Cucurbitaceae - Cucumis melo x dudaïm From: Flore des serres et des jardins de l'Europe by Charles Lemaire and others. Cucurbitaceae
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Predominantly distributed around the tropics, where those with edible fruits were amongst the earliest cultivated plants in both the Old and New Worlds.
Cucurbitaceae - Cayaponia laciniosa - Bryonia laciniosa
From: Flore des serres et des jardins de l'Europe by Charles Lemaire and others.
Gand [Gent], Louis van Houtte, 1857, volume 12, plate 1202. Chromolithograph finished by hand (sheet 162 x 246 mm). Text enclosed.
€ 35
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.
  Cucurbitaceae - Cayaponia laciniosa - Bryonia laciniosa From: Flore des serres et des jardins de l'Europe by Charles Lemaire and others.
Cucurbitaceae - Coccinia quinqueloba - Bryonia quinqueloba
From: Curtis’s botanical magazine; or flower garden displayed.
London, 1816, volume 43, plate 1820. Hand-coloured engraving (sheet 143 x 237 mm). Text enclosed.
€ 45
The first and most important botanical magazine made up of 'figures' of plants and short descriptions. Provides a storehouse of exotics, paralleling the indigenous plants … (Hunt). A delightful work pictorially, never excelled as a periodical, most carefully coloured and a source of lasting interest and information (Dunthorne). Started by William Curtis in 1787 publication still continues.
* Pritzel 2007; Dunthorne 88; Nissen BBI 2350; Great flower books pp. 83-84; Hunt 689; Henrey 472; Stafleu & Cowan 1290.
Cucurbitaceae - Coccinia quinquelobs - Bryonia quinqueloba. From: Curtis’s botanical magazine; or flower garden displayed.
Cucurbitaceae - Cucumis anguinus ?
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.
€ 115
This 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.
Cucurbitaceae - Trichosanthes anguina - Cucumis anguinus. 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.
Cucurbitaceae - Cucumis melopepo ? varieties
From: La Belgique horticole, journal des jardins et des vergers by Charles François Antoine Morren.
Liège [Luik], La Direction Générale, 1853, volume 3. Hand-coloured lithograph by G. Severeyns (sheet 152 x 236 mm). Slight offset. Text enclosed.
€ 65
Important Belgian periodical. A total of 35 volumes were produced from 1851-1885 by the Morrens, father and son. Charles François Antoine was director of the Jardin botanique de l’Université de Liège and professor of botany and his son, Charles Jacques Édouard, was also director of the Jardin botanique de l’Université de Liège and specialist on Bromeliaceae.
* Nissen BBI 2218; Stafleu & Cowan III pp. 592-593.
Cucurbitaceae - Cucumis melopepo ? varieties From: La Belgique horticole, journal des jardins et des vergers by Charles François Antoine Morren.
Cucurbitaceae - Cucumis melo var. dudaïm
From: Flore des serres et des jardins de l'Europe by Charles Lemaire and others.
Gand [Gent], Louis van Houtte, 1861, volume 14, plate 1474. Chromolithograph finished by hand (sheet 247 x 163 mm). Text enclosed.
€ 50
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.
  Cucurbitaceae - Cucumis melo x dudaïm From: Flore des serres et des jardins de l'Europe by Charles Lemaire and others.
Cucurbitaceae - Cucurbita ... Les courges; leurs espèces et leurs variétés
From: Flore des serres et des jardins de l'Europe by Charles Lemaire and others.
Gand [Gent], Louis van Houtte, 1857, volume 12, plate 1240-1241. Chromolithograph with 20 figures finished by hand (343 x 247 mm with folds). Text enclosed (partly in photocopy).
€ 85
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.
  Cucurbitaceae - Cucurbita ... Les courges; leurs espèces et leurs variétés From: Flore des serres et des jardins de l'Europe by Charles Lemaire and others.
Cucurbitaceae - Ecballium elaterium - Momordica elaterium
From: Medical botany by William Woodville.
London, James Phillips, 1790, 1. edition, volume 1, plate 43. Engraving (sheet 158 x 210 mm). Text enclosed (partly in photocopy).
€ 30
William Woodville is noted for his early advocacy of the theory of vaccination and for these excellent volumes on Medical Botany (Hunt). This work contains systematic and general descriptions of all the plants in the catalogues of the materia medica published by the Royal Colleges of Physicians of London and Edinburgh, and is illustrated with excellent plates drawn and engraved by James Sowerby (Henrey).
* Pritzel 10.398; Dunthorne 334; Nissen BBI 2183; Great flower books p. 81; Hunt 716; Henrey 1521 + I p. 30.
Cucurbitaceae - Ecballium elaterium - Momordica elaterium From: Medical botany by William Woodville.
Cucurbitaceae - Gurania makoyana - Anguria makoyana
From: Flore des serres et des jardins de l'Europe by Charles Lemaire and others.
Gand [Gent], Louis van Houtte, 1847, volume4 3, plate 222. Hand-coloured lithograph (sheet 165 x 253 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.
  Cucurbitaceae - Gurania makoyana - Anguria makoyana From: Flore des serres et des jardins de l'Europe by Charles Lemaire and others.
Cucurbitaceae - Hodgsonia heteroclita
From: Flore des serres et des jardins de l'Europe by Charles Lemaire and others.
Gand [Gent], Louis van Houtte, 1857, volume 12, plate 1262-1263. Chromolithograph finished by hand (sheet 340 x 246 mm with folds; lower corner lightly waterstained). Text enclosed.
€ 80
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.
  Cucurbitaceae - Hodgsonia heteroclita From: Flore des serres et des jardins de l'Europe by Charles Lemaire and others.
Cucurbitaceae - Kedrostis foetidissima - Trichosanthes foetidissima
From: Icones plantarum rariorum by Nikolaus Joseph von Jacquin.
Wien, 1781-1793 [-1795]. Hand-coloured engraving (sheet 280 x 457 mm). Text missing.
€ 180
The Icones plantarum rariorum is one of Jacquin’s most impressive productions. The work is notable for the first illustrations by the brilliant brothers Franz and Ferdinand Bauer. Other artists involved were Joseph Hofbauer and Joseph Scharf. The plates were engraved by Jakob Adam, one of Jacquin’s better engravers. The finely coloured and detailed plates are unsigned.
* Dunthorne 153; Nissen BBI 974; Great flower books p. 61; Stafleu & Cowan 3251.
Cucurbitaceae - Kedrostis foetidissima - Trichosanthes foetidissima From: Icones plantarum rariorum by Nikolaus Joseph von Jacquin.
Cucurbitaceae - Lagenaria siceraria - Cucurbita lagenaria
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.
€ 100
This 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.
Cucurbitaceae - Lagenaria vulgaris - Cucurbita lagenaria. 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.
Cucurbitaceae - Momordica balsamina
From: Dictionnaire des sciences naturelles. Planches … Botanique classée d’après la méthode naturelle de M. Antoine-Laurent de Jussieu by Pierre Jean François Turpin.
Paris & Strasbourg, F.G. Levrault, 1816-1829, volume 5, plate 208 + 209. Hand-coloured engravings after Turpin (sheet 120 x 213 mm).
€ 120
Pierre Jean François Turpin (1775-1840) was possibly the greatest botanical genius of all the French botanical painters of his day … In particular, his drawings of botanical details have rarely been surpassed. ... (Blunt). With Pierre-Antoine Poiteau he collaborated in some of the most important botanical publications of the early years of the nineteenth century. In the finely illustrated botanical part of the Dictionnaire … the plates by several engravers were issued uncoloured or coloured.
* Pritzel 10.722; Nissen BBI 2239; Blunt p. 180 ff.; Stafleu & Cowan 1293 & 15.384.
Cucurbitaceae - Momordica balsamina. From: Dictionnaire des sciences naturelles. Planches … Botanique classée d’après la méthode naturelle de M. Antoine-Laurent de Jussieu by Pierre Jean François Turpin.
Cucurbitaceae - Momordica balsamina. From: Dictionnaire des sciences naturelles. Planches … Botanique classée d’après la méthode naturelle de M. Antoine-Laurent de Jussieu by Pierre Jean François Turpin.
Cucurbitaceae - Momordica charantia
From: Flore des serres et des jardins de l'Europe by Charles Lemaire and others.
Gand [Gent], Louis van Houtte, 1855-1856, volume 10, plate 1047. Chromolithograph finished by hand (sheet 170 x 255 mm). Text enclosed.
€ 65
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.
Cucurbitaceae - Momordica charantia From: Flore des serres et des jardins de l'Europe by Charles Lemaire and others.
Cucurbitaceae - Momordica cochinchinensis - Momordica mixta
From: Flore des serres et des jardins de l'Europe by Charles Lemaire and others. Gand [Gent], Louis van Houtte, 1861, volume 14, plate 1478. Chromolithograph finished by hand (sheet 163 x 247 mm). Text enclosed.
€ 55
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.
  Cucurbitaceae - Momordica cochinchinensis - Momordica mixta From: Flore des serres et des jardins de l'Europe by Charles Lemaire and others.
Cucurbitaceae - Telfairia pedata
From: Flore des serres et des jardins de l'Europe by Charles Lemaire and others.
Gand [Gent], Louis van Houtte, 1854, volume 9, plate 933. Chromolithograph finished by hand (sheet 162 x 247 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.
  Cucurbitaceae - Telfairia pedata From: Flore des serres et des jardins de l'Europe by Charles Lemaire and others.
Cucurbitaceae - Thladiantha dubia
From: La Belgique horticole, journal des jardins et des vergers founded by Charles François Antoine Morren and edited by Charles Jacques Édouard Morren.
Liège [Luik], La Direction Générale, 1872, volume 22, plate 6. Chromolithograph (sheet 158 x 250 mm). Text by enclosed.
€ 40
Important Belgian periodical. A total of 35 volumes were produced from 1851-1885 by the Morrens, father and son. Charles François Antoine was director of the Jardin botanique de l’Université de Liège and professor of botany and his son, Charles Jacques Édouard, was also director of the Jardin botanique de l’Université de Liège and specialist on Bromeliaceae.
* Nissen BBI 2218; Stafleu & Cowan pp. 592-593.
Cucurbitaceae - Thladiantha dubia. From: La Belgique horticole, journal des jardins et des vergers founded by Charles François Antoine Morren and edited by Charles Jacques Édouard Morren.
Cucurbitaceae - Trichosanthes colubrina ?
From: Flore des serres et des jardins de l'Europe by Charles Lemaire and others.
Gand [Gent], Louis van Houtte, 1848, volume 4, plate 305. Chromolithograph finished by hand (sheet 158 x 241 mm). Text enclosed.
€ 75
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.
Cucurbitaceae - Trichosanthes anguina - Trichosanthes colubrina. From: Flore des serres et des jardins de l'Europe by Charles Lemaire and others.
Cucurbitaceae - Trichosanthes tricuspidata - Trichosanthes palmata + Trichosanthes tricuspidata - Trichosanthes palmata
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 104-105. Hand-coloured lihographs by Govindoo, Rungiah, lithopgraphed by Dumphy, Wight, Winchester (2 sheets 220 x 267 mm). Added plate 103 with hand-coloured figures on Cucurbitaceae. Text enclosed (partly in photocopy).
€ 150
Wight, 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.
  Cucurbitaceae - Trichosanthes tricuspidata - Trichosanthes palmata + Trichosanthes tricuspidata - Trichosanthes palmata  From: Illustrations of Indian botany, or figures illustrative of each of the natural orders of Indian plants, … by Robert Wight.
Cucurbitaceae - Trichosanthes tricuspidata - Trichosanthes palmata + Trichosanthes tricuspidata - Trichosanthes palmata  From: Illustrations of Indian botany, or figures illustrative of each of the natural orders of Indian plants, … by Robert Wight.
Cucurbitaceae - Trichosanthes tricuspidata - Trichosanthes palmata + Trichosanthes tricuspidata - Trichosanthes palmata  From: Illustrations of Indian botany, or figures illustrative of each of the natural orders of Indian plants, … by Robert Wight.
Cucurbitaceae - Zanonia indica
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 103. Hand-coloured lihograph by Govindoo, Rungiah, lithopgraphed by Dumphy, Wight, Winchester (sheet 220 x 267 mm). Text enclosed in photocopy.
€ 65
Wight, 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.
  Cucurbitaceae - Zanonia indica From: Illustrations of Indian botany, or figures illustrative of each of the natural orders of Indian plants, … by Robert Wight.