Linden Orchid Prints Lindenia 1885


While our images are electronically watermarked, the antique prints themselves are not.

Vanda sanderiana Orchid LIN630 $95 Sale Price: $65
Each print measures approximately 10 1/2 inches by 14 inches

During the time that Europe was in the grip of “orchid fever”, which some orchid lovers might say has never passed, Belgium became a dominant force in the cultivation of orchids. Jean Linden (1817-1898) was a famed "orchid hunter" during this time, organizing many trips to hunt orchids in their native habitats all over the world, and importing back to Belgium over a thousand species. Similar to other great enthusiasts of the day, such as Conrad Loddiges in England, he founded a nursery in Brussels with the help of his son. Together, they published this superb work on orchids "Iconographie des Orchidees" in two parts. The first series of 10 volumes was published from 1885-1894 & the second series of 7 volumes from 1895-1901. Ref: Great Flower Books (1990) p160. We are currently offering a selection of prints from the first series published from 1885-1894.

As an orchid raiser, it is fair to say that some of these beautiful highly colored lithographs are almost larger than life. The colors are very intense & vivid, with the high quality heavy paper stock still quite white. Many of the plates are in pristine condition, as fresh as the day they were published, over 100 years ago.

Each single print measures approximately 10 1/2 by 14 inches, and the doubles 22 by 14 inches. Please review the photos carefully as they are very accurate. PLEASE NOTE: These prints are from the GENUINE ORIGINAL EDITION and are not later copies. The original descriptive text is included with each print.

We accept credit cards & PayPal. Florida state residents pay Florida state sales tax. Shipping for this item is $12.95. Items can be combined to save on postage. International shipping starts at $40, but may be more depending on the size of the prints and the country. Buyers are responsible for all customs duties. Our environment is smoke free. We pack professionally using only new materials. All items are beautifully wrapped and suitable for sending directly as gifts. You may return any item within 14 days if not satisfied. To order, you may call us at 1-888-PANTEEK, or send email to panteek@aol.com

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