Schisandraceae - Schisandra propinqua - Sphaerostema propinquum. From: Le jardin fleuriste, journal général des progrès et des intérêts horticoles et botaniques by Charles Lemaire (editor). Schisandraceae
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Woody plants containing essential oils. Found in tropical to temperate regions of East and Southeast Asia and the Caribbean.
Schisandraceae - Illicium anisatum ? - Illicium religiosum
From: Darstellung und Beschreibung sämtlicher in der Pharmacopoea Borusica aufgeführten offizinellen Gewächse by Otto Carl Berg & Carl Friedrich Schmidt.
Leipzig, Arthur Felix, [1858-1863], 1. edition, volume 4, plate 30f. Hand-coloured lithograph (sheet 215 x 278 mm). Text enclosed.
€ 130
Berg was professor of pharmaceutical botany at Berlin University. Schmidt both drew and lithographed the plates. He was a prolific artist who illustrated many of the German botanical works of the 19th century. Jackson describes this work, a survey of plants used in the Prussian pharmacopoeia, as A thoroughly good book, probably the very best of its class; both in text and illustrations.
* Pritzel 646; Jackson p. 203*; Nissen BBI 139; Stafleu & Cowan 10.873.
Illiciaceae - Illicium anisatum - Illicium religiosum. From: Darstellung und Beschreibung sämtlicher in der Pharmacopoea Borusica aufgeführten offizinellen Gewächse by Otto Carl Berg & Carl Friedrich Schmidt.
Schisandraceae - Illicium anisatum
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 117. Chromolithographed plate (sheet 219 x 299 mm). Text enclosed.
€ 60
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.
Illiciaceae - Illicium anisatum. 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.
Schisandraceae - Illicium floridanum
From: The garden. An illustrated weekly journal of horticulture in all its branches by William Robinson (editor).
London, 1889, July - December, volume 36, plate 714. Chromolithograph by Guillaume Severeyns after painting by H.G. Moon (sheet 223 x 287 mm). Illustrated text enclosed.
€ 95
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. Among the artists whom he employed was Henry Moon, who struck a new and personal, if not entirely healthy, note in botanical illustration. … (Blunt & Stearn). From 1880 Henry George Moon’s plant portraits dominated the pages of The Garden, a popular horticultural publication. Renowned for his lifelike paintings of orchids, Moon appealed to Robinson because of his ability to sketch flowers in a graceful, naturalistic style. The subtle colourings of his paintings and simple arrangement of flowers were very unlike the more stylised renderings that appeared in competitors’ publications. The beautiful colour-plates 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.
Illiciaceae - Illicium floridanum. From: The garden. An illustrated weekly journal of horticulture in all its branches by William Robinson (editor).
Schisandraceae - Schisandra chinens - Maximowiczia chinensis
From: Flore des serres et des jardins de l'Europe by Charles Lemaire and others.
Gand [Gent], Louis van Houtte, 1862-1865, volume 15, plate 1594. Chromolithograph finished by hand (sheet 170 x 255 mm). Corner waterstained. Text enclosed.
€ 35
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.
Schisandraceae - Schisandra chinens - Maximowiczia chinensis From: Flore des serres et des jardins de l'Europe by Charles Lemaire and others.
Schisandraceae - Sphaerostema propinquum
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 201. 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.
Schisandraceae - Schisandra propinqua - Sphaerostema propinquum. From: Le jardin fleuriste, journal général des progrès et des intérêts horticoles et botaniques by Charles Lemaire (editor).