Botanical Prints - Economic Botany (1853)
Botanical Prints
from Economic Botany
(England, 1853)
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Background:

These unique hand-colored prints portray plants with an emphasis on their botanical and commercial characteristics (hence the term "economic botany").

The plants shown on the plates are identified for use in for food, clothing, tanning, dyeing, building, medicine, perfumery among other applications.

As noted in the preface to this series "It will appear strange to many when they hear for the first time that no popular work has yet appeared devoted exclusively to the commercial properties of the vegetable kingdom".

Price per print: Print Only:  As shown
Matting Charge:  $15
Framing & Matting Charge:  $85
Dimensions: Print Only:  4-1/2 x 6 inches
Matted:  9 x 12 inches
Type of print: Original hand-colored lithograph
Year: 1853

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Pepper (No. 11420002)
Plate 2
Maize, Pepper, Clove

$35
Nutmeg (No. 11420003)
Plate 3
Nutmeg, Ginger, Cinnamon
$45
Pomegranate (No. 11420004)
Plate 4
Olive, Guava,
Pomegranate
SOLD
Fig (No. 11420005)
Plate 5
Litchi, Fig, Pistachio Nut
$45
Almond (No. 11420006)
Plate 6
Brazil Nut, Cashew,
Almond
$35

Cotton (No. 11420007)
Plate 7
Cotton, Flax, Hemp

$35
Palm (No. 11420008)
Plate 8
Palm Trees
SOLD
Palm (No. 11420009)
Plate 9
Palm Trees
SOLD
Ivory Nut (No. 11420010)
Plate 10
Vegetable Ivory Palm and Nut,
Coquilla Nut
$45
Turmeric (No. 11420011)
Plate 11
Arrow Root, Turmeric
$35

Camata (No. 11420012)
Plate 12
Divi-divi, Camata, Camatina

$35
Turmeric (No. 11420013)
Plate 13
Persian Yellow Berries,
Turmeric, Gall
$35
Safflower (No. 11420014)
Plate 14
Safflower, Indigo,
Camboge Tree
$45
Sumach (No. 11420015)
Plate 15
Logwood Tree, Sumach,
Fustic Tree
$35
Iris (No. 11420016)
Plate 16
Cardamom, Iris,
Camphor Tree
$45

Liquorice (No. 11420017)
Plate 17
Senna Shrub,

Peruvian Bark Tree, Liquorice
$35
Rubber Plant (No. 11420018)
Plate 18
Gum, India Rubber Plant,
Gutta Percha Plant
SOLD
Balsam (No. 11420019)
Plate 19
Turpentine Tree,
Canada Balsam, Juniper
$45
Mahogany Tree (No. 11420020)
Plate 20
Mahogany Tree, Gum Tree,
Ebony Tree
$35