Lardizabalaceae - Akebia quinata. From: Flore des serres et des jardins de l’Europe by Charles Lemaire and others. Lardizabalaceae
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vines with separate male and female flowers, such as the cultivated Akebia. Most are found in eastern Asia, from the Himalayas to Japan.
Lardizabalaceae - Akebia quinata
From: Flore des serres et des jardins de l’Europe by Charles Lemaire and others.
Gand [Gent], Louis van Houtte, 1855, volume 10, plate 1000. Hand-coloured lithograph (sheet 160 x 240 mm). Text enclosed.
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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.
Lardizabalaceae - Akebia quinata. From: Flore des serres et des jardins de l’Europe by Charles Lemaire and others.
Lardizabalaceae - Holboellia angustifolia - Holboellia acuminata
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 144. Chromolithograph finished by hand (sheet 163 x 244 mm). Text enclosed.
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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.
Lardizabalaceae - Holboellia angustifolia - Holboellia acuminata From: Le jardin fleuriste, journal général des progrès et des intérêts horticoles et botaniques by Charles Lemaire (editor).
Lardizabalaceae - Lardizabala biternata
Caprifoliaceae - Abelia uniflora
Compositae - Barnadesia rosea
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.
€ 85
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.
Caprifoliaceae - Abelia uniflora Lardizabalaceae - Lardizabala biternata Compositae - Barnadesia rosea From: La Belgique horticole, journal des jardins et des vergers by Charles François Antoine Morren.