Evergreen trees and shrubs. Distribution is pantropical. Many species produce edible fruits and/or have other economic uses.
Sapotaceae - Chrysophyllum imperiale - Theophrasta 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, 1874, volume 21, plate 184. Chromolithograph finished by hand (sheet 263 x 345 mm with fold) by L. Stroobant after F. de Pannemaeker. Text enclosed.
€ 75One 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.
- Palaquium gutta -
Isonandra gutta var.
Madhuca macrophylla -
From: Tuinbouw-flora van Nederland en zijne overzeesche bezittingen; bevattende de geschiedenis en afbeeldingen van nieuwe of merkwaardige planten, bloemen, vruchten, mededeelingen omtrent de kultuur in haren geheelen omvang, in betrekking tot Nederland en zijne overzeesche bezittingen by Willem Hendrik de Vriese.
Groningen, J.B. Wolters, 1867, volume 3. Hand-coloured lithograph (sheet 247 x 357 mm with folds) + lithograph (345 x 483 with folds). Extensive text by W.H. de Vriese enclosed: De getah-pertja-(gutta-percha)-boomen van Nederlandsch Oost-Indië. Eene populaire en wetenschappelijke beschouwing.
€ 160Only 3 volumes were published from 1855-1856 of this finely illustrated work about the horticulure and floriculture of especially Indonesia. The fine plates are by J. v. Aken, A. Brouwer, Q.M.R. Ver Huell and A.J. Wendel, lithographed by A.J. Bos, Riocreux, P.W.M. Trap, A.J. Wendel and Wohlfart. The author, Willem Hendrik de Vriese (1806-1862), a Dutch botanist, studied medicine in Leiden, practicing and lecturing in Rotterdam, was professor of botany in Amsterdam and travelled in the Dutch East Indies from 1858-1861.
* Nissen BBI 2089; Great flower books p. 80; Stafleu & Cowan 16.422; Landwehr 210.
- Sideroxyli primum, dein Coriae indorum nomine data arbor|
From: Hortus elthamensis seu plantarum rariorum quas in horto suo Elthami in Cantio coluit vir ornatissimus et praestantissimus Jacobus Sherard ... by Johann Jacob Dillenius.
London, the author, 1732. Engraving by the author (uncut, unpressed sheet 300 x 485 mm; impression 200 x 321 mm). Text enclosed.
€ 110James Sherard (1666-1738), botanist and apothecary, had gardens famous for rare plants at Eltham, south of Greenwich. Dillenius made the gardens memorable through excellent illustrations, drawn and engraved by himself. They were sufficiently accurate to be of considerable service to Linnaeus (Hunt).
* Pritzel 2285; Dunthorne 94; Nissen BBI 492; Great flower books p. 55; Hunt 637; Henrey 643; Stafleu & Cowan 1471.
From: La flore et la pomone françaises, ou histoire et figures en couleur, des fleurs et des fruits de France ou naturalisés sur le sol français by Jean Henri Jaume Saint-Hilaire.
Paris, the author, 1832, volume 5, plate 481. Unsigned stipple-engraving in colour by Jean Henri Jaume Saint-Hilaire finished by hand (uncut and unbound sheet 175 x 265). Slightly foxed. Text enclosed.
€ 55Very rare work, which was published in parts from 1828-1833 in 6 volumes by the French botanist and artist Jaume Saint-Hilaire (1772-1845). It was planned to issue 800 plates but the regular publication was terminated with plate 544. Among those who worked under van Spaëndonck or Redouté, or who based their style on the pure water-colour technique which Redouté learned from his master, may be mentioned Turpin, Poiteau, Bessa, Mme Vincent (b. 1786), Jaume-Saint-Hilaire, Chazal and Prêtre. Most of these artists were the equals of Redouté in technical skill, and given his opportunities might have won the same renown. … Jaume-Saint-Hilaire was no less distinguished as a botanist, and his introduction into France of Polygonum tinctorum, which yields a valuable blue dye, was of considerable importance (Blunt).
* Pritzel 4404; Dunthorne 160; Blunt pp. 180, 182; Nissen BBI 988; Great flower books p. 61; Stafleu & Cowan 3311; Johnston 943.