Plants: 2,400 Royalty-Free Illustrations of Flowers, Trees, Fruits and Vegetables (Dover Pictorial Archive)

Plants: 2,400 Royalty-Free Illustrations of Flowers, Trees, Fruits and Vegetables (Dover Pictorial Archive)

Jim Harter

Language: English

Pages: 384

ISBN: 0486402649

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub


This extraordinary collection of engravings provides designers and commercial artists with a magnificent sourcebook of Victorian-era plant images — all royalty-free. Included are 2,400 crisply detailed illustrations of hundreds of plants — from lilies, lichens, mushrooms and marigolds, to poppies, palms, maples, and mosses.
Selected from rare publications dating from the 1840s to the turn of the century, the illustrations encompass a wide range of plant species and classifications: garden flowers, cactuses, bromeliads, ferns, deciduous trees, evergreens, grasses, legumes, orchids, nightshades, and many more. All are identified with Latin or common names and are arranged alphabetically by family. Also presented are specialized appendices on edible foods, medicinal herbs, and plants used in decoration and in graphic design, including borders and motifs.
Created during a period when wood engraving had reached its zenith and become a greatly refined art, these splendid royalty-free illustrations will be an indispensable and inspirational resource for artists and craftspeople working in a variety of areas. The collection will also delight botanists, gardeners, and collectors of old engravings, all of whom are sure to treasure this tribute to the beauty and infinite variety of the plant kingdom.

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Aloe socotrina Lilium longiflorum Aloe socotrina Lilium krameri or japonicum Lilium martagon lancifolium Unidentified variety of lilies PAGE 152. Liliaceae (lilies) Chionodoxa lucillae Colchicum parkinsoni Brodiaea californica Bulbocodium trigynum Asphodele subalpin, with flower California tiger lily Calochortus venustus, mariposa lily Calochortus sp. Paradisea liliastrum major, giant St. Bruno lily PAGE 153. Liliaceae (lilies) Erythronium dens-canis, dog-tooth violet,

Tasteful Decorations, Henry T. Williams, New York, 1877. Long, Elias A., The Home Florist, Chas. A. Reeser, Springfield, Ohio, 1886. Minshull, J., Land, Sea, and Sky, or Wonders of Life and Nature, Ward, Lock and Co., London. Nicholson, George, ed., The Illustrated Dictionary of Gardening, L. Upcott Gill, London, 1887. Pierce, R. V., The Peoples Common Sense Medical Adviser in Plain English; or Medicine Simplified, World’s Dispensary Printing Office and Bindery, Buffalo, New York, 1895.

maple-leaved viburnum Viburnum pubescens Weigela florida Weigela florida Lonicera flexuosa, a variety of honeysuckle Viburnum macrocephalum keteleeri Viburnum plicatum, snowball Lonicera japonica ‘Halliana,’ Hall’s Japan honeysuckle Viburnum tinus, Laurustinus viburnum Lonicera sempervirens, a variety of honeysuckle PAGE 59. Caryophyllaceae (carnations, pinks) Dwarf hybrid Haage lychnis, with flower Lychnis fulgens sieboldi Lychnis chalcedonica Haage lychnis Lychnis fulgens Pink

with flower Large-flowered purple coneflower Rudbeckia laciniata Mangles rodanthe Dwarf double pyrethrum ‘Ball of Gold’ Large-flowered double pyrethrum Sanvitalia procumbens Dwarf double pyrethrum ‘Ball of Gold’ Rhodanthe maculata Rhodanthe manglesi, Austrian rhodanthe Senecio balbisianus, piedmont groundsel PAGE 80. Convolvulaceae (morning glories, convolvuluses) Ipomoea purpurea Ipomoea rubrocaerulea Convolvulus arvensis Exogonium purga, jalap Ivy-leaved morning glory, with

catawbiense (Ericaceae) Ricinus sanguineus (Euphorbiaceae) Rhododendron viscosum (Ericaceae) Ricinus gibsoni (Euphorbiaceae) PAGE 97. Euphorbiaceae Codiaeum pictum taeniosum Castor-oil plant from Zanzibar Codiaeum nestor PAGE 98. Euphorbiaceae Codiaeum recurvifolium Sapium sebiferum, tallow tree Siphonia elastica Codiaeum illustris PAGE 99. Fagaceae (oaks) Quercus alba, white oak Quercus rubra, red oak Quercus alba, white oak Quercus ilex, evergreen or holm oak Quercus

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