Botanical Prints by Walter Hood Fitch
Botanical Prints
by Walter Hood Fitch
(England, 1860s)
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Background:

These unique botanical prints are from the History of the Vegetable Kingdom and feature illustrations by Walter Hood Fitch, best known for his botanical illustrations in Curtis's Botanical Magazine in the early 1800s.  The History was a reference work portraying plants from the vegetable family with uses "to man ... and their application in the arts, manufacturing, medicine and the domestic economy".

 

Price per print: Print Only:  As shown
Matting Charge:  $20
Framing & Matting Charge:  $110
Dimensions: Print Only:  6 x 9-1/2 inches
Matted:  12 x 16 inches
Type of print: Original hand-colored engraving
Year: 1860s

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Medicinal Plants
Castor Oil (No. 10500019)
Plate 19
Senna, Colocynth, Jalap, Castor Oil

$75
Poppy (No. 10500020)
Plate 20
Peruvian Bark, Opium Poppy, Scammony, Nux Vomica
$75
Aloe (No. 10500021)
Plate 21
Rhubarb, Aloe, Gentian, Cajeput
$75
Sarsaparilla (No. 10500022)
Plate 22
Ipecacuan, Squill, Sarsaparilla, Copaiba
$75
 


Spice Plants and Gum Plants
Cinnamon (No. 10500023)
Plate 23
Nutmeg, Cinnamon, Clove, Pimento
$75
Pepper (No. 10500024)
Plate 24
Ginger, Black Pepper, Caper, Cayenne Pepper

$75
Gum (No. 10500025)
Plate 25
Gum Mastic, Gum Arabic, et al
$65
Gamboge (No. 10500026)
Plate 26
Gamboge, Benzoin, Caoutchouc, Gutta Percha
$65

Plants Used as Food
Coffee (No. 10500027)
Plate 27
Coffee, Tea, Chocolate, Bread Fruit
SOLD
Banana (No. 10500028)
Plate 28
Date, Banana, Jack Fruit, Pandanus
SOLD
Maize (No. 10500029)
Plate 29
Millet, Maize, Buckwheat, Taro

$75
Potato (No. 10500030)
Plate 30
Arrowroot, Cassava, Yam, Sweet Potato
$75
 

Plants Used as Food and in Clothing & Cordage
Sumach (No. 10500031)
Plate 31
Woad, Weld, Madder, Sumach
$65
Safflower (No. 10500032)
Plate 32
Safflower, Fustic, Brasilwood, Logwood
$65
Cotton (No. 10500033)
Plate 33
Cotton, Flax, Hemp
SOLD
Palm (No. 10500034)
Plate 34
Palm, Hemp, Jute

SOLD
 

Vegetable Poisons
Bryony (No. 10500035)
Plate 35
Fool's Parsley, Wake Robin, Bryony, Celandine
$75
Nightshade (No. 10500036)
Plate 36
Wolf's Bane, Nightshade, Thorn Apple
$75
Saffron (No. 10500037)
Plate 37
Hemlock, Henbane, Meadow Saffron
$75
Mushroom (No. 10500038)
Plate 38
Crow-foot, Fly Brown Mushroom, Foxglove, Hellebore
SOLD

Fruits and Nuts
Papaw (No. 10500039)
Plate 39
Mammee, Papaw, Brazil Nut

SOLD