Antique lithographs and hand colored engravings of Palms will bring the feeling of the Tropics into your home. Professional archival framing on our selection of palm trees is available. Some of the prints date as early as the mid seventeen hundreds while most were published in the mid to late 1800’s.

Framed Palm Trees Ready to Hang

Ready to hang, a beautiful small folio hand finished color lithographs published from 1869-1896 in Belgium. Used as illustrations for L’Illustration Horticole a horticultural magazine issued by subscription during the mid to late eighteen hundreds. Archival framing including double rag matting with a hint of crème, UV glass and an amazing high gloss burl wood molding. Each piece measures 20×24″. $400. each or the pair for $700. with free U.S. shipping.  Call Anne at 413-245-4197.

Assorted Palms & Palm Trees Artwork from 18th & 19th Centuries

Weinmann Palma Coccifera Hand Colored Copper Plate Engraving. c.1750 Germany. 10″ x 15″ $850.

Large Hand Finished Color Lithographs from 1869-1896

Large antique prints of palm trees from a Belgian periodic publication entitled L’Illustration Horticole and dating from 1869-1896. These are hand finished color (chromo) lithographs of palm trees. Measuring @10 1/2 x 13″, some have center folds, as issued. Brilliant intense colors and the mat up beautifully to 16×20″

Calamus Robustus 18869-1896 Single best image. $300.

Small Lithographs of Palm Trees Published 1860-1900

The colors are so vivid and bright!

Complete your tropical oasis whether it is a home on the ocean or a finishing touch to a bathroom. Our old engravings and lithographs are over 100 years old! Great old and rare antique botanical prints in a variety of sizes and price ranges will complete your space!

The oldest living palm is the cycad… Encephalartos Cycadifolius Color Lithograph. 1882. 7″ x 10.5″ $85.

Antique Lithography in Brief

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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