Botanical Prints - The Botanical Cabinet - Conrad Loddiges
Antique Botanical Prints
from The Botanical Cabinet -
Conrad Loddiges
(England, 1818-1821)
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Background:

These antique botanical prints appeared in Conrad Loddiges' The Botanical Cabinet published in 20 parts from 1817 to 1833.  The prints portray "plants from all countries" cultivated in the Loddiges nursery at Hackney, London.  Many illustrations were done by members of the Loddiges family, with the engravings by George Cooke.

It is interesting to note that two versions of The Botanical Cabinet were published - one in which the engraved botanical prints were fully  hand-colored and another featuring partial coloring.  The prints shown on this page are from the later edition.  These unique botanicals show how the print looked after the initial impression from the engraving plate and demonstrate the skill of the artists who did the intricate hand-coloring.  Remember that the artists worked either from natural light or gaslight.

Why were two editions produced?  It is possible the edition featuring partial hand-coloring was published for those who could not afford the cost of the edition with full coloring, or as a reference for the professional botanist for plant identification.

Please note - The background color on some prints may appear darker than others shown on this page.  This is due to how our scanner captured the print image.  The actual prints in this series all have similar background coloring.

Price per print: Print Only:  As shown
Matting Charge:  $15
Framing & Matting Charge:  $85
Dimensions: Print Only:  4 x 7 inches
Matted:  9 x 12 inches
Type of print: Original hand-colored engraving
Year: 1818-1821
Other details: Includes original page of accompanying text

Click on any image to see an enlargement of the print


Ardisia (No. 11080002)
Plate 2
Notched Ardisia

(1818)
$20
Pancratium (No. 11080019)
Plate 19
Rotate Pancratium
(1818)
$20
Epidendrum (No. 11080026)
Plate 26
Umbelled Epidendrum
(1818)
SOLD
Chironia (No. 11080027)
Plate 27
Jasmine-flowered Chironia
(1818)
$20
Gloxinia (No. 11080028)
Plate 28
Rough-leaved Gloxinia
(1818)
SOLD

Doodia (No. 11080039)
Plate 39
Rough Doodia

(1818)
$20
Silene (No. 11080041)
Plate 41
Blush Silene
(1818)
$20
Acasia (No. 11080049)
Plate 49
Fortified Acasia
(1818)
$20
Rhododendron (No. 11080065)
Plate 65
Rusty Rhododendron
(1818)
SOLD
Orchis (No. 11080073)
Plate 73
Shewy Orchis
(1818)
$30

Gentian (No. 11080089)
Plate 89
Crested Gentian

(1818)
SOLD
Passionflower (No. 11080097)
Plate 97
Hand-shaped Passionflower
(1818)
SOLD
Ixora (No. 11080314)
Plate 314
Great-flowered Ixora
(1819)
$20
Nightshade (No. 11080352)
Plate 352
Brazil Nightshade
(1819)
$20
Ladies Slipper (No. 11080363)
Plate 363
Ladies Slipper
(1819)
$30

Pavonia (No. 11080371)
Plate 371
Bitten-leaved Pavonia

(1818)
SOLD
Butterwort (No. 11080393)
Plate 393
Common Butterwort
(1819)
SOLD
Magnolia (No. 11080418)
Plate 418
Blue Magnolia
(1820)
SOLD
Hibiscus (No. 11080513)
Plate 513
Buff-coloured China Rose (Hibiscus)
(1821)
$30
Convolvulus (No. 11080518)
Plate 518
Jalap
(1821)
$20

Arum (No. 11080525)
Plate 525
Spiral-flowered Arum

(1821)
$20
Ardisia (No. 11080531)
Plate 531
Umbel-flowered Ardisia
(1821)
$20
Primula (No. 11080542)
Plate 542
Long-flowered Primula
(1821)
$20
Cacao (No. 11080545)
Plate 545
Chocolate Tree
(1821)
$20
Holly (No. 11080549)
Plate 549
Madeira Holly
(1821)
SOLD