Lecythidaceae - Couroupita guianensis. From: Dictionnaire des sciences naturelles. Planches … Botanique classée d’après la méthode naturelle de M. Antoine-Laurent de Jussieu by Pierre Jean François Turpin. Lecythidaceae
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Woody plants
native to tropical South America and Madagascar. The most important in world trade is the Brazil nut and the Paradise nut.
Lecythidaceae - Barringtonia speciosa
From: Flore des serres et des jardins de l'Europe by Charles Lemaire and others.
Gand [Gent], Louis van Houtte, 1848, volume 4, plate 409. Chromolithograph finished by hand (sheet 160 x 241 mm). Slight marginal foxing. 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.
Lecythidaceae - Barringtonia butonica - Barringtonia speciosa. From: Flore des serres et des jardins de l'Europe by Charles Lemaire and others.
Lecythidaceae - Careya arborea
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 99-100. Hand-coloured lihographs by Govindoo, Rungiah, lithopgraphed by Dumphy, Wight, Winchester (2 sheets 220 x 267 mm). Text enclosed.
€ 100
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.
  Lecythidaceae - Careya arborea From: Illustrations of Indian botany, or figures illustrative of each of the natural orders of Indian plants, … by Robert Wight.
Lecythidaceae - Careya arborea From: Illustrations of Indian botany, or figures illustrative of each of the natural orders of Indian plants, … by Robert Wight.
Lecythidaceae - Couroupita guianensis
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 227 + 228 + 229. Hand-coloured and colour-printed engravings after Turpin (3 sheets 120 x 213 mm).
€ 135
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.
Lecythidaceae - Couroupita guianensis. From: Dictionnaire des sciences naturelles. Planches … Botanique classée d’après la méthode naturelle de M. Antoine-Laurent de Jussieu by Pierre Jean François Turpin.
Lecythidaceae - Couroupita guianensis. From: Dictionnaire des sciences naturelles. Planches … Botanique classée d’après la méthode naturelle de M. Antoine-Laurent de Jussieu by Pierre Jean François Turpin.
Lecythidaceae - Couroupita guianensis. From: Dictionnaire des sciences naturelles. Planches … Botanique classée d’après la méthode naturelle de M. Antoine-Laurent de Jussieu by Pierre Jean François Turpin.
Lecythidaceae - Napoleonaea imperialis
From: Flore des serres et des jardins de l'Europe by Charles Lemaire and others.
Gand [Gent], Louis van Houtte, 1845, volume 1, plate 1. Hand-coloured lithograph (sheet 158 x 237 mm). Text enclosed.
€ 150
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.
  Lecythidaceae - Napoleonaea imperialis. From: Flore des serres et des jardins de l'Europe by Charles Lemaire and others.
Lecythidaceae - Napoleonaea heudelotii - Napoleonaea whitfieldii
From: Flore des serres et des jardins de l'Europe by Charles Lemaire and others.
Gand [Gent], Louis van Houtte, 1848, volume 4, plate 386-387. Chromolithograph finished by hand (sheet 242 x 332 mm with folds and slight offset). Text enclosed.
€ 130
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.
Lecythidaceae - Barringtonia butonica - Barringtonia speciosa. From: Flore des serres et des jardins de l'Europe by Charles Lemaire and others.