqueprints.com

Anne Hall Antique Prints is pleased to offer Lindenia Orchid Prints!

Anne Hall Antique Prints is pleased to offer Lindenia Orchid Prints, Antique Lithographs, by Jean Linden, published in Belgium c.1885 of all varieties of orchids. The thrill of discovering new species of Orchis was extremely popular during the 1800’s. Of course most of the people learning about the new species didn’t discover them themselves.  Rather they discovered the botanical illustration published from the specimens themselves.  Publishers would record all the important information.  Subscribers were the recipients of the published data.  The orchid hunters included Jean Linden, who traveled to  South and Central America.  Linden also sold plants in his Luxemburg nursery.  Hunters gathered specimens. Brought them back to their country to cultivate.  Specimens were shown off in museum curiosities in cities around the world.  There were also many privately held collections.


Jan 102019

Orchid prints… published as antique lithographs from 19th century botany subscriptions by Van Houtte & Linden… Old orchid prints for Louis Van Houtteano’s famous periodical publication entitled Flore des Serres (1845-1888) and for competitor Jean Linden’s periodical entitled L’Illustration Horticole (1869-1896).

Orchids: Louis VanHoutteano – Flora des Serres 1845-1888.

These are lovely old hand finished color lithographs were published in Belgium from 1845-1896. It is said that Van Houtte had the largest nursery on the continent. Louis Van Houtte opened his own lithography firm in order to produce images of what was for sale in his nursery catalogs. Each old orchid print measures @ 9 1/2 x 13″ Click here to contact us.

Orchids by Jean Linden- the Orchis Hunter L’Illustration Horticole

These antique lithographs of orchids are 19th century botanical prints.  L’Illustration Horticole was published in Belgium from 1869-1896.  Here, a collection of orchids which are double sized and have issue folds, so please inspect the images carefully. Each hand finished color lithograph is in very good condition and has bright color. Each old orchid print measures @ 9 1/2 x 13″

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The history of printing is a fascinating subject, especially when it came to orchid prints. Western Europe was unfamiliar with the tropical species that were being discovered in tropical and exotic places.   Thus producing images and documentary encyclopedias of Orchis required hiring and employing vast numbers of highly craftsmen. 

People had life long trades of professional crafts during the 17th, 18th,and 19th Centuries. Paper making, hand made rag papers, wove rag papers, all employed prior to making paper from trees as we do today.  Antique printing methods include copper plate engraving, steel plate engraving, wood engravings. Lithographs and chromolithographs. Illumination by Hand Coloring, using water colors, and printing in colors by limestone plates. That doesn’t even take into account obtaining or creating the illustrations, producing the documentation and text…

Phone: 413-245-4197 Email: anne@annehallantiqueprints.com

Jan 012019

Do you grow orchids or just love the way they look?  Find beautiful 19th century hand colored lithographs from Warner’s Orchid Album at Anne Hall Antique Prints!

Orchids: 19th Century Antique Lithographs, Hand Colored in Pinks & Purples!

Warner Orchid Prints in pinks & purples.  Hand colored lithographs of orchis varieties from England c.1885. 

9 1/2 x 12″ Your choice $200. for one, or $165. each in sets.      Click here to contact us.

Orchids from Warner’s Orchid Album. Hand Colored in Yellow & Orange!

The following orchid prints are hand colored lithographs. Tropical species of orchids, published in England c.1885. Stunning color and condition. Measure 9×12″ frame to 14×18 or 16×20 BEAUTIFULLY! Are you decorating a tropical home? Here we have orchids for tropical decorating.  

Prices range $100.- $150. each. Click here to contact us.


Get a great tropical look for your décor with our Antique Prints of Orchids!

Our orchids came from the  Warner Orchid Album.  Get tropical flair for your decorating purposes with these bright antique lithographs that were published in the mid 1800’s!  These tropical flowers are old orchis species.  Orchid life was depicted by early orchid hunters, naturalists searching the world for new species of orchis.  Hence the production of these old lithographs of a wide range of varieties which documented the findings from early expeditions.   And to confuse matters, nomenclature over the years has changed, and most orchids have been renamed over the years, while new species are still being discovered and named today. 

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