Melastomataceae - Melastoma granulosum - Melastoma granulosa. From: The botanical register by Sydenham Teast Edwards and others. Melastomataceae
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Annual or perennial herbs, shrubs or small trees. Found along the entire humid tropical belt but most diverse in the New World, where two-thirds of the species are found.
Melastomataceae - Acisanthera paraguayensis - Cambessedesia paraguayensis
From: Curtis's botanical magazine, comprising the plants of the Royal gardens of Kew and other botanical establishments in Great Britain; with suitable descriptions by Joseph Dalton Hooker.
London, L. Reeve, 1882, volume 108, plate 6604. Hand-coloured lithograph by John Nugent Fitch (sheet 152 x 250 mm). Text enclosed.
€ 50
"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.
  Melastomataceae - Acisanthera paraguayensis - Cambessedesia paraguayensis From: Curtis's botanical magazine, comprising the plants of the Royal gardens of Kew and other botanical establishments in Great Britain; with suitable descriptions by Joseph Dalton Hooker.
Melastomataceae - Bertolonia ? and others
From: Die Gartenwelt. Illustriertes Wochenblatt für den gesamten Gartenbau by Max Hesdörffer (editor).
Leipzig, Richard Carl Schmidt, 1915, volume 19. Chromolithographed plate by Johanna Beckmann (sheet 223 x 285 mm). Text enclosed in photocopy.
€ 70
The artist and poet Johanna Beckmann was well-known for her silhouette paintings for the royal porcelain factory and her paper-cuttings. At the turn of the century she started to work for the gardener and publisher Max Hesdörffer. For his Gartenwelt she painted the fine colour-plates.
* Nissen BBI 2295n.
Melastomataceae - Bertolonia houtteana Van Houtte - Bertolonia van Houttei and others. From: Die Gartenwelt. Illustriertes Wochenblatt für den gesamten Gartenbau by Max Hesdörffer (editor).
Melastomataceae - Bredia hirsuta
From: Curtis's botanical magazine, comprising the plants of the Royal gardens of Kew and other botanical establishments in Great Britain; with suitable descriptions by Joseph Dalton Hooker.
London, L. Reeve, 1882, volume 108, plate 6647. Hand-coloured lithograph by John Nugent Fitch (sheet 152 x 250 mm). Text enclosed.
€ 50
"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.
  Melastomataceae - Bredia hirsuta From: Curtis's botanical magazine, comprising the plants of the Royal gardens of Kew and other botanical establishments in Great Britain; with suitable descriptions by Joseph Dalton Hooker.
Melastomataceae - Centronia haemantha - Calyptraria haemantha
From: Flore des serres et des jardins de l’Europe by Charles Lemaire and others.
Gand [Gent], Louis van Houtte, 1854, volume 9, plate 924. Chromolithograph finished by hand (sheet 160 x 243 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.
Melastomataceae - Centronia haemantha - Calyptraria haemantha. From: Flore des serres et des jardins de l’Europe by Charles Lemaire and others.
Melastomataceae - Centradenia floribunda
From: Flore des serres et des jardins de l’Europe by Charles Lemaire and others.
Gand [Gent], Louis van Houtte, 1849, volume 5, plate 453. Hand-coloured lithograph (sheet 162 x 238 mm). 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.
Melastomataceae - Centradenia floribunda. From: Flore des serres et des jardins de l’Europe by Charles Lemaire and others.
Melastomataceae - Ewyckia galeata ?
From: Verhandelingen over de natuurlijke geschiedenis der Nederlandsche overzeesche bezittingen. Botanie by Pieter Willem Korthals.
Leiden, S. en J. Luchtmans & C.G. van der Hoek, 1844, plate 67. Hand-coloured lithograph by W.T. Gordon (uncut sheet 310 x 441 mm). Text missing.
€ 120
Three volumes were published of the scientific results of the explorations of the Natural History Commission for the Dutch East Indies, under the general editorship of Coenraad Jacob Temminck. Korthals was the official botanist and author of the botanical part with 70 plates, published from 1839-1842 [-1844]. Landwehr indicates that only 250 copies were printed.
* Nissen BBI 1092; Great flower books p. 63; Stafleu & Cowan 3880; Landwehr 197 (and pp. 39-41, 49).
Melastomataceae - Ewyckia galeata ? From: Verhandelingen over de natuurlijke geschiedenis der Nederlandsche overzeesche bezittingen. Botanie by Pieter Willem Korthals.
 
Melastomataceae - Gravesia guttata - Bertolonia guttata
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, 1865, volume 15, plate 14-15. Chromolithograph by F. de Tollenaere and P. Vervoort finished by hand (sheet 247 x 334 mm with folds). Text enclosed.
€ 80
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.
Melastomataceae - Gravesia guttata - Bertolonia guttata. From: La Belgique horticole, journal des jardins et des vergers founded by Charles François Antoine Morren and edited by Charles Jacques Édouard Morren.
Melastomataceae - Gravesia guttata - Bertolonia guttata
From: Curtis's botanical magazine, comprising the plants of the Royal gardens of Kew and other botanical establishments in Great Britain; with suitable descriptions by Joseph Dalton Hooker.
London, Reeve, 1865, volume 91, plate 5524. Hand-coloured lithograph by Walther Hood Fitch (sheet 152 x 250 mm). Text enclosed.
€ 55
"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.
  Melastomataceae - Gravesia guttata - Bertolonia guttata From: Curtis's botanical magazine, comprising the plants of the Royal gardens of Kew and other botanical establishments in Great Britain; with suitable descriptions by Joseph Dalton Hooker.
Melastomataceae - Lasiandra elegans
From: Flore des serres et des jardins de l’Europe by Charles Lemaire and others.
Gand [Gent], Louis van Houtte, 1857, volume 12, plate 1212. Chromolithograph finished by hand (sheet 160 x 242 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.
Melastomataceae - Tibouchina elegans - Lasiandra elegans. From: Flore des serres et des jardins de l’Europe by Charles Lemaire and others.
Melastomataceae - Marcetia taxifolia - Marcetia andicola
From: Flore des serres et des jardins de l’Europe by Charles Lemaire and others.
Gand [Gent], Louis van Houtte, 1854, volume 9, plate 914. Chromolithograph finished by hand (sheet 158 x 243 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.
Melastomataceae - Marcetia cordigera - Marcetia andicola. From: Flore des serres et des jardins de l’Europe by Charles Lemaire and others.
Melastomataceae - Marumia affinis ?
From: Verhandelingen over de natuurlijke geschiedenis der Nederlandsche overzeesche bezittingen. Botanie by Pieter Willem Korthals.
Leiden, S. en J. Luchtmans & C.G. van der Hoek, 1842, plate 60. Hand-coloured lithograph by W.T. Gordon (uncut sheet 310 x 448 mm). Text missing.
€ 140
Three volumes were published of the scientific results of the explorations of the Natural History Commission for the Dutch East Indies, under the general editorship of Coenraad Jacob Temminck. Korthals was the official botanist and author of the botanical part with 70 plates, published from 1839-1842 [-1844]. Landwehr indicates that only 250 copies were printed.
* Nissen BBI 1092; Great flower books p. 63; Stafleu & Cowan 3880; Landwehr 197 (and pp. 39-41, 49).
Melastomataceae - Marumia affinis ? From: Verhandelingen over de natuurlijke geschiedenis der Nederlandsche overzeesche bezittingen. Botanie by Pieter Willem Korthals.
 
Melastomataceae - Medinilla magnifica ?
From: Flore des serres et des jardins de l’Europe by Charles Lemaire and others.
Gand [Gent], Louis van Houtte, 1850, volume 6, plate 572. Hand-coloured lithograph (sheet 160 x 240 mm). Colour partly blurred by damp. Text enclosed.
€ 30
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.
Melastomataceae - Medinilla magnifica ?
From: Flore des serres et des jardins de l’Europe by Charles Lemaire and others.
Gand [Gent], Louis van Houtte, 1854, volume 9, plate 968. Hand-coloured lithograph (sheet 243 x 159 mm). One margin partly slightly waterstained. 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.
Melastomataceae - Medinilla magnifica. From: Flore des serres et des jardins de l’Europe by Charles Lemaire and others.
Melastomataceae - Medinilla magnifica ?
From: Flore des serres et des jardins de l'Europe by Charles Lemaire and others.
Gand [Gent], Louis van Houtte, 1854, volume 9, plate 968. Hand-coloured lithograph (sheet 247 x 161 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.
  Melastomataceae - Medinilla magnifica From: Flore des serres et des jardins de l'Europe by Charles Lemaire and others.
Melastomataceae - Medinilla polyantha ?
From: Verhandelingen over de natuurlijke geschiedenis der Nederlandsche overzeesche bezittingen. Botanie by Pieter Willem Korthals.
Leiden, S. en J. Luchtmans & C.G. van der Hoek, 1844, plate 61. Hand-coloured lithograph by T.W. Gordon after J. Gaijkema (uncut sheet 305 x 446 mm). Text missing.
€ 135
Three volumes were published of the scientific results of the explorations of the Natural History Commission for the Dutch East Indies, under the general editorship of Coenraad Jacob Temminck. Korthals was the official botanist and author of the botanical part with 70 plates, published from 1839-1842 [-1844]. Landwehr indicates that only 250 copies were printed.
* Nissen BBI 1092; Great flower books p. 63; Stafleu & Cowan 3880; Landwehr 197 (and pp. 39-41, 49).
Melastomataceae - Medinilla polyantha ? From: Verhandelingen over de natuurlijke geschiedenis der Nederlandsche overzeesche bezittingen. Botanie by Pieter Willem Korthals.
 
Melastomataceae - Medinilla sieboldiana ?
From: Flore des serres et des jardins de l’Europe by Charles Lemaire and others.
Gand [Gent], Louis van Houtte, 1849, volume 5, plate 482. Hand-coloured lithograph by L. Stroobant (sheet 159 x 240 mm). Slight offset. Text enclosed.
€ 70
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.
Melastomataceae - Medinilla sieboldiana - Medinilla sieboldtiana. From: Flore des serres et des jardins de l’Europe by Charles Lemaire and others.
Melastomataceae - Medinilla speciosa ?
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 281. Hand-coloured lithograph (sheet 169 x 257 mm). Text enclosed.
€ 55
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.
Melastomataceae - Medinilla speciosa. From: Annales de la Société royale d’Agriculture et de Botanique de Gand, Journal d’horticulture by Charles Morren (editor).
Melastomataceae - Melastoma boryanum ?
From: Verhandelingen over de natuurlijke geschiedenis der Nederlandsche overzeesche bezittingen. Botanie by Pieter Willem Korthals.
Leiden, S. en J. Luchtmans & C.G. van der Hoek, 1842, plate 50. Hand-coloured lithograph by W.T. Gordon (uncut sheet 310 x 450 mm). Text missing.
€ 150
Three volumes were published of the scientific results of the explorations of the Natural History Commission for the Dutch East Indies, under the general editorship of Coenraad Jacob Temminck. Korthals was the official botanist and author of the botanical part with 70 plates, published from 1839-1842 [-1844]. Landwehr indicates that only 250 copies were printed.
* Nissen BBI 1092; Great flower books p. 63; Stafleu & Cowan 3880; Landwehr 197 (and pp. 39-41, 49).
Melastomataceae - Melastoma boryanum. From: Verhandelingen over de natuurlijke geschiedenis der Nederlandsche overzeesche bezittingen. Botanie by Pieter Willem Korthals.
 
Melastomataceae - Melastoma granulosum ?
From: The botanical register by Sydenham Teast Edwards and others.
London, James Ridgeway, 1822, volume 8, plate 671. Hand-coloured engraving by S. Watts after M. Hart (sheet 280 x 225 mm with folds). Text enclosed.
€ 100
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.
Melastomataceae - Melastoma granulosum - Melastoma granulosa. From: The botanical register by Sydenham Teast Edwards and others.
Melastomataceae - Melastoma sanguineum ? - Melastoma pulcherrimum
From: Verhandelingen over de natuurlijke geschiedenis der Nederlandsche overzeesche bezittingen. Botanie by Pieter Willem Korthals.
Leiden, S. en J. Luchtmans & C.G. van der Hoek, 1842, plate 49. Hand-coloured lithograph by W.T. Gordon after J. Gaijkema (uncut sheet 310 x 448 mm). Text missing.
€ 165
Three volumes were published of the scientific results of the explorations of the Natural History Commission for the Dutch East Indies, under the general editorship of Coenraad Jacob Temminck. Korthals was the official botanist and author of the botanical part with 70 plates, published from 1839-1842 [-1844]. Landwehr indicates that only 250 copies were printed.
* Nissen BBI 1092; Great flower books p. 63; Stafleu & Cowan 3880; Landwehr 197 (and pp. 39-41, 49).
Melastomataceae - Melastoma sanguineum ? - Melastoma pulcherrimum From: Verhandelingen over de natuurlijke geschiedenis der Nederlandsche overzeesche bezittingen. Botanie by Pieter Willem Korthals.
 
Melastomataceae - Meriania longifolia - Meriania karstenii
From: Flore des serres et des jardins de l’Europe by Charles Lemaire and others.
Gand [Gent], Louis van Houtte, 1852, volume 8, plate 767. Chromolithograph finished by hand (sheet 156 x 237 mm). Slightly browned. 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.
Melastomataceae - Meriania karstenii. From: Flore des serres et des jardins de l’Europe by Charles Lemaire and others.
Melastomataceae - Meriania speciosa - Rhexia speciosa
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 231. Hand-coloured engraving after Turpin (sheet 120 x 213 mm). Slight foxing.
€ 85
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.
Melastomataceae - Meriania speciosa - Rhexia speciosa. From: Dictionnaire des sciences naturelles. Planches … Botanique classée d’après la méthode naturelle de M. Antoine-Laurent de Jussieu by Pierre Jean François Turpin.
Melastomataceae - Miconia pulverulenta
From: l'Illustration horticole. Revue mensuelle des serres et des jardins by Éduard André (editor) and published by Jean Jules Linden.
Gand [Gent], E. & S. Gyselynck, 1873, volume 20, plate 147. Chromolithograph finished by hand (sheet 263 x 177 mm) by L. Stroobant after F. de Pannemaeker. Text enclosed.
€ 40
One of the great Belgian horticultural periodicals, published over 43 years. From 1854-1868 edited by Charles Lemaire and published by Ambroise Verschaffelt. In 1869 the Verschaffelt Établissement was bought up by Jean Jules Linden and the editorship went to Éduard André and ended in 1896. The work is finely illustrated by the Belgian lithographers L. & P. Stroobant who had mastered the art of colour-printing from stone.
* Nissen BBI 2343; Stafleu & Cowan II p. 834 & III p. 43.
  Melastomataceae - Miconia pulverulenta From: l'Illustration horticole. Revue mensuelle des serres et des jardins by Éduard André (editor) and published by Jean Jules Linden.
Melastomataceae - Miconia theizans - Melastoma theaezans
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 230. Hand-coloured engraving after Turpin (sheet 120 x 213 mm).
€ 45
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.
Melastomataceae - Miconia milleflora - Melastoma theaezans. From: Dictionnaire des sciences naturelles. Planches … Botanique classée d’après la méthode naturelle de M. Antoine-Laurent de Jussieu by Pierre Jean François Turpin.
Melastomataceae - Monochaetum dicranantherum
From: Curtis's botanical magazine, comprising the plants of the Royal gardens of Kew and other botanical establishments in Great Britain; with suitable descriptions by Joseph Dalton Hooker.
London, Reeve, 1865, volume 91, plate 5506. Hand-coloured lithographby Walther Hood Fitch (sheet 152 x 250 mm). Text enclosed.
€ 50
"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.
  Melastomataceae - Monochaetum dicranantherum From: Curtis's botanical magazine, comprising the plants of the Royal gardens of Kew and other botanical establishments in Great Britain; with suitable descriptions by Joseph Dalton Hooker.
Melastomataceae - Mouriria guianensis - Petaloma muriri
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 232. Hand-coloured engraving after Turpin (sheet 120 x 213 mm).
€ 70
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.
Melastomataceae - Mouriria guianensis - Petaloma muriri. From: Dictionnaire des sciences naturelles. Planches … Botanique classée d’après la méthode naturelle de M. Antoine-Laurent de Jussieu by Pierre Jean François Turpin.
Melastomataceae - Osbeckia stellata
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 168. Chromolithograph finished by hand (sheet 167 x 245 mm). Text enclosed.
€ 50
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.
Melastomataceae - Osbeckia stellata. From: Le jardin fleuriste, journal général des progrès et des intérêts horticoles et botaniques by Charles Lemaire (editor).
Melastomataceae - Osbeckia zeylanica ?
From: The botanical register by Sydenham Teast Edwards and others.
London, James Ridgeway, 1821, volume 7, plate 565. Hand-coloured engraving by S.Watts after M. Hart (sheet 153 x 243 mm). Slight offset. Text enclosed.
€ 60
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.
Melastomataceae - Osbeckia parvifolia - Osbeckia zeylanica. From: The botanical register by Sydenham Teast Edwards and others.
Melastomataceae - Phyllagathis rotundifolia ?
From: Annales d’horticulture et de botanique, ou flore des jardins du Royaume des Pays-Bas by Philipp Franz von Siebold and W.H. de Vriese (editors).
Leiden, A.W. Sijthoff, 1861. Chromolithograph (sheet 180 x 265 mm). Text enclosed.
€ 50
* Nissen BBI 2211; Stafleu & Cowan V p. 587.
Melastomataceae - Phyllagathis rotundifolia. From: Annales d’horticulture et de botanique, ou flore des jardins du Royaume des Pays-Bas by Philipp Franz von Siebold and W.H. de Vriese (editors).
Melastomataceae - Pogonanthera reflexa ? - Pogonanthera pulverulenta
From: Verhandelingen over de natuurlijke geschiedenis der Nederlandsche overzeesche bezittingen. Botanie by Pieter Willem Korthals.
Leiden, S. en J. Luchtmans & C.G. van der Hoek, 1844, plate 65. Hand-coloured lithograph by W.T. Gordon after J. Gaijkema and W.J. Gordon (uncut sheet 304 x 447 mm). Text missing.
€ 135
Three volumes were published of the scientific results of the explorations of the Natural History Commission for the Dutch East Indies, under the general editorship of Coenraad Jacob Temminck. Korthals was the official botanist and author of the botanical part with 70 plates, published from 1839-1842 [-1844]. Landwehr indicates that only 250 copies were printed.
* Nissen BBI 1092; Great flower books p. 63; Stafleu & Cowan 3880; Landwehr 197 (and pp. 39-41, 49).
Melastomataceae - Pogonanthera reflexa - Pogonanthera pulverulenta. From: Verhandelingen over de natuurlijke geschiedenis der Nederlandsche overzeesche bezittingen. Botanie by Pieter Willem Korthals.
 
Melastomataceae - Pternandra azurea var. cordata ? - Kibessia cordata
From: Verhandelingen over de natuurlijke geschiedenis der Nederlandsche overzeesche bezittingen. Botanie by Pieter Willem Korthals.
Leiden, S. en J. Luchtmans & C.G. van der Hoek, 1844, plate 66. Hand-coloured lithograph by W.T. Gordon (uncut sheet 304 x 447 mm). Text missing.
€ 135
Three volumes were published of the scientific results of the explorations of the Natural History Commission for the Dutch East Indies, under the general editorship of Coenraad Jacob Temminck. Korthals was the official botanist and author of the botanical part with 70 plates, published from 1839-1842 [-1844]. Landwehr indicates that only 250 copies were printed.
* Nissen BBI 1092; Great flower books p. 63; Stafleu & Cowan 3880; Landwehr 197 (and pp. 39-41, 49).
Melastomataceae - Pternandra azurea var. cordata ? - Kibessia cordata From: Verhandelingen over de natuurlijke geschiedenis der Nederlandsche overzeesche bezittingen. Botanie by Pieter Willem Korthals.
 
Melastomataceae - Pterolepis glomerata - Rhexia glomerata
From: The botanical cabinet, consisting of coloured delineations of plants from all countries … by Conrad Loddiges.
London, C. Loddiges & Sons, etc., 1820, volume 4, plate 334. Hand-coloured engraving (sheet 152 x 210 mm). Text enclosed.
€ 60
A total of 20 volumes of this periodical were published from 1817-1833. The beautiful engravings are by George Cooke from drawings by George Loddiges, William Loddiges and others. They depict plants growing in the Hackney nursery, founded by Conrad Loddiges and bearing his name. The establishment became famous for its many rare plants.
* Pritzel 5559; Dunthorne 187; Great flower books p. 85; Nissen BBI 2228; Stafleu & Cowan 4914; SABLIT 765; Johnston 806.
Melastomataceae - Pterolepis glomerata - Rhexia glomerata. From: The botanical cabinet, consisting of coloured delineations of plants from all countries … by Conrad Loddiges.
Melastomataceae - Rhexia virginica ?
From: The native flowers and ferns of the United States in their botanical, horticultural, and popular aspects by Thomas Meehan.
Boston, L. Prang, 1879, volume 2, plate 16. Chromolithograph by Louis Prang after Alois Lunzer (sheet 174 x 254 mm). Text enclosed.
€ 30
Thomas Meehan (1826-1901), a British-born nurseryman, was Kew gardener in 1846-1848; from 1853 at Germantown (Philadelphia). He was the editor of the Gardener’s monthly and the founder of Meehan’s monthly, a magazine of horticulture, botany, etc. The nice chromolithographed plates after paintings by Alois Lunzer and lithographed by Louis Prang, who published many books on natural history.
* Nissen BBI 1331; Stafleu & Cowan 5783.
Melastomataceae - Rhexia virginica. From: The native flowers and ferns of the United States in their botanical, horticultural, and popular aspects by Thomas Meehan.
Melastomataceae - Sonerila margaritacea ?
From: Flore des serres et des jardins de l'Europe by Charles Lemaire and others.
Gand [Gent], Louis van Houtte, 1856, volume 11, plate 1126. Chromolithograph finished by hand (sheet 253 x 170 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.
  Melastomataceae - Sonerila margaritacea From: Flore des serres et des jardins de l'Europe by Charles Lemaire and others.
Melastomataceae - Sonerila 5 varieties
From: Revue de l’horticulture belge et étrangère by Frédéric Burvenich, Oswald de Kerchove de Denterchem, Édouard Pynaert, August van Geert & Hubert J. van Hulle (editors).
Gand [Gent], Bureau de la Revue, 1887, volume 13, plate 15. Chromolithograph (sheet 332 x 253 mm with fold). Text enclosed.
€ 55
Belgian monthly, published from 1875-1914, giving general information about horticulture, new introductions and varieties, exhibitions etc. Most colour-plates were drawn and lithographed by P. de Pannemaeker, one of the leading artists of this time when Gent became the horticultural centre of the continent.
Melastomataceae - Sonerila (5 varieties). From: Revue de l’horticulture belge et étrangère by Frédéric Burvenich, Oswald de Kerchove de Denterchem, Édouard Pynaert, August van Geert & Hubert J. van Hulle (editors).
Melastomataceae - Tibouchina gracilis - Chaetogastra gracilis
From: Curtis’s botanical magazine; or flower garden displayed. Conducted by Samual Curtis. The descriptions by William Jackson Hooker.
London, Samual Curtis, 1836, volume 63, plate 3481. Hand-coloured engraving by Joseph Swan (sheet 162 x 253 mm). Slight offset. Text enclosed.
€ 50
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.
Melastomataceae - Tibouchina gracilis - Chaetogastra gracilis. From: Curtis’s botanical magazine; or flower garden displayed. Conducted by Samual Curtis. The descriptions by William Jackson Hooker.
 
Melastomataceae - Tibouchina gracilis - Chaetogastra gracilis
From: Curtis's botanical magazine; or flower garden displayed: in which the most ornamental foreign plants cultivated in the open ground, the green-house, and the stove, are accurately represented and coloured. Conducted by Samuel Curtis. The descriptions by William Jackson Hooker.
London, Edward Couchman, 1836, volume 63, plate 3481. Hand-coloured engraving by Joseph Swan (sheet 135 x 225 mm). Text enclosed.
€ 60
"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.
  Melastomataceae - Tibouchina gracilis - Chaetogastra gracilis From: Curtis's botanical magazine; or flower garden displayed: in which the most ornamental foreign plants cultivated in the open ground, the green-house, and the stove, are accurately represented and coloured. Conducted by Samuel Curtis. The descriptions by William Jackson Hooker.
Melastomataceae - Tibouchina grossa - Chaetogastra lindeniana
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 1011-1012. Chromolithograph finished by hand (sheet 240 x 340 mm with folds). Text enclosed.
€ 95
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.
Melastomataceae - Tibouchina grossa - Chaetogastra lindeniana From: Flore des serres et des jardins de l’Europe by Charles Lemaire and others.
Melastomataceae - Tibouchina nitida - Arthrostemma nitida
From: Curtis’s botanical magazine; or flower garden displayed.
London, 1832, volume 59, plate 3142. Hand-coloured engraving by Greville (sheet 144 x 229 mm). Text enclosed.
€ 40
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.
Melastomataceae - Arthrostemma nitida. From: Curtis’s botanical magazine; or flower garden displayed.
Melastomataceae - Tibouchina semidecandra - Pleroma macranthum
From: The garden. An illustrated weekly journal of horticulture in all its branches by William Robinson (editor).
London, 1893, July - December, volume 44, plate 921. Chromolithograph by Guillaume Severeyns after painting by Gertrude Hamilton (sheet 280 x 220 mm). Text enclosed.
€ 100
All gardeners owe an infinite debt of gratitude to William Robinson - founder of The Garden (1871-1927) and Flora and Sylva (1903-05), and author of The English Flower Garden (1883, etc.) and other works - who helped to break the tyranny of formal bedding and, like Ruskin, drew attention to the beauties of the wild garden. … (Blunt & Stearn). The beautiful colour-plates of The Garden, a popular horticultural publication, were lithographed and printed by the Belgian firm G. Severeyns and its successor J.L. Goffart, notable for their craftmanship.
* Blunt & Stearn pp. 239-240; Nissen BBI 2264.
Melastomataceae - Tibouchina semidecandra - Pleroma macranthum. From: The garden. An illustrated weekly journal of horticulture in all its branches by William Robinson (editor).
Melastomataceae - Tococa imperialis - Sphaerogyne imperialis
From: l'Illustration horticole. Revue mensuelle des serres et des jardins by Éduard André (editor) and published by Jean Jules Linden.
Gand [Gent], E. & S. Gyselynck, 1877, volume 24, plate 284. Chromolithograph finished by hand (sheet 353 x 267 mm with fold) after F. de Pannemaeker. Text enclosed.
€ 100
One of the great Belgian horticultural periodicals, published over 43 years. From 1854-1868 edited by Charles Lemaire and published by Ambroise Verschaffelt. In 1869 the Verschaffelt Établissement was bought up by Jean Jules Linden and the editorship went to Éduard André and ended in 1896. The work is finely illustrated by the Belgian lithographers L. & P. Stroobant who had mastered the art of colour-printing from stone.
* Nissen BBI 2343; Stafleu & Cowan II p. 834 & III p. 43.
  Melastomataceae - Tococa imperialis - Sphaerogyne imperialis From: l'Illustration horticole. Revue mensuelle des serres et des jardins by Éduard André (editor) and published by Jean Jules Linden.