Costaceae - Costus verschaffeltianus. From: l’Illustration horticole, journal spécial des serres et des jardins by Charles Lemaire (editor) and published by Ambroise Verschaffelt. Costaceae
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Pantropical monocots, belonging to the order Zingiberales, which contains horticulturally and economically important plants such as the banana. Found in tropical climates of Asia, Africa, and Central/South America.
Costaceae - Cheilocostus speciosus - Costus speciosus
From: The garden. An illustrated weekly journal of horticulture in all its branches by William Robinson (editor).
London, 1895, January - July, volume 47, plate 1004. Chromolithograph by Guillaume Severeyns after painting by H.G. Moon (sheet 223 x 285 mm). Text enclosed.
€ 100
All gardeners owe an infinite debt of gratitude to William Robinson - founder of The Garden (1871-1927) and Flora and Sylva (1903-05), and author of The English Flower Garden (1883, etc.) and other works - who helped to break the tyranny of formal bedding and, like Ruskin, drew attention to the beauties of the wild garden. Among the artists whom he employed was Henry Moon, who struck a new and personal, if not entirely healthy, note in botanical illustration. … (Blunt & Stearn). From 1880 Henry George Moon’s plant portraits dominated the pages of The Garden, a popular horticultural publication. Renowned for his lifelike paintings of orchids, Moon appealed to Robinson because of his ability to sketch flowers in a graceful, naturalistic style. The subtle colourings of his paintings and simple arrangement of flowers were very unlike the more stylised renderings that appeared in competitors’ publications. The beautiful colour-plates were lithographed and printed by the Belgian firm G. Severeyns and its successor J.L. Goffart, notable for their craftmanship.
* Blunt & Stearn pp. 239-240; Nissen BBI 2264.
Costaceae - Costus speciosus. From: The garden. An illustrated weekly journal of horticulture in all its branches by William Robinson (editor).
Costaceae - Costus arabicus - Costus verschaffeltianus
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, 1858, volume 5, plate 177. Chromolithograph finished by hand (sheet 170 x 255 mm). Text enclosed.
€ 45
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.
Costaceae - Costus arabicus - Costus verschaffeltianus From: l’Illustration horticole, journal spécial des serres et des jardins by Charles Lemaire (editor) and published by Ambroise Verschaffelt.