Other Special Flowers: Magnolia, Hyacinth and Narcissus!

Other special flowers including Magnolia, Hyacinth and Narcissus.  Antique lithographs and hand colored engravings sourced from 18th and 19th Century Botany publications.


18th Century Magnolia Engravings by Curtis & Edwards:

Other Special Flowers:  Buchoz Jacinthes

18th Century Hand Colored Engravings of Hyacinths or Jacinthes:


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Other Special Flowers: Magnolias

Antique Prints of Magnolias.  These were published periodically in France & Belgium.  Antique magnolia prints are Rare. Very few botanical illustrations of Magnolias published during the 18th & 19th Centuries.  Included here is the work of Van Houtteano, Verschaffelt,  Curtis and Edwards.  19th Century engravings & lithographs, hand colored.  Each antique print is priced individually. 


Gardening Info on Magnolias:

Today there are some 80 different kinds of Magnolias.  They can be evergreenssemi evergreen, or the kind we have in the Southern United States are big beautiful deciduous species of trees.  

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Would you like to see Antique Geranium Prints? See Geraniums

Narcissus & Daffodils by Curtis –

Antique hand colored copper plate engravings c.1820.  Narcissus by Curtis and Edwards.  English hand colored copper plate engravings on rag paper.  Each antique print has been double matted in rag to a standard size,  measuring 11×14″  Priced at a reasonable $85. each.

Special flowers including old engravings of Daffodils.  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.  Pleasing for the collector and gardener alike.  

Are you looking for the famous lilies?  Elwes Lilies & Victoria Regia

Email Anne or Mark:   oldprint@verizon.net  or call 413-245-4197 with your special request!

Copper plate engraving & lithography in brief:

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.

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