1845 Van Houtte Antique Flower Prints Blue Poppy, Iris, Lily, Pansy, Crocus

Toll Free Order Line: 1-888-PANTEEK (1-888-726-8335)
Please click on each image to enlarge and for prices
Click for Index Click for Page: 1 2 3 Next >
 
Poppy, Meconopsis simplicifolia Blue Poppy
LVF120 $65
Sale Price: $39
Morning Glory, Pharbitis rubro-caerulea
LVF121 $65
Sale Price: $39
Poppy, Meconopsis wallichii Blue Poppy
LVF122 $65
Sale Price: $39
Lord Melville
LVF126 $45
Sale Price: $25
Colchicum speciosum
LVF131 $45
Sale Price: $25
Hyacinthus orientalis
LVF128 $45
Sale Price: $25
Clematis patens
LVF135 $45
Sale Price: $25
Wisteria brachybotrys
LVF136 $55
Sale Price: $35
Clematis patens
LVF137 $45
Sale Price: $25
Scheeria mexicana
LVF138 $45
Sale Price: $25
Violet, Viola altaica
LVF139 $55
Sale Price: $35
Columbine, Aquilegia jugunda
LVF140 $55
Sale Price: $35
Passion Flower, Passiflora actinia
LVF141 $45
Sale Price: $25
Iris tectorum
LVF142 $45
Sale Price: $25
Morning Glory, Pharbitis limbata
LVF133 $55
Sale Price: $35
Primula cortusoides grandiflora
LVF144 $45
Sale Price:
SOLD
Dahlia, Jupiter
LVF145 $45
Sale Price: $25
Primula lilacina
LVF146 $45
Sale Price:
SOLD
Phalocallis plumbea
LVF147 $35
Sale Price: $19
Cypella caerulea
LVF148 $45
Sale Price: $25
Phalocallis plumbea
LVF149 $35
Sale Price: $19
Click for Index Click for Page: 1 2 3 Next >


1845 Van Houtte Antique Flower Prints Blue Poppy, Iris, Lily, Pansy, Crocus
ALL PRINTS ARE SINGLES SIZE 6 3/4 by 9 3/4 inches

Flore de Serres et des Jardins de l'Europe (Flowers of the Greenhouses and Gardens of Europe) was founded by Louis van Houtte, owner of the most successful nursery of the time on the European continent, and edited together with the prominent botanist Charles Lemaire.

The journal, with more than 2000 plates, was a showcase for lavish engravings of unique botanicals from around the world. The superbly illustrated plates, hand colored or finished lithographs enhanced with gum Arabic, contain a wonderful selection of plants following the interests of the famous contributors of the era - roses, bulbous plants, orchids, palms, rhododendrons, camellias and exotic plants among the 23 volumes.

Each single print measures approximately 6 1/2 inches by 9 3/4 inches. On the doubles, there is a central fold, as issued and shown in the image. The paper is a fine, thick white stock, with very little foxing or other defects. The coloring is spectacular. In most cases, there is an accompanying text page and a copy of the title page.

Most of the plants depicted in the journal were for sale in van Houtte's nursery, so in one sense these plates acted as his catalogue. It is fascinating to see the species considered the most desirable of the times, with a preponderance of orchids, roses, camellias, azaleas and rhododendrons, not to mention carnivorous plants, tropicals and other exotics. It is a true pleasure to take a step back in time to visit this illustrious nursery, the like of which would be hard to find today.

Click to Order

Click to Contact

Return to Main Page

Return to Lemaire Van Houtte

Return to Botanical Prints

Panteek ®

Copyright © 2014 Panteek.  All Rights Reserved.  Privacy Policy

Antique Prints from Panteek