Other Special Flowers: Morning-Glory, Magnolia, Hyacinth and Narcissus!

Other special flowers: Morning-Glory, Magnolia, Hyacinth, Narcissus, Daffodils.  Antique lithographs and hand colored engravings sourced from 18th and 19th Century Botany books & magazine publications. These antique gardening prints will provide plenty of ideas and inspiration in your decorating project. You’ll find beautiful flowers in galleries of antique lithographs & engravings. 

A set of 3 framed antique gloxinia lithographs from 1845-1888.

A trio of purple antique gloxinia lithographs from 1845-1888. Sourced from the largest nursery in Europe at the time. Louis Van Houtteano’s “Flore des Serres” published to illustrate available flora from the nursery. Archival mats, UV glass, explanations on reverse. High end wood frames. Gold leaf over red paint. Each piece measures 14×18″. Priced as a set of three for $750 shipped in the U.S..

Gift a gardener with something unusual! A Framed Fleur Animee Morning Glory from 1855.

Give the gardener who has everything a charming hand colored steel plate engraving from Paris, 1855. J.J. Grandville was creative when he depicted ladies animated into flowers. This is morning glory. The antique print is framed with museum matting, UV glass in a timeless gold leaf picture frame molding. A little wear to the frame.  Measuring 13 x 16″ $165. with free ground shipping within the U.S.

A 19th Century Collection of Antique Cyclamen Engravings

Other Special Flowers-Cyclamen Set of three Curtis Botanical Magazine hand colored engravings from c.1800.

Sourced from late 18th Century to early 19th Century Botanical magazines, these hand colored copper plate engravings botanical illustrations periodically.  These cyclamen come from the Curtis Botanical Magazine, founded in 1787 through about 1820. Each piece measures about 6 x 9 1/2″ $175. including US shipping for the three. Call Anne at 413-245-4197 to place your order, or to ask about the kinds flowers you are looking for.

Other Special Flowers: Convolvulus or Morning-Glory.

Sourced from late 18th Century to early 19th Century Botanical magazines, these hand colored copper plate engravings botanical illustrations periodically.  This is the entire collection of Morning-Glory from the Curtis Botanical Magazine, founded in 1787 through about 1820.

Convolvulus-Morning Glory of Family Convolvulaceae. Common historic names include Bind Weed, Ipomoea, Datura, and Morning-Glory! As with a lot of historic plants, many of the names have changed!  Each piece measures about 6 x 9 1/2″

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Hundreds of years ago, botany was discovered and recorded by naturalists and gardeners. were first discovered in the late 1500’s. Morning-glories were recorded for illustrated color plate botany books and botanical magazines. These were frequently issued on a periodic basis by subscription.

Imagine, today are over 1000 species of Convolvulus!

18th Century Magnolia Engravings by Curtis & Edwards:

These beautiful water colored copper plate engravings of magnolias come from the 19th Century periodical, Curtis Botanical Magazine. Each piece measures 9×14″ and were feature fold outs. Call Anne at 413-245-4197 and get friendly personalized service.

Other Special Flowers:  Hyacinths -Buchoz Jacinthes from 1781.

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.

Would you like to see Antique Geranium Prints? 
Find additional early antique botanical prints here!

Early 19th Century 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 $125. 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 best 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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