Dioscoreaceae - Dioscorea batatas From: Flore des serres et des jardins de l'Europe by Charles Lemaire and others. Dioscoreaceae
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Herbaceous or woody vines and shrubs, distributed throughout tropical and warm temperate regions. They have thick, sometimes woody roots or tuber-like underground stems.
Dioscoreaceae - Dioscorea communis - Tamus communis
From: Herbier de la flore française by Louis Antoine Cusin & Edmonde Ansberque. Procédé de reproduction dit phytoxygraphique. Publié sous le patronage du Service du Parc et des Jardins de la ville de Lyon.
Lyon, 1876. Nature-printing with hand-coloured flower detail (sheet ca. 260 x 375 mm). Marginally partly slightly stained. Without text as issued.
€ 40
The plates are reproductions of actual specimens and give the appearance of the plants very accurately. The flower details are separately drawn at the bottom of most plates and hand-coloured. … for though the photoxygraphic plates of the twenty-five volumes of the Herbier de la Flore Française of Louis Antoine Cusin (1824-1901) and Edme Ansberque (1828-1905), published at Lyons between 1867 and 1876, are of considerable botanic importance, they are aestetically disappointing (Blunt & Stearn p. 142). However the plants are carefully selected and nicely arranged.
* Fischer, E.: Zweihundert Jahre Naturselbstdruck 96; Nissen BBI 444 & I p. 248; Blunt & Stearn p. 142.
Dioscoreaceae - Dioscorea communis - Tamus communis From: Herbier de la flore française by Louis Antoine Cusin & Edmonde Ansberque. Procédé de reproduction dit phytoxygraphique. Publié sous le patronage du Service du Parc et des Jardins de la ville de Lyon.
Dioscoreaceae - Dioscorea polystachya - Dioscorea batatas
From: Flore des serres et des jardins de l'Europe by Charles Lemaire and others.
Gand [Gent], Louis van Houtte, 1855-1856, volume, plate 971. Hand-coloured lithograph + tinted lithograph (sheet 165 x 256 mm). Extensive text enclosed (partly in photocopy).
€ 45
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.
  Dioscoreaceae - Dioscorea batatas From: Flore des serres et des jardins de l'Europe by Charles Lemaire and others.
Dioscoreaceae - Dioscorea batatas From: Flore des serres et des jardins de l'Europe by Charles Lemaire and others.
Dioscoreaceae - Dioscorea polystachya - Dioscorea batatas
From: Tuinbouw-flora van Nederland en zijne overzeesche bezittingen by Willem Hendrik de Vriese.
Leiden, 1855. Lithograph (sheet 155 x 250 mm). Foxed. With extensive text by J. Hoffmann.
€ 35
* Nissen BBI 2089; Great flower books p. 80; Stafleu & Cowan 16.422; Landwehr 210.
Dioscoreaceae - Dioscorea divaricata - Dioscorea batatas. From: Tuinbouw-flora van Nederland en zijne overzeesche bezittingen by Willem Hendrik de Vriese.
Dioscoreaceae - Dioscorea pyrenaica
From: Herbier de la flore française by Louis Antoine Cusin & Edmonde Ansberque. Procédé de reproduction dit phytoxygraphique. Publié sous le patronage du Service du Parc et des Jardins de la ville de Lyon.
Lyon, 1876. Nature-printing with hand-coloured flower detail (sheet ca. 260 x 375 mm). Marginally partly slightly stained. Without text as issued.
€ 45
The plates are reproductions of actual specimens and give the appearance of the plants very accurately. The flower details are separately drawn at the bottom of most plates and hand-coloured. … for though the photoxygraphic plates of the twenty-five volumes of the Herbier de la Flore Française of Louis Antoine Cusin (1824-1901) and Edme Ansberque (1828-1905), published at Lyons between 1867 and 1876, are of considerable botanic importance, they are aestetically disappointing (Blunt & Stearn p. 142). However the plants are carefully selected and nicely arranged.
* Fischer, E.: Zweihundert Jahre Naturselbstdruck 96; Nissen BBI 444 & I p. 248; Blunt & Stearn p. 142.
Dioscoreaceae - Dioscorea pyrenaica. From: Herbier de la flore française by Louis Antoine Cusin & Edmonde Ansberque. Procédé de reproduction dit phytoxygraphique. Publié sous le patronage du Service du Parc et des Jardins de la ville de Lyon.
Dioscoreaceae - Tacca integrifolia - Ataccia cristata
From: Neerland’s plantentuin. Afbeeldingen en beschrijvingen van sierplanten voor tuin en kamer by Cornelius Antoon Jan Abraham Oudemans (editor) and others.
Groningen, J.B. Wolters, 1866, volume 2, plate 33. Chromolithograph (sheet 174 x 263 mm). Text enclosed.
€ 60
A beautifully illustrated monthly journal about Dutch garden plants and indoor plants. Only 3 volumes were published. With extensive contributions by its editor C.A.J.A. Oudemans and C. Glijm, J.B. Groenewegen, J.H. Krelage and H. Witte. The decorative chromolithographed plates by A.J. Wendel and others lithographed by Emrik & Binger, Marriën & Amand, G. Severeyns, L. Stroobant, etc.
* Jackson p. 479; Nissen BBI 1477; Stafleu & Cowan 7148.
Taccaceae - Tacca cristata - Ataccia cristata. From: Neerland’s plantentuin. Afbeeldingen en beschrijvingen van sierplanten voor tuin en kamer by Cornelius Antoon Jan Abraham Oudemans (editor) and others.
Dioscoreaceae - Tacca integrifolia - Ataccia cristata
From: Flore des serres et des jardins de l'Europe by Charles Lemaire and others.
Gand [Gent], Louis van Houtte, 1854, volume 9, plate 860-861. Chromolithograph finished by hand (sheet 247 x 338 mm with folds). Text enclosed.
€ 100
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.
  Taccaceae - Ataccia cristata From: Flore des serres et des jardins de l'Europe by Charles Lemaire and others.
Dioscoreaceae - Tacca integrifolia - Ataccia cristata
From: Le jardin fleuriste, journal général des progrès et des intérêts horticoles et botaniques by Charles Lemaire (editor).
Gand [Gent], F. et E. Gyselynck, 1852, volume 2, plate 186-187. Chromolithograph finished by hand (sheet 245 x 343 mm with folds, slight foxing). Text enclosed.
€ 110
Lemaire (1800-1871), was a French botanist and specialist on Cactaceae. He worked in Belgium as editor of several important botanical publications, such as the Flore des serres and l'Illustration horticole. Le jardin fleuriste was published from 1851 to 1854 in 4 volumes and is beautifully illustrated, sometimes with large folding plates, which have double numbers. It has a definite preference for the exotic plants, suitable only for the hot-house in northern Europe. In the first half of the 19th century colour-printing from stone dominated the scene of botanical illustration and the Belgian lithographers reached the ultimate in craftmanship, in a period that Belgium was one of the main horticultural centres in Europe.
* Pritzel 10.776; Nissen BBI 2338; Great flower books p. 85; Stafleu & Cowan 4376.

Taccaceae - Tacca cristata - Atacca cristata. From: Le jardin fleuriste, journal général des progrès et des intérêts horticoles et botaniques by Charles Lemaire (editor).