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Camellia Henry Clay VRC138 $135
The Nouvelle Iconographie des Camellias was published
in Ghent, Belgium starting in 1854 for 13 years.
It is probably the rarest and greatest camellia catalogue
of all, produced for the pioneer camellia nursery run by Ambroise
Verschaffelt of the Nursery Verschaffelt
It was an exciting time in Europe, when the race to
discover new plants and bring new cultivars to a never
satiated public was in full swing. Prominent botanists
collaborated on many of the seminal works of the day
including Verschaffelt’s Nouvelle Iconographie des
Camellias, now a very rare work. The lavishly
illustrated plates, hand colored or finished lithographs
contain a wonderful array of superb camellias blossoms.
The color plates are very bright with velvety petals and
vibrant coloring enhanced by gum arabic. The
drawings are by Bernard Leon, printed on stone by G.
Each print measures approximately 6 1/2 by 10 inches,
and is accompanied by the relevant descriptive text as
well as a copy of the title page. The condition of these
prints is excellent, with the paper generally quite
white & the colors very vivid. All our prints are
original antique prints, and these prints are about 153
years old. They are a rare find indeed for the lover of
these beautiful flowers.
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