Includes trees, shrubs, lianas and perennial herbaceous plants. Several are economically important. Hedera species are grown as ornamental plants and indoor plants.
Aralia quinquefolia - Panax quinquefolium +
- Panax trifolium|
From: Histoire universelle du règne végétal, ou nouveau dictionnaire physique et économique de toutes les plantes qui croissent sur la surface du globe; … by Pierre Joseph Buchoz.
Paris, Brunet, 1775-1780. Engraving with plant names (uncut sheet 260 x 420 mm). Text missing.
€ 100This print is among 1200 plates from this most extensive work, published from 1775-1780 by the extremely prolific author Pierre Joseph Buchoz (1731-1807, also spelled as Buch’oz or Buc’hoz). He was a French physician and naturalist who served as physician to the king of Poland. He left his post to pursue his interest in natural history and published vast illustrated folios on botany, books on mineralogy, agriculture, ornithology and medicine. The attractive plates are mostly based on original drawings in the Collection des Vélins of the Muséum d’Histoire Naturelle, Paris. Artists’ names on the the copper-engravings seldom occur and as engraver Fessard is sometimes mentioned.
* Pritzel 1325; Dunthorne 59; Blunt & Stearn pp. 158-160; Nissen BBI 287; Stafleu & Cowan 876; Johnston 524.
Araliaceae - Aralia papyrifera|
From: Flore des serres et des jardins de l'Europe by Charles Lemaire and others.
Gand [Gent], Louis van Houtte, 1857, volume 12, plate 1201. Chromolithograph finished by hand (sheet 160 x 247 mm). Text enclosed.
€ 40The 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.
From: Afbeeldingen der fraaiste, meest uitheemsche boomen en heesters by Johan Carl Krauss.
Amsterdam, 1802 [-1808]. Hand-coloured engravings (2 sheets 230 x 284 mm). Text enclosed.
€ 180Rare Dutch work on shrubs and trees, with splendid, highly finished plates, showing details as fruits, flowers, branches, seeds, etc. The work was orginally published in 21 parts, each containing 6 plates, but publication was discontinued because of insufficient sales. The author (1759-1826) was a German-born professor of medicine at Leiden.
* Pritzel 4872; Nissen BBI 1102; Great flower books p. 63; Landwehr 98; Stafleu & Cowan 3927.
Araliaceae - Hedera helix|
From: Flora batava by Jan Kops, Herman Christiaan van Hall and others.
Amsterdam, J.C. Sepp, 1844, volume 8, plate 588. Hand-coloured engraving (uncut, unpressed sheet 247 x 303 mm). Text enclosed.
€ 120The 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; Nissen BBI 2247; Great flower books p. 63; Landwehr 60; Stafleu & Cowan 3874; Johnston 663; A hundred highlights from the koninklijke Bibliotheek 70.
Araliaceae - Schefflera venulosa - Paratropia
From: Illustrations of Indian botany, or figures illustrative of each of the natural orders of Indian plants, … by Robert Wight.
Madras, P.R. Hunt for the author, 1850, volume 2, plate 118. Hand-coloured lihograph by Govindoo, Rungiah, lithopgraphed by Dumphy, Wight, Winchester (sheet 220 x 267mm). Text enclosed (partly in photocopy).
€ 55Wight, a British surgeon, arived in India in 1819, with no training as a botanist. He became superintendent of the Botanic garden of Madras from 1826-1828. By the time he finally retired in 1853 he had described nearly 3000 species of Indian plants.This beautifully illustrated work on the Indian flora was published in 250 copies only.
* Nissen BBI 2141; Great flower books p. 81; Stafleu & Cowan 17.579.