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

By Jim Harter

This striking number of engravings offers designers and advertisement artists with a powerful sourcebook of Victorian-era plant photographs — all royalty-free. incorporated are 2,400 crisply specific illustrations of 1000's of vegetation — from lilies, lichens, mushrooms and marigolds, to poppies, hands, maples, and mosses.
Selected from infrequent guides relationship from the 1840s to the flip of the century, the illustrations surround a variety of plant species and classifications: backyard flora, cactuses, bromeliads, ferns, deciduous bushes, evergreens, grasses, legumes, orchids, nightshades, and lots of extra. All are pointed out with Latin or universal names and are prepared alphabetically by way of kinfolk. additionally awarded are really expert appendices on fit to be eaten meals, medicinal herbs, and vegetation utilized in ornament and in image layout, together with borders and motifs.
Created in the course of a interval whilst wooden engraving had reached its zenith and turn into a enormously sophisticated paintings, those appropriate royalty-free illustrations could be an critical and inspirational source for artists and craftspeople operating in numerous components. the gathering also will satisfaction botanists, gardeners, and creditors of previous engravings, all of whom are certain to treasure this tribute to the sweetness and countless number of the plant kingdom.

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Agavaceae (agaves) Furcraea gigantea Furcraea cubensis Furcraea gigantea Phormium tenax, New Zealand flax Phormium tenax, New Zealand flax Doryanthes excelsa web page eleven. Agavaceae (agaves) Dracaena indivisa Polianthes tuberosa, tuberose flower Polianthes tuberosa, tuberose (single type) Phormium tenax, New Zealand flax Dracaena bausel Polianthes tuberosa, tuberose plant Polianthes tuberosa, double tuberose web page 12. Agavaceae (dracaenas) Dracaena mooreana, greenhouse dracaena Agave americana, American aloe or century plant Cordyline terminalis Dracaena shepherdii Dracaena congesta Dracaena goldieana web page thirteen. Agavaceae (yuccas) Yucca gloriosa Yucca filamentosa Yucca flexilis ensifolia Three-valved pod of yucca Yucca filifera Yucca gloriosa recurvifolia Yucca filamentosa web page 14. Agavaceae (yuccas) Yucca filamentosa Yucca filamentosa Yucca gloriosa Yucca angustifolia stricta Yucca treculeana web page 15. Aizoaceae Mesembryanthemum minutum Mesembryanthemum criniflorum Mesembryanthemum crystallinum Mesembryanthemum mutabile Mesembryanthemum testiculatum Mesembryanthemum tigrinum Mesembryanthemum densum web page sixteen. Amaranthaceae (amaranths cockscombs, celosias) Amaranthus caudatus Hunch-backed amaranth Celosia huttonii Iresine herbstii aureoreticulata Iresine herbstii aureoreticulata Celosia cristata variegata, feathered cockscomb Unidentified member of Amaranthaceae Celosia argentea Amarante gigantesque, great amaranth Amaranthus caudatus Celosia cristata variegata, feathered cockscomb Amaranthus salicifolius Celosia cristata, Cockscomb web page 17. Amaryllidaceae (amaryllis, daffodils) Clivia miniata Amaryllis vittata hybrida Hybrid hippeastrums Scarlet amaryllis crimson amaryllis Amaryllis formosissima Clivia miniata web page 18. Amaryllidaceae (amaryllis, daffodils) Amaryllis sp. Sternbergia lutea Bomarea edulis Amaryllis belladonna Urceolina pendula Eucharis sp. Crinum capense Crinum kirkii Bomarea carderi web page 19. Amaryllidaceae (amaryllis, daffodils) Elves’ snowdrop Galanthus elwesii Galanthus nivalis reflexus Ixiolirion tataricum brachyantherum Imantophyllum cyrtanthiflorum Hymenocallis andreana Galanthus nivalis Ixiolirion tataricum brachyantherum Imantophyllum cyrtanthiflorum web page 20. Amaryllidaceae (narcissus, gathanthus ) Narcissus sp. (unidentified kind) Narcissus jonquilla, jonquil Narcissus poeticus, double poet’s narcissus a variety of sorts of narcissus Galanthus nivalis Narcissus poeticus, poet’s narcissus (single type) Large-flowered all-white narcissus web page 21. Amaryllidaceae (narcissus) Unidentified number of narcissus Narcissus monophyllus clusii Narcissus bulbocodium Unidentified number of narcissus Narcissus poeticus Trumpet significant narcissus Narcissus cyclamineus Narcissus horsfieldi Narcissus bulbocodium Unidentified number of narcissus web page 22. Amaryllidaceae Pancratium illyricum Unidentified number of pancratium Vallota purpurea Sternbergia lutea Pancratium guianensis web page 23.

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