Alpine Plants

All four volumes of Joseph Seboth’s Die Alpenpflanzen nach der Natur gemalt (Alpine plants painted from nature) are available from the Internet Archive here. The books were published between 1879 and 1884.

The author does not have an entry in Wikipedia so it is difficult to learn very much about him. He was referred to in The Art of Botanical Illustration (Wilfrid Blunt, William Thomas Steam. 1949) as someone omitted from the book….but they did not give any rationale for the omission. There was a Czech site that has more information (after Google translated the page):

Seboth was Austrian and a prominent illustrator of botanical books.

He lived from 1814-1883 so these 4 books were completed just before his death. They were published in Prague.

Some of the references to this series of books published soon after were critical of the illustrations. There are not extra drawings of flower parts or seeds in the illustrations so maybe that made them more art and less ‘botanical print.’

Still – the illustrations are worth browsing through. I find botanical images like these particularly appealing on rainy days and all during the winter!

Indigenous Flowers of the Hawaiian Islands

Isabella McHutcheson Sinclair was born in Scotland but emigrated to New Zealand as a child and then married into the Sinclair family that owned land in Hawai’i. She published her Indigenous Flowers of the Hawaiian Islands in 1885 as Mrs. Francis Sinclair. It’s available from Internet Archive here.

Her book was the first book published with color images of Hawaiian flowering plants. She painted the flowers she saw and interviewed native Hawaiians to glean what they new about then plants. I selected 4 of the 44 plates to include in this post.

As I looked at the images, I wondered how many of the plants still exist…which ones were brought by the Polynesian colonists and not actually indigenous.

eBotanical Prints – October 2018

30 eBotanical Print books in October! I continue to be surprised at how many botanical print books there are in the Internet Archive. Most of them are from the 1800s. The quality of the original works and then the quality of the scans being made of the books makes viewing botanical on prints online on a larger monitor well worth the effort. In subsequent days – I’ll highlight 3 books/collections from October. For day - enjoy the October Botanical print slide carousel. Check out some of the eBooks using the links below the pictures.

Flore des serres et des jardins de l'Europe V2 (1846) * van Houtte, Louis * sample image * 1846

Flore des serres et des jardins de l'Europe V3 (1847) * van Houtte, Louis * sample image * 1847

Flore des serres et des jardins de l'Europe V4 (1848) * van Houtte, Louis * sample image * 1848

Flore des serres et des jardins de l'Europe V5 (1849) * van Houtte, Louis * sample image * 1849

Flore des serres et des jardins de l'Europe V6 (1850) * van Houtte, Louis * sample image * 1850

Flore des serres et des jardins de l'Europe V7 (1852) * van Houtte, Louis * sample image * 1852

Flore des serres et des jardins de l'Europe V8 (1853) * van Houtte, Louis * sample image * 1853

Flore des serres et des jardins de l'Europe V9 (1854) * van Houtte, Louis * sample image * 1854

Flore des serres et des jardins de l'Europe V10(1855) * van Houtte, Louis * sample image * 1855

Flore des serres et des jardins de l'Europe V11(1856) * van Houtte, Louis * sample image * 1856

Flore des serres et des jardins de l'Europe V12 (1857) * van Houtte, Louis * sample image * 1857

Flore des serres et des jardins de l'Europe V13 (1858) * van Houtte, Louis * sample image * 1858

Flore des serres et des jardins de l'Europe V14 (1861) * van Houtte, Louis * sample image * 1861

Flore des serres et des jardins de l'Europe V15 (1862-1865) * van Houtte, Louis * sample image * 1865

Flore des serres et des jardins de l'Europe V16 (1865-1867) * van Houtte, Louis * sample image * 1867

Flore des serres et des jardins de l'Europe V17 (1868) * van Houtte, Louis * sample image * 1868

Flore des serres et des jardins de l'Europe V18 (1869 - 1870) * van Houtte, Louis * sample image * 1870

Flore des serres et des jardins de l'Europe V19 (1873) * van Houtte, Louis * sample image * 1873

Flore des serres et des jardins de l'Europe V20 (1874) * van Houtte, Louis * sample image * 1874

Flore des serres et des jardins de l'Europe V21 (1875) * van Houtte, Louis * sample image * 1874

Flore des serres et des jardins de l'Europe V22 (1877) * van Houtte, Louis * sample image * 1877

Flore des serres et des jardins de l'Europe V23 (1880) * van Houtte, Louis * sample image * 1880

Indigenous flowers of the Hawaiian islands  * Sinclair, Francis, Mrs. (Isabella McHutcheson) * sample image * 1885

Sertum Anglicum, seu, Plantae rariores quae in hortis juxta Londinum * L'Héritier de Brutelle, Charles Louis * sample image * 1788

The genus Masdevallia * Woolward, Florence * sample image * 1896

Die Orchideen * Schlechter, Rudolf * sample image * 1915

Die Alpenpflanzen nach der Natur gemalt V1 * Seboth, Joseph; Graf, Ferdinand; Petrasch, Joh * sample image * 1879

Die Alpenpflanzen nach der Natur gemalt V2 * Seboth, Joseph; Graf, Ferdinand; Petrasch, Joh * sample image * 1880

Die Alpenpflanzen nach der Natur gemalt V3 * Seboth, Joseph; Graf, Ferdinand; Petrasch, Joh * sample image * 1881

Die Alpenpflanzen nach der Natur gemalt V4 * Seboth, Joseph; Graf, Ferdinand; Petrasch, Joh * sample image * 1884

eBotanical Prints – September 2018

It was a light month for botanical books because I was busy with some volumes of insect prints.

October is set up to be a big month for botanical print books because of the many volumes of Louis van Houtte words that are available on Internet Archive. I found the first volume toward the end of September and am savoring them all through October. There are at least 20 volumes!

Enjoy the September Botanical print slide carousel. Check out some of the eBooks using the links below the pictures.

Sturm's Figures of plants V2 * Sturm, Jakob and Johann * sample image * 1798

Sturm's Figures of plants V3 * Sturm, Jakob and Johann * sample image * 1798

Sturm's Figures of plants V4 * Sturm, Jakob and Johann * sample image * 1798

Sturm's Figures of plants V5 * Sturm, Jakob and Johann * sample image * 1798

Deutschlands flora in Abbildungen nach der Natur mit Beschreibungen Abt. 1 Bd. 7-8 * Strum, Jakob * sample image * 1809

Australian Orchids V2 Pt 3 * Fitgerald, Robert David * sample image * 1882

Australian Orchids V2 Pt 4 * Fitgerald, Robert David * sample image * 1882

Australian Orchids V2 Pt 5 * Fitgerald, Robert David * sample image * 1882

Australian Orchids V2 Pt 7 * Fitgerald, Robert David * sample image * 1882

Cryptogames vasculaires V1 * Fee, Antoine Apollinaire * sample image * 1873

Cryptogames vasculaires V2 * Fee, Antoine Apollinaire * sample image * 1873

Flore des serres et des jardins de l'Europe V1 (1845) * van Houtte, Louis * sample image * 1845

 

Here is a list of all 1400+ books containing botanical books that I’ve found online – freely available. Enjoy!

eBotanical Prints – August 2018

I perused 22 botanical books in August. They just seem to add up over the course of each month; I keep expecting to come to a time when I am not finding news ones – but it clearly hasn’t happened yet.

There was a lot of variety in the types of books in August.

Some more art-like…others showing flowers and seeds and leaves

Color and pen/ink and photographs

Publication dates from 1645 to 1943

Some of the books had so many beautiful images, I had a hard time picking the one sample image to feature.

Enjoy the August Botanical print slide carousel. Check out some of the eBooks using the links below the pictures.

Groups of flowers : drawn and accurately coloured after nature * Brookshaw, George * sample image * 1817

A new treatise on flower painting, or, Every lady her own drawing master * Brookshaw, George * sample image * 1818

Groups of fruit : accurately drawn and coloured after nature, with full directions for the young artist * Brookshaw, George * sample image * 1817

Ferns of Kentucky * Williamson, John * sample image * 1878

Beautiful Ferns * Eaton, Daneil Cady * sample image * 1886

Icones plantarum rariorum * Schwegman, Henricus; Schneevoogt, G. Vorhelm * sample image * 1793

Recueil de planches de botanique de l'encyclopedie. V1 * Audebert, J. B. et al * sample image * 1923

Recueil de planches de botanique de l'encyclopedie. V2 * Audebert, J. B. et al * sample image * 1923

Recueil de planches de botanique de l'encyclopedie. V3 * Audebert, J. B. et al * sample image * 1923

Recueil de planches de botanique de l'encyclopedie. V4 * Audebert, J. B. et al * sample image * 1923

Histoire des végétaux fossiles, ou, Recherches botaniques et géologiques sur les végétaux renfermés dans les diverses couches du globe * Brongniart, Adolphe et al * sample image * 1828

Wildflowers of Nova Scotia * Miller, Maria; Smith, Titus; Forrester, Alexander * sample image * 1840

Flore universelle * Letellier, Jean-Baptiste * sample image * 1848

Livre nouveau de fleurs tres-util pour l'art d'orfevrerie, et autres * Cochin, Nicolas * sample image * 1645

Das Blumenbuch * Koch, Rudolf, Kredel * sample image * 1930

Garden Flowers in Color * Foley, Daniel J. * sample image * 1943

The botanist's repository, for new and rare plants V 10 * Andrews, Henry Charles  * sample image * 1797

Neue Bilderfolge 1920 * Foerster, Karl * sample image * 1920

Katalog 1916 * Foerster, Karl * sample image * 1916

Katalog 1915 * Foerster, Karl * sample image * 1915

Delectus florae et faunae Brasiliensis * Mikan, Johann Christian; Knapp, Johann et al * sample image * 1820

Sturm's Figures of plants V1 * Sturm, Jakob and Johann * sample image * 1798

eBotanical Prints – July 2018

Every time I think I have found most of the botanical print books in my favorite free eBook sites (like Internet Archive and HathiTrust Digital Library), I find some more. In July there were 20 new finds! I pick one image from each book – which often is a challenge. There are so many beautiful images to choose from. Sometimes I pick a familiar plant – like a jack-in-the pulpit or tulip poplar or cardinal flower. This month I couldn’t resist picking the watermelon since I was looking at the book about the time our Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) was including watermelon in our weekly share.

Enjoy the July Botanical print slide show. After the show is a list of the books with links to their locations and a sample image from each (which also was seen in the slide show).

A select collection of one hundred plates: consisting of the most beautiful, exotic and British flowers which blow in our English gardens * Edwards, John * sample image * 1775

The art of drawing and colouring from nature flowers, fruit, and shells: to which is added, correct directions for preparing the most brilliant colours for painting on velvet, with the mode of using them: also the new method of oriental tinting * Whittock, Nathaniel * sample image * 1829

Le Jardin fleuriste : journal général des progrés et des intérets horticoles et botaniques V1 * Lemaire, Charles Antoine * sample image * 1851

Le Jardin fleuriste : journal général des progrés et des intérets horticoles et botaniques V2 * Lemaire, Charles Antoine * sample image * 1852

Le Jardin fleuriste : journal général des progrés et des intérets horticoles et botaniques V3 * Lemaire, Charles Antoine * sample image * 1853

Le Jardin fleuriste : journal général des progrés et des intérets horticoles et botaniques V4 * Lemaire, Charles Antoine * sample image * 1854

Les cactées : histoire, patrie, organes de végétation, inflorescence, culture, etc * Lemaire, Charles Antoine * sample image * 1868

The ladies' flower-garden of ornamental greenhouse plants * Loudon, Jane Webb * sample image * 1848

The Floral Offering * Dumont, Henrietta * sample image * 1853

Wild Flowers * House, Homer Doliver * sample image * 1934

Floral belles from the green-house and garden * Badger, CM, Mrs. * sample image * 1867

Wild flowers drawn from nature * Badger, CM, Mrs. * sample image * 1859

Flore pittoresque et mdicale des Antilles, ou, Histoire naturelle des plantes usuelles des colonies franaises, anglaises, espagnoles et portugaises V1 * Descourtilz, Michel Etienne * sample image * 1821

Flore pittoresque et mdicale des Antilles, ou, Histoire naturelle des plantes usuelles des colonies franaises, anglaises, espagnoles et portugaises V2 * Descourtilz, Michel Etienne * sample image * 1822

Flore pittoresque et mdicale des Antilles, ou, Histoire naturelle des plantes usuelles des colonies franaises, anglaises, espagnoles et portugaises V3 * Descourtilz, Michel Etienne * sample image * 1821

Flore pittoresque et mdicale des Antilles, ou, Histoire naturelle des plantes usuelles des colonies franaises, anglaises, espagnoles et portugaises V4 * Descourtilz, Michel Etienne * sample image * 1827

Flore pittoresque et mdicale des Antilles, ou, Histoire naturelle des plantes usuelles des colonies franaises, anglaises, espagnoles et portugaises V5 * Descourtilz, Michel Etienne * sample image * 1827

Flore pittoresque et mdicale des Antilles, ou, Histoire naturelle des plantes usuelles des colonies franaises, anglaises, espagnoles et portugaises V6 * Descourtilz, Michel Etienne * sample image * 1828

Flore pittoresque et mdicale des Antilles, ou, Histoire naturelle des plantes usuelles des colonies franaises, anglaises, espagnoles et portugaises V7 * Descourtilz, Michel Etienne * sample image * 1829

Flore pittoresque et mdicale des Antilles, ou, Histoire naturelle des plantes usuelles des colonies franaises, anglaises, espagnoles et portugaises V8 * Descourtilz, Michel Etienne * sample image * 1829

eBotanical Prints – June 2018

June was a light month for botanical print books – only 10 in the entire month. Even so – I was surprised at how many favorite flowers were included in these books. There were the seasonal ones for June in our area: water lilies and lotuses (like at Kenilworth), and day lilies. The blooms are at their peak in July but the buds are huge in June!

And then there were the jack-in-the-pulpit and tulip poplar flowers that are done by June…are April and May flowers here.

Enjoy the June Botanical print slide show. After the show is a list of the books with links to their locations and a sample image from each (which also was seen in the slide show). At the bottom of the  slide show is a list of the most recent blog posts about individual botanical print books; I haven’t done many  recently but intent to start writing again and providing more details about individual books.

eBotanical Prints – May 2018

I am allowing myself one botanical print post in the main blog of this site each month. This is it for May – the books that contained botanical images that I read during the month. I’ll post about individual books in the eBotanicalPrints part of the site: Botanical blog. Also take a look at the Botanical eBooks list to find links to over 1,400 eBooks available free from various sources.

I read 24 botanical eBooks in May. It is always a little surprising that there are so many that I haven’t found before. In May I discovered some recent garden magazines that were made available via Internet Archive. They have great photography of cultivated plants and carry on the tradition of spreading the news about new varieties and planting designs as the books in the 1800s popularized plants from around the world.

The links to the books are below the sample image slide show.

Amaryllidaceae * Herbert, William * sample image * 1837

Les champignons de la France  * Cordier, Francois Simon * sample image * 1870

Flora Parisiensis Volume 5 * Bulliard, Pierre * sample image * 1893

Die Gartenwelt, Vol 5, 1901  * Schmidt, G. (publisher) * sample image * 1901

Historia plantarum rariorum * Martyn, John * sample image * 1728

How to know the wild fruits * Peterson, Maude Gridley * sample image * 1905

Washington watchable wildflowers : a Columbia Basin guide * Camp, Pamela et al * sample image * 1997

Wild flowers of Nova Scotia * Smith, Titus; Miller, Maria * sample image * 1840

Flea Market Gardens 2015 * misc * sample image * 2015

Fine Gardening Jun 2016 * Aitken, Steve (editor) * sample image * 2016

Country Gardens Summer 2016 * Baggett, James Augustus (editor) * sample image * 2016

Country Gardens Fall 2016 * Baggett, James Augustus (editor) * sample image * 2016

Perennial Garden Ideas 2015 USA * Jimerson, Doug; Weir-Jimerson, Karen * sample image * 2015

The vegetable world : being a history of plants  * Figuier, Louis * sample image * 1869

British flowering plants V1 * Boulger, George Simonds; Mrs. Henry Perrin (illustrator) * sample image * 1914

Country Gardens Spring 2016 * Baggett, James Augustus (editor) * sample image * 2016

British flowering plants V2 * Boulger, George Simonds; Mrs. Henry Perrin (illustrator) * sample image * 1914

American country homes and their gardens * Baker, John Cordis * sample image * 1906

British flowering plants V3 * Boulger, George Simonds; Mrs. Henry Perrin (illustrator) * sample image * 1914

British flowering plants V4 * Boulger, George Simonds; Mrs. Henry Perrin (illustrator) * sample image * 1914

The Nature Library - Trees * Rogers, Julia Ellen * sample image * 1926

The New Flora Britannica - Vol 1 * Edwards, Sydenham; Sansom, Francis * sample image * 1812

The New Flora Britannica - Vol 2 * Edwards, Sydenham; Sansom, Francis * sample image * 1812

Fine Gardening May 2017 * Aitken, Steve (editor) * sample image * 2017

eBotanical Prints – April 2018

I am allowing myself one botanical print post in the main blog of this site each month. This is it for April – the books that contained botanical images that I read during the month. I’ll post about individual books in the eBotanicalPrints part of the site: Botanical blog. Also take a look at the botanical eBooks list to find links to over 1,000 eBooks available free from various sources.

I read 16 botanical eBooks in April and 15 sample images are shown below. The 16th book (about seed pods) is one that is still under copyright but is available for checkout from Internet Archive. The links to the books are below the sample images.

eBotanical Prints – March 2018

I added the 2009 books to the list on the eBotanicalPrints area of the site and that completes the gleanings from previous years. Take a look at the Botanical Blog.  I’ll keep adding books I browse each month to the list because there still seem to be lots of botanical print books out there being scanned and made available online.

I’ve also formulated a table for the list of books which makes it easier to sort the list….and I’ve added the copyright date.

I only have 12 books to add to the list from March. The sample images are shown first…then the list with links to the ebooks. Enjoy!

eBotanicalPrints – February 2018

Two more years have been added to the eBotanicalPrints area of the site – those books that I discovered in 2011 and 2012. Look at the botanical blog to see what’s happened in the past month in slideshow form. There are now almost 1000 eBooks containing botanical prints with links to access the whole book and a sample image. The list is getting long enough that I am looking for other ways that I can display the lists -maybe a tabular format rather than lists. Hopefully I’ll work out a better way during March.

In the meantime – enjoy 24 books that I browsed last month. The sample images are below, and the titles are at the bottom of this post. Enjoy the colorful blooms in the prints!

eBotanicalPrints – January 2018

The eBotanicalPrints area of the site increased a lot in January. The books I found in 2013-2017 were added to the lists in January and since then I’ve added the books from 2012 and January 2018 to the list…so that they number of botanical ebooks (with links to the book and sample image) number over 800 at this point. Check out the Botanical Blog to see posts on highlighting books and updates to the area as they happen. There are also annual shows in the botanical blog. The lists are accessed either from the pulldown from eBotanicalPrints (from the top of this page) or via these links: by title, by author.

There were 24 botanical ebooks for January 2018! I am showing the gallery of sample images below and the 24 titles below!

A Fern Book for Everybody * Cooke, Mordecai Cubitt * sample image

A popular history of the British ferns and the allied plants, comprising the club-mosses, pepperworts, and horsetails * Moore, Thomas * sample image

British Trees V1 * Cole, Rex Vicat; Kempe, Dorothy * sample image

British Trees V2 * Cole, Rex Vicat; Kempe, Dorothy * sample image

Edible and poisonous mushrooms: what to eat and what to avoid * Cooke, Mordecai Cubitt * sample image

Ehon noyamagusa V1. * Tachibana, Yasukuni * sample image

Ehon noyamagusa V2. * Tachibana, Yasukuni * sample image

Ehon noyamagusa V3. * Tachibana, Yasukuni * sample image

Ehon noyamagusa V4. * Tachibana, Yasukuni * sample image

Ehon noyamagusa V5. * Tachibana, Yasukuni * sample image

Flowers of field, hill, and swamp * Creevey, Caroline Alathea Stickney * sample image

Nouvelle flore coloriée de poche des Alpes et des Pyrénées - Volume 2 * Flahault, Charles * sample image

Svensk Botanik volume 3 - 1804
 * Palmstruch, Johan Wilhelm; Carl Wilhelm Venus; Conrad Quensel; Olof Swartz; Billberg, Gustav Johan; Wahlenberg, Göran * sample image

Svensk Botanik volume 4 - 1805
 * Palmstruch, Johan Wilhelm; Carl Wilhelm Venus; Conrad Quensel; Olof Swartz; Billberg, Gustav Johan; Wahlenberg, Göran * sample image

Svensk Botanik volume 5 - 1807
 * Palmstruch, Johan Wilhelm; Carl Wilhelm Venus; Conrad Quensel; Olof Swartz; Billberg, Gustav Johan; Wahlenberg, Göran * sample image

Svensk Botanik volume 6 - 1809
 * Palmstruch, Johan Wilhelm; Carl Wilhelm Venus; Conrad Quensel; Olof Swartz; Billberg, Gustav Johan; Wahlenberg, Göran * sample image

Svensk Botanik volume 7 - 1812
 * Palmstruch, Johan Wilhelm; Carl Wilhelm Venus; Conrad Quensel; Olof Swartz; Billberg, Gustav Johan; Wahlenberg, Göran * sample image

Svensk Botanik volume 8 - 1814
 * Palmstruch, Johan Wilhelm; Carl Wilhelm Venus; Conrad Quensel; Olof Swartz; Billberg, Gustav Johan; Wahlenberg, Göran * sample image

Svensk Botanik volume 9 - 1825
* Palmstruch, Johan Wilhelm; Carl Wilhelm Venus; Conrad Quensel; Olof Swartz; Billberg, Gustav Johan; Wahlenberg, Göran * sample image

The Gardeners' Magazine of Botany, Horticulture, Floriculture, and Natural Science V1 1850 * Moore, Thomas; Ayers, William P. * sample image

The Gardeners' Magazine of Botany, Horticulture, Floriculture, and Natural Science V3 1851 * Moore, Thomas; Ayers, William P. * sample image

The octavo nature-printed British ferns : being figures and descriptions of the species and varieties of ferns found in the United Kingdom * Moore, Thomas * sample image

The orchid album, comprising coloured figures and descriptions of new, rare, and beautiful orchidaceous plants * Warner, Robert, ed; Williams, Benjamin Samuel, ed; Moore, Thomas; Fitch, John Nugent, illus * sample image

Wild flowers of America Volume 1 No. 1 * G.H. Buek & Co. * sample image

Ten Little Celebrations – January 2018

This month was mostly cold…mostly spent at home…but I easily found lot of little celebrations!

I celebrated the model trains at Brookside…on the very last day of the exhibit – January 1. I enjoyed volunteering to help the exhibit run smoothly…and experiencing the trains through the eyes of the children.

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I made a lot of progress on the collection of botanical prints eBooks area of my website. I am adding to the list of links as I work back through the annual lists of books I read/browsed…picking out the ones that contained botanical prints. So far, the books I found from 2013-2017 are listed – each with a link to the free eBook and a sample image. I celebrated the beauty of the botanical prints the whole time I worked on the collection…and may have the ones from 2012 ready later today.

We had some very cold days early in January and I celebrated my well-stocked pantry, freezer and refrigerator – as I stayed warm at home!

The were three Winter Wellness sessions this January hosted by Howard County Conservancy for their volunteers. Each included a lecture and hike…worth celebrating.

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Conowingo was not as scenic for birds as it has been at times in the past…but the ice on the rocks and railings was worth seeing. I enjoyed being out and about….maybe that was more what I was celebrating.

I had a cold earlier in the month – so of course I celebrated as soon as a started feeling better.

In November I got my box of Foldscopes and was so busy I didn’t put one together until recently. I was pleased to finally do it…celebrated my origami-type success with the pieces and my initial results.

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My area of Maryland has been very dry. We’ve only had dustings of snow…but we had a day recently that is rained gently for most of the day. We needed the moisture….and I celebrated that it came in an easy-to-handle form.

I had a dental appointment as was pleased that I had no cavities! It’s been a long time since I’ve had a new one and I celebrate after each appointment.

I started out on my weekly grocery shopping drive and notice the sunrise over our CSA buildings. I pulled off the road to take a picture. It was a good way to celebrate the day’s beginning.

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400+ Botanical eBooks

The eBotanicalPrints area of this site lists over 400 Botanical eBooks that are freely available. The list is provided by title and author. There is also a Botanical Blog that I’ll use to avoid overwhelming the main blog with botanical oriented content. I’m trying to feature some of my favorite items; there is so much…and it’s hard to pick! A summary of blog posts so far is shown below.

eBotanicalPrints

There is a new area of the website – a collection of links to and sample images from eBooks freely available online containing botanical prints; I’m calling it

eBotanicalPrints

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It’s accessed from the site menu and currently includes 4 things: a general introduction, a botanical blog (where I’m showcasing sample images and providing more detail about my recent finds), and then links to the books themselves sorted by author and title.

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The lists of links currently include the eBooks I found in 2017 but I have at least 10 years prior to that to wade through and add to the lists.

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My intent is to use the botanical blog to showcase the collection. Some of the more general ‘how to’ posts will probably be collected into another item on the eBotanicalPrints pull down for References. Once the number of posts gets longer.

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I’ve also added

Recent-Posts

To the site menu. That page will list the 10 most recent posts for the Blog and Botanical Blog.

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eBotanicalPrints – December 2017

December was a big month for botanical eBooks – 28 in all. The first series (Flora Graeca) was from the early 1800s and the second (Le Jardin) was from the late 1800s. Both were full of color. There was another series (Artistic Japan) – also from the late 1800s) that was not exclusively botanical, but I like the ones that were there so much that I included them in the collection for this month.

Enjoy!

  1. Flora Graeca, sive, Plantarum rariorum historia, quas in provinciis aut insulis Graeciae V1  (1806) * Sibthorp, John et al * sample image
  2. Flora Graeca, sive, Plantarum rariorum historia, quas in provinciis aut insulis Graeciae V2  (1813) * Sibthorp, John et al * sample image
  3. Trees  * Gates, Galen; Johnson, Ethan; Clausen, Ruth Rogers *  
  4. Flora Graeca, sive, Plantarum rariorum historia, quas in provinciis aut insulis Graeciae V3  (1819) * Sibthorp, John et al * sample image
  5. Flora Graeca, sive, Plantarum rariorum historia, quas in provinciis aut insulis Graeciae V4  (1823) * Sibthorp, John et al * sample image
  6. Flora Graeca, sive, Plantarum rariorum historia, quas in provinciis aut insulis Graeciae V5  (1825) * Sibthorp, John et al * sample image
  7. Artistic Japan: illustrations and essays V1 * Bing, Siegfried * sample image
  8. Artistic Japan: illustrations and essays V2 * Bing, Siegfried * sample image
  9. Flora Graeca, sive, Plantarum rariorum historia, quas in provinciis aut insulis Graeciae V6  (1826) * Sibthorp, John et al * sample image
  10. Artistic Japan: illustrations and essays V3 * Bing, Siegfried * sample image
  11. Flora Graeca, sive, Plantarum rariorum historia, quas in provinciis aut insulis Graeciae V7  (1830) * Sibthorp, John et al * sample image
  12. Flora Graeca, sive, Plantarum rariorum historia, quas in provinciis aut insulis Graeciae V8  (1833) * Sibthorp, John et al * sample image
  13. Flora Graeca, sive, Plantarum rariorum historia, quas in provinciis aut insulis Graeciae V9  (1837) * Sibthorp, John et al * sample image
  14. Flora Graeca, sive, Plantarum rariorum historia, quas in provinciis aut insulis Graeciae V10  (1837) * Sibthorp, John et al * sample image
  15. Bulbs and tuberous-rooted plants * Allen, Charles Linnaeus * sample image
  16. Paradisi in sole paradisus terrestris * Parkinson, John * sample image
  17. Le Jardin - 1896 * Martinet, H. * sample image
  18. Le Jardin - 1897 * Martinet, H. * sample image
  19. Le Jardin - 1898 * Martinet, H. * sample image
  20. Le Jardin - 1899 * Martinet, H. * sample image
  21. Le Jardin - 1900 * Martinet, H. * sample image
  22. Le Jardin - 1901 * Martinet, H. * sample image
  23. Le Jardin - 1902 * Martinet, H. * sample image
  24. Le Jardin - 1903 * Martinet, H. * sample image
  25. British Flowering Plants * Kirby, William Forsell * sample image
  26. British Edible Fungi: how to distinguish and how to cook them * Cooke, Mordecai Cubitt * sample image
  27. A plain and easy account of British Fungi, with especial reference to the esculent and economic species  * Cooke, Mordecai Cubitt * sample image
  28. Rust, smut, mildew, & mould. An introduction to the study of microscopic Fungi.  * Cooke, Mordecai Cubitt * sample image

eBotanicalPrints – February – March 2017

We are having some very cold days here in Maryland – starting out our days in the single digits…sometimes not making it into the 30s. A good time for me to be working on my lists of eBooks with botanical prints. Today I am featuring books I perused back in February and March of last year

In February, there were more that were photography rather than drawings or paintings. I particularly enjoyed the book about the US Botanic Garden; it was published in 2007…so it was a relatively recent collection of photographs of a familiar (botanical) place.

  1. Tentamen hydrophytologiae danicae  * Lyngbye, Hans Christian * sample image
  2. The British flora medica, or, a History of the medicinal plants of Great Britain c1v2 * Barton, Benjamin Herbert; Castle, Thomas * sample image
  3. Forty years of gardening * Hill, Anna Gilman * sample image
  4. A botanic garden for the nation: the United States Botanic Garden * Fallen, Anne-Catherine; Shimizu, Holly H.; Solit, Karen; Allen, William C. * sample image
  5. The ivy : a monograph comprising the history, uses, characteristics, and affinities of the plant, and a descriptive list of all the garden ivies in cultivation  *  Hibberd, Shirley * sample image
  6. The golden garden guide; a practical handbook of gardening and outdoor living * Strohm, John * sample image
  7. Wild flower gardening  * Taylor, Norman * sample image
  8. Alpines in color and cultivations * Mansfield, TC * sample image

 

March was more typical with several volumes of A new British Flora topping the list; they were published just after World War I in 1919. European Ferns – the last book of the month – is full of traditional botanical prints; the one I selected depicts a familiar one – rattlesnake fern!

  1. The Gardener's Travel Book * Farrington, Edward Irving * sample image
  2. Wild gardens of New England * Eaton, Walter Prichard * sample image
  3. A new British flora : British wild flowers in their natural haunts - v 02 * Horwood, A. R.; Fitch, John Nugent * sample image
  4. A new British flora : British wild flowers in their natural haunts - v 03 * Horwood, A. R.; Fitch, John Nugent * sample image
  5. A new British flora : British wild flowers in their natural haunts - v 04 * Horwood, A. R.; Fitch, John Nugent * sample image
  6. Adventures in dish gardening * Beard, Patten * sample image
  7. A new British flora : British wild flowers in their natural haunts - v 05 * Horwood, A. R.; Fitch, John Nugent * sample image
  8. Japanese Gardens * Taylor, Harriet Osgood; Tyndale, Walter * sample image
  9. Our Monsoon Plants - Bombay Natural History Society * Raut, Madhav; Lucas, Mrs. * sample image
  10. Roof Gardening  * Mellen, Ida * sample image
  11. Rock Gardens * Rockwell, F. F.; Hollrock, George L. * sample image
  12. Beautiful Gardens in America * Shelton, Louise * sample image
  13. European Ferns * Britten, James * sample image

eBotanicalPrints – April 2017

We are still in a very cold week outside so I am enjoying indoor pursuits…time for another botanical print fix….

April was the peak month for my perusal of botanical print books in 2017…37 books in all. More than half were Arnaldoa – a periodical from an herbarium in Peru that started publication in the mid-1990s. I enjoyed the line drawings and the photographs; they are good examples of modern botanical prints. The other series of the month is German – Gartenbau im Reich from the 20s and 30;  the grouping of different kinds of iris – my favorite image from this month – is from the first volume.

  1. Arnaldoa - revista del Herbario HAO Vol 1-4 * Herbario HAO * sample image
  2. Arnaldoa - revista del Herbario HAO Vol 5 * Herbario HAO * sample image
  3. Arnaldoa - revista del Herbario HAO Vol 6 * Herbario HAO * sample image
  4. Arnaldoa - revista del Herbario HAO Vol 7 * Herbario HAO * sample image
  5. Arnaldoa - revista del Herbario HAO Vol 8 * Herbario HAO * sample image
  6. Arnaldoa - revista del Herbario HAO Vol 9 * Herbario HAO * sample image
  7. Boxwood gardens, old and new * Lewis, Albert Addison * sample image
  8. Garden Colour * Waterfield, Margaret * sample image
  9. Arnaldoa - revista del Herbario HAO Vol 10  * Herbario HAO * sample image
  10. Flower grouping in English, Scotch & Irish gardens * Waterfield, Margaret * sample image
  11. Arnaldoa - revista del Herbario HAO Vol 11 * Herbario HAO * sample image
  12. A Book of Gardens * Waterfield, Margaret * sample image
  13. Arnaldoa - revista del Herbario HAO Vol 12 * Herbario HAO * sample image
  14. Arnaldoa - revista del Herbario HAO Vol 13 * Herbario HAO * sample image
  15. Pictures of a New Zealand Garden * Laker, Rosalind; Hill, Mabel * sample image
  16. Hardy Perennials * Macself, AJ; West, Maud A.; Walker, Winifred * sample image
  17. In our flower garden by Her late Royal Highness, the Crown Princess of Sweden (neé the Princess Margaret of Connaught) * Margaraet, Crown Princess of Sweden; Klickmann, Flora; Settergren, A. Ch. * sample image
  18. Arnaldoa - revista del Herbario HAO Vol 14 *  Herbario HAO * sample image
  19. Arnaldoa - revista del Herbario HAO Vol 15 * Herbario HAO * sample image
  20. Arnaldoa - revista del Herbario HAO Vol 16 * Herbario HAO * sample image
  21. Arnaldoa - revista del Herbario HAO Vol 17 * Herbario HAO * sample image
  22. Arnaldoa - revista del Herbario HAO Vol 18 * Herbario HAO * sample image
  23. Jardins; carnet de plans et de dessins * Forestier, Jean CN * sample image
  24. Arnaldoa - revista del Herbario HAO Vol 19 * Herbario HAO * sample image
  25. Arnaldoa - revista del Herbario HAO Vol 20 * Herbario HAO * sample image
  26. Arnaldoa - revista del Herbario HAO Vol 21 * Herbario HAO * sample image
  27. Arnaldoa - revista del Herbario HAO Vol 22 * Herbario HAO * sample image
  28. Arnaldoa - revista del Herbario HAO Vol 23 - 1 * Herbario HAO * sample image
  29. Gartenbau im Reich V1 1920 * misc * sample image
  30. Arnaldoa - revista del Herbario HAO Vol 23 - 2 * Herbario HAO * sample image
  31. Gartenbau im Reich V2 1921 * misc * sample image
  32. Gartenbau im Reich V3 1922 * misc * sample image
  33. Gartenbau im Reich V11 1930 * misc * sample image
  34. Italian villas and their gardens * Wharton, Edith; Parrish, Maxfield * sample image
  35. Botanical Gardens of Jamaica * Maxon, William * sample image
  36. Wonders of the flora. The preservation of flowers in their natural state and colors * Kresken, H. Acosta * sample image
  37. Tropical blossoms of the Caribbean * Hargreaves, Dorothy and Bob * sample image

 

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eBotanicalPrints – May 2017

This last week of the year is very cold…the kind of weather best dealt with by staying inside…an enjoying botanical prints.

May 2017 included some more recent books; the first photograph is from the 1940s (Trees and Flowers the Hawaiian Islands) and the second is from the  1980s (Woodland Wildflowers from Illinois). There is a fanciful image with flowers and bees…and fairies; I decided to include it since I found the combination of realism and fancy so charming. My favorites of the month were the British Flower Garden series…lots of big beautiful botanical print in those volumes. Enjoy some botanical prints on a winter day!

  1. With the flowers and trees in California * Saunders, Charles Francis and Elizabeth Hallowell * sample image
  2. Trees and Flowers of the Hawaiian Islands * St. John, Harold * sample image
  3. Spring woodland wildflowers of Illinois * Mohlenbrock, Robert H. * sample image
  4. Blumen * Frey, Adolf; Kreidolf, Ernst * sample image
  5. The ladies' flower-garden of ornamental bulbous plants * Loudon, Mrs. * sample image
  6. The British Flower Garden V. 1 * Sweet, Robert; Smith, Edwin Dalton * sample image
  7. The British Flower Garden V. 2 * Sweet, Robert; Smith, Edwin Dalton * sample image
  8. The British Flower Garden V. 3 * Sweet, Robert; Smith, Edwin Dalton * sample image
  9. The British Flower Garden V. 1 (series 2) * Sweet, Robert; Smith, Edwin Dalton * sample image
  10. The British Flower Garden V. 2 (series 2) * Sweet, Robert; Smith, Edwin Dalton * sample image
  11. The British Flower Garden V. 3 (series 2) * Sweet, Robert; Smith, Edwin Dalton * sample image
  12. Gartengestaltung der neuzeit * Lange, Willy; Stahn, Otto * sample image
  13. Neue Arten von Pelargonien deutschen Ursprunges. Als beytrag zu Rob. Sweet's Geraniaceen mit Abbildungen und Beschreibungen V2 * Trattinnick, Leopold; Sweet Robert * sample image
  14. Neue Arten von Pelargonien deutschen Ursprunges. Als beytrag zu Rob. Sweet's Geraniaceen mit Abbildungen und Beschreibungen V3 * Trattinnick, Leopold; Sweet Robert * sample image
  15. Der Garten und seine Bepflanzung c. 1 * Lange, Willy * sample image
  16. Neue Arten von Pelargonien deutschen Ursprunges. Als beytrag zu Rob. Sweet's Geraniaceen mit Abbildungen und Beschreibungen V4 * Trattinnick, Leopold; Sweet Robert * sample image
  17. Neue Arten von Pelargonien deutschen Ursprunges. Als beytrag zu Rob. Sweet's Geraniaceen mit Abbildungen und Beschreibungen V5 * Trattinnick, Leopold; Sweet Robert * sample image
  18. Neue Arten von Pelargonien deutschen Ursprunges. Als beytrag zu Rob. Sweet's Geraniaceen mit Abbildungen und Beschreibungen V6 * Trattinnick, Leopold; Sweet Robert * sample image
  19. The Ornamental Flower Garden and Shrubery V1 * Sweet, Robert; Don, David; Lindley, John * sample image
  20. The British Flower Garden V. 4 (series 2) * Sweet, Robert; Smith, Edwin Dalton * sample image
  21. Cistinae. The natural order of cistus, or rock-rose * Sweet, Robert * sample image
  22. Geraniaceae : the natural order of gerania V1 * Sweet, Robert * sample image
  23. Geraniaceae : the natural order of gerania V1 * Sweet, Robert * sample image
  24. Geraniaceae : the natural order of gerania V2 * Sweet, Robert * sample image
  25. Geraniaceae : the natural order of gerania V3 * Sweet, Robert * sample image
  26. Geraniaceae : the natural order of gerania V4 * Sweet, Robert * sample image

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eBotanicalPrints – June 2017

As I am writing this post is it wet and dreary. It’s just the sort of day to appreciate books of botanical prints.

June 2017 was a big month for botanical books – 27 of them in all. Who knew that geraniums were so popular in the early 1800s. The Botanical Cabinet series had my favorite images – with the top of the list being the magnolia (near the bottom of the images).

  1. Geraniaceae : the natural order of gerania V4 * Sweet, Robert * sample image
  2. Geraniaceae : the natural order of gerania V5 * Sweet, Robert * sample image
  3. The language of flowers * Ildrewe, Miss (editor) * sample image
  4. Mushirui gafu * Kitagawa, Utamaro;Ishikawa, Masamochi * sample image
  5. Ransai gafu * Mori, Bunsho * sample image
  6. Flower Arrangement in Color * Rockwell, F. F.; Grayson, Ester, C. * sample image
  7. The ladies' flower-garden of ornamental perennials V1 * Loudon, Mrs.  * sample image
  8. The ladies' flower-garden of ornamental perennials V2 * Loudon, Mrs.  * sample image
  9. A wreath from the woods of Carolina, illustrated with colored engravings of native wild flowers * Mason, Mary Ann Bryan * sample image
  10. Flora britannica indigena; or, Plates of the indigenous plants of Great Britain * Walcott, John * sample image
  11. Popular garden botany * Catlow, Agnes * sample image
  12. The Botanical Cabinet V1 1818 * Loddiges, Conrad, & Sons; Cooke; George * sample image
  13. The Botanical Cabinet V2 1821 * Loddiges, Conrad, & Sons; Cooke; George * sample image
  14. The Botanical Cabinet V3 1818 * Loddiges, Conrad, & Sons; Cooke; George * sample image
  15. The Botanical Cabinet V4 1819 * Loddiges, Conrad, & Sons; Cooke; George * sample image
  16. The Botanical Cabinet V5 1820 * Loddiges, Conrad, & Sons; Cooke; George * sample image
  17. A year in the garden * Mustard, Norah Elizabeth * sample image
  18. Futatsubo yori hyakutsubo made Nihon teizō shingyōsō santai zuan shinsho : tsuketari, Chikuteihō kokoroe oyobi shiyōsho to kōji yosansho * Sugimoto, Fumitaro * sample image
  19. The Botanical Cabinet V6 1821 * Loddiges, Conrad, & Sons; Cooke; George * sample image
  20. My villa garden * Graveson,S. * sample image
  21. The Botanical Cabinet V7 1822 * Loddiges, Conrad, & Sons; Cooke; George * sample image
  22. The Botanical Cabinet V8 1823 * Loddiges, Conrad, & Sons; Cooke; George * sample image
  23. Every woman's flower garden : how to make and keep it beautiful * Hamden, Mary; Reeve, Mary S. * sample image
  24. The Botanical Cabinet V9 1824 * Loddiges, Conrad, & Sons; Cooke; George * sample image
  25. Saxifrages, or rockfoils * Irving, Walter; Malby, Reginald A. * sample image
  26. Our Sentimental Garden * Castle, Agnes Sweetman And Egerton; Robinson, Charles * sample image
  27. The Botanical Cabinet V10 1824 * Loddiges, Conrad, & Sons; Cooke; George * sample image

 

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