Antique Botanical Prints from "Transactions
of the Royal Horticultural Society of London."

Ca 1820.

Here we witness one of the first attempts using a steel plate instead of a copper plate for printing fine quality botanical prints. First used in England about 1820 it soon replaced the "soft" copper material. These astonishingly fine steel aquatints show how much diligence and artistic attention the new medium received by the artists experimenting with it. After all they were expected to show that the copper plate could indeed be replaced.

Decorative prints from some of the most qualified botanical artists of the time.

Catteleya Guttata

Steel aquatint in original hand coloring. Engraved by Barclay after Miss Drake for the "Transactions"
of the Royal Horticultural Society of London. Ca 1820.

Spectacular image. Almost invisible horizontal folds to fit book size.

Page size: 42 x 28.5 cm ( 16.5 x 11.2 ")
Height of plant: 36.5 cm ( 14.3 ")

$ 380.00

Order Nr. BOTANICALTRANSACTIONS63371


The Verdelho Grape

The Verdelho Grape

Steel aquatint in original hand coloring. Engraved after Miss Drake for the "Transactions"
of the Royal Horticultural Society of London. Ca 1820.

Fine print. No left margin. Hardly visible crease in upper left corner.

Page size: 28.5 x 22 cm ( 11.2 x 8.6 ")

$ 360.00

Order Nr. FRUIT6133


Achimenes picta

Steel aquatint in original hand coloring. Engraved by G. Barclay after Miss Drake for the "Transactions"
of the Royal Horticultural Society of London. Ca 1820.

Light creases on upper and left edges not disturbing image. Light fraying on right edge.
Very clean with light age toning.

29.5 x 33 cm ( 11.6 x 12.9 ")

$ 300.00

Order Nr. BOTANICALTRANSACTION6331


Gladiolus triste-hirsutus, Gladiolus-blanches, Gladiolus ringente-tristes

Steel aquatint in original hand coloring for the "Transactions"
of the Royal Horticultural Society of London. Ca 1820.

Slightly uneven edges.

29 x 22.2 cm ( 11.4 x 8.7 ")

$ 300.00

Order Nr. BOTANICALTRANSACTION 6334


Habrothamnus fasciculatus

Steel aquatint in original hand coloring. Engraved by C. Barclay after Miss Drake for the "Transactions"
of the Royal Horticultural Society of London. Ca 1820.

Light fraying from binding on left margin edge. Lower right margin corner has small crease.

30.2 x 23.2 cm ( 11.8 x 9.1 ")

$ 300.00

Order Nr. BOTANICALTRANSACTION 6336


Benthamia fragifera

Steel aquatint in original hand coloring. Engraved after Miss Drake for the "Transactions"
of the Royal Horticultural Society of London. Ca 1820.

Very l ight fraying on left and right edges. Light crease along bottom edge.

30.2 x 24 cm ( 11.8 x 9.4 ")

$ 320.00

Order Nr. BOTANICALTRANSACTION 6332


Oncidium Lanceanum

Steel aquatint in original hand coloring. Engraved after Miss Drake for the "Transactions"
of the Royal Horticultural Society of London. Ca 1820.

Light fraying on left edge. Light creases along bottom and right edges.

30 x 23.4 cm ( 11.8 x 9.2 ")

$ 320.00

Order Nr. BOTANICALTRANSACTION 6333


"The Quilled-flamed Yellow Chrysanthemum"

Steel aquatint in original hand coloring. Drawn and engraved by W. Hooker for the "Transactions"
of the Royal Horticultural Society of London. Ca 1820.

Print has overall light toning, two small spots in lower left area and light
creasing on left edge where bound.

Height of flowers: 24 cm ( 9.4 ")
Page size: 29.5 x 23 cm (11.6 x 9 ")

$ 420.00

Order Nr. BOTANICALTRANSACTION 6323


Semi-double Quilled Pink Chrysanthemum Quilled Salmon-colored Chrysanthemum

Steel aquatint by W. Say after E.D. Smith for the "Transactions"
of the Royal Horticultural Society of London. Ca 1820. Printed in color and finished by hand.

Print has overall toning and a rough right edge where the print was bound.
There is a spot on the word "quilled".

Height of flowers: 22.5 cm ( 8.8 ")
Page size: 30 x 25.5 cm ( 11.8 x 10")

$ 420.00

Order Nr. BOTANICALTRANSACTION 6324


"Hybrid Amaryllis Regina-vittata"

Steel engraving by W. Say after B. Cotton for the "Transactions"
of the Royal Horticultural Society of London. Ca 1820. Printed in color and finished by hand.

Print has overall light age toning, browning on left margin edge. Light browning in upper right
margin corner. Horizontal centerfold (print covers a double page). Right, left and lower margins are narrow as shown above.

Plant height: 39.7 cm (15.6 ")
Image size: 41.8 x 28.5 cm ( 16.4 x 11.2 ")

$ 1200.00

Order Nr. BOTANICALTRANSACTION 6327 SOLD


 

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