Gustav Hegi’s Illustrierte Flora von Mittel-Europa

Hathi Trust has multiple versions of the Illustrierte Flora von Mittel-Europa (Illustrated Flora of Central Europe) that Gustav Hegi edited between 1908 and 1931. There are editions published after his originals as well. I chose to peruse the volume made available by University of Michigan. The first 6 volumes (some of the volumes have multiple parts so there are more that 6 items in all) have colorful images – lots of plants on one page. The sample images from the 12 volumes I looked at – lots of color and variety on a winter day.

According to Wikipedia, the author, a Swiss botanist, wrote about a third of the content…and edited the whole. He obtained his PhD in 1905 and was had been a curator at the Botanic Garden of Munich from 1902-1908. The volumes were published in Munich. He died in 1932. The article contains very little information of his life outside of his publications although he had returned to Switzerland before he died at age 51.

eBotanical Prints – February 2019

Twenty-six botanical print books February; that’s what a lot in a month that only had 28 days! Most of the books were from one series and not in color but the drawings were detailed and often contained a lot of botanical details (flower parts, etc). Enjoy the carousel of the 26 sample images today and all the links to the volumes below! I’ll provide more information on some selections in the next couple of days. The complete list of all the botanical books I’ve found online, can be found here.

Illustrierte Flora von Mittel-Europa V6 pt2 * Hegi, Gustav * sample image * 1907

Plantæ Yucatanæ. (Regionis Antillanæ) Plants of the insular, coastal and plain regions of the peninsula of Yucatan, Mexico * Millspaugh, Charles Frederick * sample image * 1902

Icones Plantarum V1 * Hooker, William Jackson * sample image * 1832

Icones Plantarum V2 * Hooker, William Jackson * sample image * 1832

Icones Plantarum V3 * Hooker, William Jackson * sample image * 1840

Icones Plantarum V4 * Hooker, Joseph Dalton; Hooker, William Jackson * sample image * 1841

Icones Plantarum V5 * Hooker, Joseph Dalton; Hooker, William Jackson * sample image * 1842

Icones Plantarum V7-8 * Hooker, Joseph Dalton; Hooker, William Jackson * sample image * 1844

Icones Plantarum V9 * Hooker, Joseph Dalton; Hooker, William Jackson * sample image * 1852

Icones Plantarum V10 * Hooker, Joseph Dalton; Hooker, William Jackson * sample image * 1854

Icones Plantarum V11 * Hooker, Joseph Dalton; Hooker, William Jackson * sample image * 1871

Icones Plantarum V12 * Hooker, Joseph Dalton; Hooker, William Jackson * sample image * 1876

Icones Plantarum V13 * Hooker, Joseph Dalton; Hooker, William Jackson * sample image * 1879

Icones Plantarum V14 * Hooker, Joseph Dalton; Hooker, William Jackson * sample image * 1882

Icones Plantarum V15 * Hooker, Joseph Dalton; Hooker, William Jackson * sample image * 1885

Icones Plantarum V16 * Hooker, Joseph Dalton; Hooker, William Jackson * sample image * 1887

Icones Plantarum V17 * Hooker, Joseph Dalton; Hooker, William Jackson * sample image * 1887

Icones Plantarum V18 * Hooker, Joseph Dalton; Hooker, William Jackson * sample image * 1887

Icones Plantarum V19 * Hooker, Joseph Dalton; Hooker, William Jackson * sample image * 1889

Icones Plantarum V20 * Hooker, Joseph Dalton; Hooker, William Jackson * sample image * 1899

Icones Plantarum V21 * Hooker, Joseph Dalton; Hooker, William Jackson * sample image * 1899

Icones Plantarum V22 * Hooker, Joseph Dalton; Hooker, William Jackson * sample image * 1894

Icones Plantarum V23 * Hooker, Joseph Dalton; Hooker, William Jackson * sample image * 1894

Icones Plantarum V24 * Hooker, Joseph Dalton; Hooker, William Jackson * sample image * 1895

Icones Plantarum V25 * Hooker, Joseph Dalton; Hooker, William Jackson * sample image * 1896

Icones Plantarum V26 * Hooker, Joseph Dalton; Hooker, William Jackson * sample image * 1899

Friedrich Anton Wilhelm Miquel (ebooks)

Friedrich Anton Wilhelm Miquel was a Dutch botanist. He started out as a medical doctor in 1833 but transitioned to botany by 1846. For more information about his life see Wikipedia or http://www.repository.naturalis.nl/document/570502. He died relatively early and did most of his work on the flora of the Dutch East Indies through correspondence from the University of Amsterdam and then Utrecht University.

The Internet Archive has two of his books available and I’ve picked two images from each of them:

De Noord-Nederlandsche vergiftige gewassen published in 1836 (link to book on Internet Archive)

Choix de plantes rares ou nouvelles, cultivees et dessinees dans le jardin botanique de Buitenzorg published in 1868 (link to book on Internet Archive)

Botany for the Artist (ebook)

Simblet, Sarah. Botany for the Artist. Great Britain: Dorling Kindersley Limited. 2010. Available from Internet Archive here.

It is packaged on the Internet Archive with Botany Illustrated – available via the same link. The author is an artist rather than a botanist but her passion for creating botanical art comes through in this book. It contains a lot of photographs, some botanical print history and how to draw plants. I’ll never be a botanical artist, but I appreciated this book.

Botanical prints are something I enjoy particularly in the winter when the outdoors here is not as colorful; many of the trees are bare and we are having a lot of cloudy days. Browsing through a book like this is an armchair version of walking through a conservatory or traveling to some other part of the globe where the air temperature is much warmer!

I picked four images to share here….so many beautiful ones to choose from …worth a browse through the whole book on a January day indoors.

eBotanical Prints – November 2018

It was another big month for botanical print books….27 added to the big list (here) and listed in this post.

I’ll write a little more about some of the books in later posts. Today’s post is a slide show of the 27 sample images and then the list of books. There are over 1500 books in the big list of digital eBooks available online free of charge. All the books for this month are from the Internet Archive.

Westafrikanische Kautschuk-Expedition, 1899/1900 * Schlechter, Rudolf * sample image * 1900

Alpenflora; die verbreitetsten Alpenpflanzen von Bayern, Österreich und der Schweiz * Hegi, Gustav * sample image * 1922

Icones florae Germanicae et Helveticae V1 * Reichenbach, Heinrich Gottlieb Ludwig; Reichenbach, Heinrich Gustav * sample image * 1850

Icones florae Germanicae et Helveticae V2 * Reichenbach, Heinrich Gottlieb Ludwig; Reichenbach, Heinrich Gustav * sample image * 1838

Icones florae Germanicae et Helveticae V3 * Reichenbach, Heinrich Gottlieb Ludwig; Reichenbach, Heinrich Gustav * sample image * 1839

Icones florae Germanicae et Helveticae V4 * Reichenbach, Heinrich Gottlieb Ludwig; Reichenbach, Heinrich Gustav * sample image * 1840

Icones florae Germanicae et Helveticae V5 * Reichenbach, Heinrich Gottlieb Ludwig; Reichenbach, Heinrich Gustav * sample image * 1841

Icones florae Germanicae et Helveticae V6 * Reichenbach, Heinrich Gottlieb Ludwig; Reichenbach, Heinrich Gustav * sample image * 1844

Icones florae Germanicae et Helveticae V7 * Reichenbach, Heinrich Gottlieb Ludwig; Reichenbach, Heinrich Gustav * sample image * 1845

Icones florae Germanicae et Helveticae V8 * Reichenbach, Heinrich Gottlieb Ludwig; Reichenbach, Heinrich Gustav * sample image * 1846

Icones florae Germanicae et Helveticae V9 * Reichenbach, Heinrich Gottlieb Ludwig; Reichenbach, Heinrich Gustav * sample image * 1847

Icones florae Germanicae et Helveticae V10 * Reichenbach, Heinrich Gottlieb Ludwig; Reichenbach, Heinrich Gustav * sample image * 1848

Icones florae Germanicae et Helveticae V11 * Reichenbach, Heinrich Gottlieb Ludwig; Reichenbach, Heinrich Gustav * sample image * 1849

Icones florae Germanicae et Helveticae V12 * Reichenbach, Heinrich Gottlieb Ludwig; Reichenbach, Heinrich Gustav * sample image * 1850

Icones florae Germanicae et Helveticae V15 * Reichenbach, Heinrich Gottlieb Ludwig; Reichenbach, Heinrich Gustav * sample image * 1853

Icones florae Germanicae et Helveticae V16 * Reichenbach, Heinrich Gottlieb Ludwig; Reichenbach, Heinrich Gustav * sample image * 1854

Icones florae Germanicae et Helveticae V19 * Reichenbach, Heinrich Gottlieb Ludwig; Reichenbach, Heinrich Gustav * sample image * 1904

Icones florae Germanicae et Helveticae V20 * Reichenbach, Heinrich Gottlieb Ludwig; Reichenbach, Heinrich Gustav * sample image * 1903

Icones florae Germanicae et Helveticae V21 * Reichenbach, Heinrich Gottlieb Ludwig; Reichenbach, Heinrich Gustav * sample image * 1867

Icones florae Germanicae et Helveticae V22 * Reichenbach, Heinrich Gottlieb Ludwig; Reichenbach, Heinrich Gustav * sample image * 1862

Icones florae Germanicae et Helveticae V23 * Reichenbach, Heinrich Gottlieb Ludwig; Reichenbach, Heinrich Gustav * sample image * 1899

Icones florae Germanicae et Helveticae V24 * Reichenbach, Heinrich Gottlieb Ludwig; Reichenbach, Heinrich Gustav * sample image * 1899

Xenia orchidacea  V1 * Reichenbach, Heinrich Gustav * sample image * 1858

Xenia orchidacea  V2 * Reichenbach, Heinrich Gustav * sample image * 1874

Xenia orchidacea  V3 * Reichenbach, Heinrich Gustav * sample image * 1900

Refugium botanicum V4 * Saunders, William Wilson, Reichbach, Heinrich Gustav, Baker, John Gilbert * sample image * 1871

Botanische Ergebnisse * Wawra, Heinrich, ritter von Fernsee; Krempelhuber, August von; Reichenbach, Henrich Gustav, Seboth, J. * sample image * 1866

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 – 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 – 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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eBotanicalPrints –July – October 2017

I am still working on creating a new section of my site. It should be ready by early 2018; my plan to include all the botanical prints books I perused in 2017 to get is started. This month I am getting the material formatted….working out the details for the new section.

Today I am highlighting the books I read from July – October. There were not as many botanical print books because I shifted to butterflies (prompted by my volunteering at Brookside Gardens Wings of Fancy).

July

Most of the books in July were The Botanical Cabinet volumes. There are 20 in all published in the early 1800s. Note that not all the books I am including in the collection are formal botanical prints; sometimes, they are art or catalogs or garden pictures….that are dominated by plants. They are not meant to be scientific documentation of the plant; I enjoy them too much to leave them out.

  1. The Botanical Cabinet V11 1825 * Loddiges, Conrad, & Sons; Cooke; George * sample image
  2. The Botanical Cabinet V12 1826 * Loddiges, Conrad, & Sons; Cooke; George * sample image
  3. The Botanical Cabinet V13 1827 * Loddiges, Conrad, & Sons; Cooke; George * sample image
  4. Hours of gladness * Maeterlinck, Maurice; Teixeira de Mattos, Alexander * sample image
  5. The Botanical Cabinet V14 1828 * Loddiges, Conrad, & Sons; Cooke; George * sample image
  6. The Botanical Cabinet V15 1828 * Loddiges, Conrad, & Sons; Cooke; George * sample image
  7. The Botanical Cabinet V16 1829 * Loddiges, Conrad, & Sons; Cooke; George * sample image

August

The last book listed for August is relatively recent. It was published in the mid-1950s and includes color photographs of cactus…the modern ‘botanical print.’

  1. The Botanical Cabinet V17 1830 * Loddiges, Conrad, & Sons; Cooke; George * sample image
  2. The Botanical Cabinet V18 1831 * Loddiges, Conrad, & Sons; Cooke; George * sample image
  3. The Botanical Cabinet V19 1832 * Loddiges, Conrad, & Sons; Cooke; George * sample image
  4. The Botanical Cabinet V20 1833 * Loddiges, Conrad, & Sons; Cooke; George * sample image
  5. Among the flowers; selections from the standard poets illustrated in colors.  * misc * sample image
  6. The flowering cactus; an informative guide, illustrated in full-color photography, to one of the miracles of America's Southwest * Carlson, Raymond; Proctor, Claire Meyer; Proctor, Ralph C. * sample image

September

Botanical prints are also for children’s books; The books by Janet Kelman were published in the early 1900s.

  1. The botanical works of the late George Engelmann * Shaw, Henry; Trelease, William; Gray, Asa * sample image
  2. Gardens shown to the children * Kelman, Janet Harvey; Allen, Olive; Henderson, J.A. * sample image
  3. Trees, shown to children * Kelman, Janet Harvey; Smith, C.E. * sample image

October

Botanical prints were produced in different cultures. The two from October are from Japan in the early 1900s.

  1. Bairei gafu V3 * Yamado Unsodo (publisher) * sample image
  2. Icones plantarum Indiae Orientalis - or figures of Indian plants V1 * Wight, Robert * sample image
  3. Banshō zukan v. 2 * Kobayashi, Bunshichi * sample image
  4. Icones plantarum Indiae Orientalis - or figures of Indian plants V2 * Wight, Robert * sample image
  5. Garden Photography * Fitch, Charles Marden  

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November 2017

eBotanicalPrints - November 2017

Botanical prints are probably my favorite type of visual images and I’ve found a lot of electronic versions of them over the years. Many of them are scanned versions of books from the 1800s – before photography…a time when exotic plants were being documented and finding their way into gardens of Europe and America.

Back in November, I happened upon several books (items 16 and 23 below) that can be checked out from the Internet Archive; I realized that I had seen the work of many of the artists highlighted in the books…but there were others that I had not found yet. I did a quick check to see if their work was available on the free eBook sources I know about…and was thrilled with several new finds.

That started me thinking about the free eBooks I’ve browsed through previously and how I could make what I’ve found more easily accessible for others with similar interests. I will be creating a new section of my site in 2018 – eBotanicalPrints – toward that end. My plan is to provide a link to the free eBook; if it is there is not copyright issue – I’ll provide a sample image as well.

This post is an experiment to highlight the botanical print books I looked through last month. I’m surprised that there were 26! After the list, I have a gallery of the sample images. The individual images can be accessed via the ‘sample image’ link in the list. The books themselves often have pages of text (sometimes not in English)…but the images are plentiful. Enjoy!

  1. Icones plantarum Indiae Orientalis - or figures of Indian plants V3  *  Wight, Robert  *  sample image
  2. Icones plantarum Indiae Orientalis - or figures of Indian plants V4  *  Wight, Robert  *  sample image
  3. Icones plantarum Indiae Orientalis - or figures of Indian plants V5  *  Wight, Robert  *  sample image
  4. The Huntington: library, art collections, botanical gardens  *  Bernal, Peggy Park   
  5. Botanical prints with excerpts from the artist's notebooks  Evans, Henry Herman   
  6. Botanical garden from Rio de Janeiro  *  Jobim, Antonio Carlos; Araujo, Zeka   
  7. Bonsai kabenzu  *  anonymous  *  sample image
  8. Icones plantarum Indiae Orientalis - or figures of Indian plants V6  *  Wight, Robert  *  sample image
  9. Flowers in Shadow  *  Oelbaum, Zeva; Stein, Sara Bonnett 
  10. Drawn from Nature: The botanical art of Joseph Prestele and his sons  *  Van Ravenswaay, Charles  *   
  11. Abbildung und Beschreibung bluhender Cacteen  *  Dondorf, Bernhard; Fischer, Theodor Georg Viktor.; Fischer, Theodor.; Francke, Gustav.; Otto, Friedrich; Pfeiffer, Ludwig Georg Karl; Prestele, Franz Joseph Ulrich.  *  sample image
  12. Hydrangeas for American Gardens  *  Dirr, Michael; Dirr, Bonnie L. (illustrator) 
  13. Icones plantarum cryptogamicarum  *  Martius, Karl Friedrich Philipp von; Mohl, Hugo von; Prestele, Joseph  *  sample image
  14. Ever blooming: The art of Bonnie Hall  *  Hall, Bonnie B. 
  15. Le Moniteur d'horticulture - 1895  *  Chaure and Ballif  *  sample image
  16. Women of flowers: a tribute to Victorian Women Illustrators  *  Kramer, Jack; Sunshine, Linda 
  17. Le Moniteur d'horticulture - 1894  *  Chaure and Ballif  *  sample image
  18. Le Moniteur d'horticulture - 1897  *  Chaure and Ballif  *  sample image
  19. Le Moniteur d'horticulture - 1898  *  Chaure and Ballif  *  sample image
  20. Le Moniteur d'horticulture - 1899  *  Chaure and Ballif  *  sample image
  21. Le Moniteur d'horticulture - 1902  *  Chaure and Ballif  *  sample image
  22. Le Moniteur d'horticulture - 1903  *  Chaure and Ballif  *  sample image
  23. Treasures of the Royal Horticultural Society  *  Elliott, Brent 
  24. The Pupils of Redoute  *  Hardouin-Fugier, Elisabeth   
  25. Jardin de La Malmaison, Tome 1  *  Ventenat, EP; Redoute, PJ  *  sample image
  26. Jardin de La Malmaison, Tome 2  *  Ventenat, EP; Redoute, PJ  *  sample image