Heliconiaceae - Heliconia bihai. From: The botanical register by Sydenham Teast Edwards and others. Heliconiaceae
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Heliconia is the only genus of this family from tropical America and the western Pacific. The large perennial herbs have brightly coloured bracts and bear numerous flowers. 
Heliconiaceae - Heliconia angusta - Heliconia angustifolia
From: Annales de la Société royale d’Agriculture et de Botanique de Gand, Journal d’horticulture by Charles Morren (editor).
Gand [Gent], Local de la Société (Casino), etc., 1849, volume 5, plate 285. Hand-coloured lithograph (sheet 169 x 256 mm). Text enclosed.
€ 45
Belgian horticultural journal, published from 1845-1849 by the Royal Agricultural and Botanical Society of Gent, organizer of the famous flower shows in Gent, Gentse Floraliën, since 1809. Started and edited by Charles Morren at the same time as the more successful competitor Flore des serres et des jardins de l’Europe of the nurseryman Louis van Houtte.
* Nissen BBI 2212; Great flower books p. 84.
Heliconiaceae - Heliconia angustifolia. From: Annales de la Société royale d’Agriculture et de Botanique de Gand, Journal d’horticulture by Charles Morren (editor).
Heliconiaceae - Heliconia angusta - Heliconia angustifolia
From: Flore des serres et des jardins de l’Europe by Charles Lemaire and others.
Gand [Gent], Louis van Houtte, 1849, volume 5, plate 529. Hand-coloured lithograph (sheet 160 x 240 mm). Slight offset. 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.
Heliconiaceae - Heliconia angustifolia. From: Flore des serres et des jardins de l’Europe by Charles Lemaire and others.
Heliconiaceae - Heliconia bihai
From: Flore des serres et des jardins de l’Europe by Charles Lemaire and others.
Gand [Gent], Louis van Houtte, 1857, volume 12, plate 1215. Chromolithograph finished by hand`(sheet 160 x 240 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.
Heliconiaceae - Heliconia bihai. From: Flore des serres et des jardins de l’Europe by Charles Lemaire and others.
Heliconiaceae - Heliconia bihai
From: The botanical register by Sydenham Teast Edwards and others.
London, James Ridgeway, 1819, volume 5, plate 374. Hand-coloured engraving by Smith after M. Hart (sheet 300 x 227 mm with fold). Text enclosed.
€ 115
Sydenham Teast Edwards was a botanical artist who worked for 27 years for Curtis’s Botanical magazine. In 1815 he started the rival The botanical register; consisting of coloured figures of exotic plants, cultivated in British gardens; with their history and mode of treatment. The text for the first 14 years is by John Bellenden Ker and the volumes 15-33 by John Lindley as Edward’s botanical register. The principal illustrators were Edwards himself, M. Hart and Miss Drake and the engravers Sansom, Smith, S. Watts, White and G. Barclay.
* Pritzel 2621; Dunthorne 108; Nissen BBI 2379; Great flower books p. 84; Stafleu & Cowan 1625; Johnston 784.
Heliconiaceae - Heliconia bihai. From: The botanical register by Sydenham Teast Edwards and others.