Orchid Prints by Van Houtte & Linden published as antique lithographs from 19th century botany subscriptions… 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. Coming from 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 many have issue folds. Please inspect the images with care. Each hand finished color lithograph is in very good condition and has bright color. Each old orchid print measures @ 9 1/2 x 13″ and will frame up beautifully to 16×20.”
I have additional orchid prints by Van Houtte & Linden. If you would like to discuss your project or see additional images, please email or just dial 413-245-4197.
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…