Nyctaginaceae - Abronia umbellata. From: Flore des serres et des jardins de l’Europe by Charles Lemaire and others. Nyctaginaceae
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Herbs, shrubs and trees which are native to tropical and warm temperate areas of the world. Mirabilis jalapa, Abronia umbellata and a showy vine of the South American Bougainvillea are widely cultivated as ornamentals.
Nyctaginaceae - Abronia fragrans
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 5544. 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.
  Nyctaginaceae - Abronia fragrans 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.
Nyctaginaceae - Abronia umbellata
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 249. Hand-coloured lithograph (sheet 169 x 257 mm). Light marginal stain. 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.
Nyctaginaceae - Abronia umbellata. From: Annales de la Société royale d’Agriculture et de Botanique de Gand, Journal d’horticulture by Charles Morren (editor).
Nyctaginaceae - Abronia umbellata
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 249. Hand-coloured lithograph (sheet 165 x 246 mm). Text enclosed.
€ 50
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.
Nyctaginaceae - Abronia umbellata. From: Annales de la Société royale d’Agriculture et de Botanique de Gand, Journal d’horticulture by Charles Morren (editor).
Nyctaginaceae - Abronia umbellata
From: Flore des serres et des jardins de l’Europe by Charles Lemaire and others.
Gand [Gent], Louis van Houtte, 1856, volume 11, plate 1095. Chromolithograph finished by hand (sheet 160 x 240 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.
Nyctaginaceae - Abronia umbellata. From: Flore des serres et des jardins de l’Europe by Charles Lemaire and others.
Nyctaginaceae - Mirabilis jalapa
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). Text missing.
€ 125
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.
Nyctaginaceae - Mirabilis jalapa. 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.
Nyctaginaceae - Mirabilis viscosa - Oxybaphus viscosus
From: The botanical magazine; or flower-garden displayed by William Curtis.
London, 1799, volume 13, plate 434. Hand-coloured engraving (sheet 143 x 237 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.
Nyctaginaceae - Mirabilis viscosa - Oxybaphus viscosus. From: The botanical magazine; or flower-garden displayed by William Curtis.