Aquifoliaceae - Ilex cornuta. From: Flore des serres et des jardins de l’Europe by Charles Lemaire and others. Aquifoliaceae
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Nearly all species belong to the genus Ilex. Most are evergreen trees or shrubs, though there are deciduous species that lose their leaves seasonally.
Aquifoliaceae - Ilex aquifolium
From: Flora batava by Jan Kops, Herman Christiaan van Hall and others.
Amsterdam, J.C. Sepp, 1844, volume 8, plate 627. Hand-coloured engraving (uncut, unpressed sheet 248 x 305 mm). Text enclosed.
€ 80
The Flora batava, a monumental work forming a beautifully illustrated survey of all indigenous plants in the Netherlands. It was started in 1800 by Jan Kops, a Dutch agronomist and professor of botany at Utrecht. The first 10 volumes constitute all that was prepared and issued under his supervision (later assisted by Herman Christiaan van Hall, Friedrich Anton Wilhelm Miquel and Johannes Everhardus van der Trappen). When finished at last in 1934, Willem Jan Lütjeharms was the editor for volume 28, in which he concludes that this work has ended now and that publication took longer than any comparable foreign flora: De Flora Batava heeft langer geleefd dan een der met dit werk vergelijkbare buitenlandsche plaatwerken. The long publication period reflects the change in the technique of its illustrations. Initially copper-engravings were used, followed by lithographs, all coloured by hand, but from volume 25 colour-printing was gradually introduced. Also several artists were involved, but the plates are not signed, nor much information is given about them. The first publisher, J.C. Sepp en Zoon, was renowned for its scientific colour-plate books. Each plate is accompanied by a text in Dutch and French. The work was issued in 8vo and 4to. This plate is in the most desirable large 4to format.
* Pritzel 4822; Jackson p. 324; Great flower books p. 63; Nissen BBI 2247; Landwehr 60; Stafleu & Cowan 3874; Johnston 663; A hundred highlights from the koninklijke Bibliotheek 70.
Aquifoliaceae - Ilex aquifolium. From: Flora batava by Jan Kops, Herman Christiaan van Hall and others.
Aquifoliaceae - Ilex aquifolium var. pendulum
From: l'Illustration horticole, journal spécial des serres et des jardins by Charles Lemaire (editor) and published by Ambroise Verschaffelt.
Gand [Gent], F. et E. Gyselynck, 1859, volume 6, plate 222. Chromolithograph finished by hand (uncut sheet 178 x 264 mm). Text enclosed.
€ 60
One of the great Belgian horticultural periodicals, published over 43 years. From 1854-1868 Lemaire worked for Ambroise Verschaffelt, in which period he edited this journal. In 1869 the Verschaffelt Établissement was bought up by Jean Jules Linden and the editorship went to Éduard André.
* Pritzel 5205; Nissen BBI 2343; Stafleu & Cowan II p. 834.
  Aquifoliaceae - Ilex aquifolium x pendulum. From: l'Illustration horticole, journal spécial des serres et des jardins by Charles Lemaire (editor) and published by Ambroise Verschaffelt.
Aquifoliaceae - Ilex aquifolium
From: Nederlandsche flora en pomona beschreven en uitgegeven door het bestuur der Pomologische Vereeniging te Boskoop, by K.J.W. Ottolander, A. Koster & C. de Vos (editors).
Groningen, J.B. Wolters, [1875-] 1876-1879, plate 18. Chromolithograph by A.J. Wendel (sheet 250 x 327 mm). Text enclosed.
€ 90
The beautiful colour-plates were lithographed in Belgium by G. Severyns. They depict flowers and fruit then growing in The Netherlands. Publication started in 1875 on the initiative of the Pomological Society at Boskoop.
* Nissen BBI 1474.
Aquifoliaceae - Ilex aquifolium. From: Nederlandsche flora en pomona beschreven en uitgegeven door het bestuur der Pomologische Vereeniging te Boskoop, by K.J.W. Ottolander, A. Koster & C. de Vos (editors).
Aquifoliaceae - Ilex cornuta
From: Flore des serres et des jardins de l’Europe by Charles Lemaire and others.
Gand [Gent], Louis van Houtte, 1854, volume 9, plate 895. Chromolithograph (sheet 158 x 243 mm). Text enclosed.
€ 40
The founder, publisher and part-editor of this lavish Belgian periodical was Louis van Houtte, the propietor of the largest nursery of its time on the continent. It appeared monthly for almost 40 years and was published by his own printing office in the middle of the gardens, the Horto van Houtteano. All the plants shown were for sale in his nursery and include many exotics. The work is notable for the craftmanship of the Belgian lithographers Severeyns, Stroobant and De Pannemaker, who had mastered the art of colour-printing from stone.
* Nissen BBI 2254; Great flower books p. 84; Stafleu & Cowan 15.921.
Aquifoliaceae - Ilex cornuta. From: Flore des serres et des jardins de l’Europe by Charles Lemaire and others.