Geraniums Antique Engravings of Pelargoniums

Geraniums antique engravings of Pelargoniums coming from Robert Sweet’s Geraniceae, or Genus of Pelargonium. Considered “the finest work ever published on the subject.” The extraordinary bright watercolors bring the engravings to life, though centuries old.

Robert Sweet Geraniceae: Exquisite Geraniums Antique Engraving

Geraniums coming from Robert Sweet’s Geraniceae, or Genus of Pelargonium is considered to be the finest work ever published on the subject.  The geraniums antique engravings are English, hand-colored plates, on high quality rag hand made paper. The water coloring is original, very intense, and bright. They are all in excellent condition. These old prints are some the best images of Sweet’s work.  Each engraving measures about 6 x 9 1/2″ and are priced at $100.-$175. each. More are available in the shop!

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Genus Pelargonium: Robert Sweet Hand Colored Antique Geranium Engravings

Authored by Robert Sweet Genus Pelargonium. The early 19th century botanical illustrations are nearly 200 years old. Published in the 1820’s for illustrated botany magazines which were subscribed to. Once the collection was complete, the issues were bound into books. Each piece is a hand colored (with watercolors) after they printed from copper plate engravings. The paper is hand made rag paper. Published in England. Individually dated with it’s publication date. Each piece measures 6 x 9 1/2″. Perfect for framed pieces from 11×14 to up to 16×20 with frames. $125 each. 2 or more free shipping. Call Anne at 413-245-4197 to place your order.

Geraniums antique prints and engravings from centuries ago. For further help pleas email Anne or Mark at Or call 413-245-4197 with your special request and to see more.

Learn & read more about aromatic geraniums, from Roger Swain

For an early account reference on geraniums, read an in depth paper by Roger Swain, which was published for Harvard University, in 1974. Here’s Roger speaking with Anne at the Connecticut Flower Show. They both appreciate Harvard Forest & antique botanical illustrations.

Copper Plate Engraving in Brief:

A copper plate engraving is an antique printing method whereas a very thin flat piece of copper was attached to a block of wood. Tools called burins were used to engrave into the copper the desired image. The copper plate was carefully inked up and printed onto a slightly damp piece of hand made rag paper, in this case light wove paper. Next the watercolors added by hand.