Myrtaceae - Pimenta officinalis. From: Köhler’s Medizinal-Pflanzen in naturgetreuen Abbildungen mit kurz erläuterndem Texte. Atlas zur Pharmacopoea germanica, austriaca, belgica, danica, helvetica, hungarica, rossica, suecica, neerlandica, british pharmacopoeia, zum Codex medicamentarius, sowie zur Pharmacopoeia of the United States of America by Hermann Adolph Koehler. Myrtaceae
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Shrubs and trees which are widely distributed in the tropics. They have rather leathery evergreen leaves with oil glands. Some members are of economic importance.
Myrtaceae - Darwinia macrostegia - Genetyllis macrostegia
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 1009. Chromolithograph finished by hand (sheet 170 x 256 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.
Myrtaceae - Darwinia macrostegia - Genetyllis macrostegia From: Flore des serres et des jardins de l'Europe by Charles Lemaire and others.
Myrtaceae - Darwinia macrostegia - Genetyllis tulipifera
From: Flore des serres et des jardins de l’Europe by Charles Lemaire and others.
Gand [Gent], Louis van Houtte, 1855, volume 10, plate 1064. Chromolithograph finished by hand (sheet 160 x 240 mm). Text enclosed.
€ 60
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.
Myrtaceae - Genetyllis tulipifera. From: Flore des serres et des jardins de l’Europe by Charles Lemaire and others.
Myrtaceae - Eugenia brasiliensis
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 141. Chromolithograph finished by hand (sheet 163 x 244 mm). Text enclosed.
€ 60
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.
Myrtaceae - Eugenia brasiliensis. From: Le jardin fleuriste, journal général des progrès et des intérêts horticoles et botaniques by Charles Lemaire (editor).
Myrtaceae - Eugenia lucida - Jossinia lamarckii
From: Flore des serres et des jardins de l’Europe by Charles Lemaire and others.
Gand [Gent], Louis van Houtte, 1851, volume 6, plate 621. Chromolithograph finished by hand (sheet 160 x 240 mm). Text enclosed.
€ 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.
* Great flower books p. 84; Nissen BBI 2254; Stafleu & Cowan 15.921.
Myrtaceae - Eugenia lucida - Jossinia lamarckii From: Flore des serres et des jardins de l’Europe by Charles Lemaire and others.
Myrtaceae - Melaleuca leucadendra
From: Medical botany by William Woodville.
London, James Phillips, 1794 [-1795], 1. edition, supplement, plate 229. Hand-coloured engraving (sheet 174 x 227 mm). Slight offset. Text enclosed (last part missing and partly in photocopy).
€ 65
William Woodville is noted for his early advocacy of the theory of vaccination and for these excellent volumes on Medical Botany (Hunt). This work contains systematic and general descriptions of all the plants in the catalogues of the materia medica published by the Royal Colleges of Physicians of London and Edinburgh, and is illustrated with excellent plates drawn and engraved by James Sowerby (Henrey).
* Pritzel 10.398; Dunthorne 334; Nissen BBI 2183; Great flower books p. 81; Hunt 716; Henrey 1522 & I p. 30.
Myrtaceae - Melaleuca leucadendra From: Medical botany by William Woodville.
Myrtaceae - Metrosideros fulgens - Metrosideros florida
From: Flore des serres et des jardins de l’Europe by Charles Lemaire and others.
Gand [Gent], Louis van Houtte, 1850, volume 6, plate 577. Hand-coloured lithograph (sheet 160 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.
Myrtaceae - Metrosideros fulgens - Metrosideros florida. From: Flore des serres et des jardins de l’Europe by Charles Lemaire and others.
Myrtaceae - Metrosideros perforata - Metrosideros buxifolia
From: Flore des serres et des jardins de l’Europe by Charles Lemaire and others.
Gand [Gent], Louis van Houtte, 1850, volume 6, plate 570. Hand-coloured lithograph (sheet 162 x 239 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.
Myrtaceae - Metrosideros perforata - Metrosideros buxifolia From: Flore des serres et des jardins de l’Europe by Charles Lemaire and others.
Myrtaceae - Pimenta dioica - Pimenta officinalis
From: Köhler’s Medizinal-Pflanzen in naturgetreuen Abbildungen mit kurz erläuterndem Texte. Atlas zur Pharmacopoea germanica, austriaca, belgica, danica, helvetica, hungarica, rossica, suecica, neerlandica, british pharmacopoeia, zum Codex medicamentarius, sowie zur Pharmacopoeia of the United States of America by Hermann Adolph Koehler.
Gera-Utermhaus, Fr.Eugen Köhler, 1887, 1. edition, volume 2, plate 174. Chromolithographed plate (sheet 219 x 299 mm). Text enclosed.
€ 40
Köhler’s magnum opus was published in parts from 1883-1898. The first volume was finished in 1887, eight years after his death. The set of three volumes with 283 colour-plates was a noteworthy achievement and included European plants of medicinal interest. From the botanical standpoint the finest and most useful series of illustrations of medicinal plants (Great flower books). The beautiful colour-plates after illustrations by Walther Müller and C.F. Schmidt, which were skillfully rendered in lithography by E. Günther.
* Nissen BBI 1085; Great flower books p. 62; Stafleu & Cowan 3806.
Myrtaceae - Pimenta dioica - Pimenta officinalis From: Köhler’s Medizinal-Pflanzen in naturgetreuen Abbildungen mit kurz erläuterndem Texte. Atlas zur Pharmacopoea germanica, austriaca, belgica, danica, helvetica, hungarica, rossica, suecica, neerlandica, british pharmacopoeia, zum Codex medicamentarius, sowie zur Pharmacopoeia of the United States of America by Hermann Adolph Koehler.
Myrtaceae - Pimenta racemosa var. racemosa - Myrcia acris
From: Curtis’s botanical magazine; or flower garden displayed.
London, 1832, volume 59, plate 3153. Hand-coloured engraving by Sydenham Teast Edwards (sheet 144 x 230 mm). Text enclosed.
€ 45
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.
Myrtaceae - Pimenta racemosa var. racemosa - Myrcia acris From: Curtis’s botanical magazine; or flower garden displayed.
Myrtaceae - Psidium guajava - Psidium pomiferum
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 224. Hand-coloured engraving after Turpin (sheet 120 x 213 mm).
€ 75
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.
Myrtaceae - Psidium guajava - Psidium pomiferum. From: Dictionnaire des sciences naturelles. Planches … Botanique classée d’après la méthode naturelle de M. Antoine-Laurent de Jussieu by Pierre Jean François Turpin.
Myrtaceae - Psidium guajava
From: Histoire universelle du règne végétal, ou nouveau dictionnaire physique et économique de toutes les plantes qui croissent sur la surface du globe; … by Pierre Joseph Buchoz.
Paris, Brunet, 1775-1780. Engraving with plant names (uncut sheet 260 x 420 mm, lower margin slightly bowned). Text missing.
€ 100
This print is among 1200 plates from this most extensive work, published from 1775-1780 by the extremely prolific author Pierre Joseph Buchoz (1731-1807, also spelled as Buch’oz or Buc’hoz). He was a French physician and naturalist who served as physician to the king of Poland. He left his post to pursue his interest in natural history and published vast illustrated folios on botany, books on mineralogy, agriculture, ornithology and medicine. The attractive plates are mostly based on original drawings in the Collection des Vélins of the Muséum d’Histoire Naturelle, Paris. Artists’ names on the the copper-engravings seldom occur and as engraver Fessard is sometimes mentioned.
* Pritzel 1325; Dunthorne 59; Blunt & Stearn pp. 158-160; Nissen BBI 287; Stafleu & Cowan 876; Johnston 524.
Myrtaceae - Psidium guajava. From: Histoire universelle du règne végétal, ou nouveau dictionnaire physique et économique de toutes les plantes qui croissent sur la surface du globe; … by Pierre Joseph Buchoz.
Myrtaceae - Syzygium aromaticum - Caryophyllus aromaticus
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 222 + 223. Hand-coloured engravings after Turpin (2 sheets 120 x 213 mm).
€ 120
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.
Myrtaceae - Syzygium aromaticum - Caryophyllus aromaticus From: Dictionnaire des sciences naturelles. Planches … Botanique classée d’après la méthode naturelle de M. Antoine-Laurent de Jussieu by Pierre Jean François Turpin.
Myrtaceae - Syzygium aromaticum - Caryophyllus aromaticus From: Dictionnaire des sciences naturelles. Planches … Botanique classée d’après la méthode naturelle de M. Antoine-Laurent de Jussieu by Pierre Jean François Turpin.
Myrtaceae - Syzygium aromaticum - Eugenia caryophyllata
From: Köhler’s Medizinal-Pflanzen in naturgetreuen Abbildungen mit kurz erläuterndem Texte. Atlas zur Pharmacopoea germanica, austriaca, belgica, danica, helvetica, hungarica, rossica, suecica, neerlandica, british pharmacopoeia, zum Codex medicamentarius, sowie zur Pharmacopoeia of the United States of America by Hermann Adolph Koehler.
Gera-Utermhaus, Fr.Eugen Köhler, 1887, 1. edition, volume 2, plate 125. Chromolithographed plate (sheet 219 x 299 mm). Text enclosed.
€ 55
Köhler’s magnum opus was published in parts from 1883-1898. The first volume was finished in 1887, eight years after his death. The set of three volumes with 283 colour-plates was a noteworthy achievement and included European plants of medicinal interest. From the botanical standpoint the finest and most useful series of illustrations of medicinal plants (Great flower books). The beautiful colour-plates after illustrations by Walther Müller and C.F. Schmidt, which were skillfully rendered in lithography by E. Günther.
* Nissen BBI 1085; Great flower books p. 62; Stafleu & Cowan 3806.
Myrtaceae - Syzygium aromaticum - Eugenia caryophyllata From: Köhler’s Medizinal-Pflanzen in naturgetreuen Abbildungen mit kurz erläuterndem Texte. Atlas zur Pharmacopoea germanica, austriaca, belgica, danica, helvetica, hungarica, rossica, suecica, neerlandica, british pharmacopoeia, zum Codex medicamentarius, sowie zur Pharmacopoeia of the United States of America by Hermann Adolph Koehler.
Myrtaceae - Syzygium malaccense - Jambosa malaccensis
From: Flore des serres et des jardins de l'Europe by Charles Lemaire and others.
Gand [Gent], Louis van Houtte, 1849, volume 5, plate 429. Hand-coloured lithograph (sheet 162 x 253 mm). Text enclosed.
€ 90
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.
  Myrtaceae - Syzygium malaccense - Jambosa malaccensis From: Flore des serres et des jardins de l'Europe by Charles Lemaire and others.
Myrtaceae - Syzygium malaccense - Jambosa malaccensis
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 98. Hand-coloured lihograph by Govindoo, Rungiah, lithopgraphed by Dumphy, Wight, Winchester (sheet 220 x 267 mm). Added plate 97 with hand-coloured figures on Myrtaceae. Text enclosed (partly in photocopy).
€ 75
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.
  Myrtaceae - Syzygium malaccense - Jambosa malaccensis From: Flore des serres et des jardins de l'Europe by Charles Lemaire and others.
Myrtaceae - Syzygium malaccense - Jambosa malaccensis From: Flore des serres et des jardins de l'Europe by Charles Lemaire and others.
Myrtaceae - Tristania neriifolia
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 225. Hand-coloured engraving after Turpin (sheet 120 x 213 mm).
€ 65
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.
Myrtaceae - Tristania neriifolia. From: Dictionnaire des sciences naturelles. Planches … Botanique classée d’après la méthode naturelle de M. Antoine-Laurent de Jussieu by Pierre Jean François Turpin.