Botanical Prints - Flowers and Ferns of the US
Flowers and Ferns
of the United States
(United States, 1878)
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Background:

These botanical prints are from a work by Thomas Meehan (1826-1901) on the Flowers and Ferns found in the United States.  Meehan, who was born in England, started his career in the Royal Botanical Gardens in Kew and emigrated to the United States in his early 20s.  Settling in Germantown, Pennsylvania Meehan started a nursery where he could pursue his interest in botany from both a commercial and scientific standpoint.

In addition to this work, Meehan also published a monthly horticultural journal.

The chromolithograph plates shown here are based on illustrations by Alois Lunzer.  The accompanying text was authored by Meehan.   A copy of the text pages is provided with each print.

Meehan's work is regarded as one of the significant contributions to the history of American botany, more than fulfilling the need he stated in the preface on the "want [for] a systematic, illustrated work on the Flora of the United States".

Price per print: Print Only:  As shown
Matting Charge:  $20
Framing & Matting Charge:  $110
Dimensions: Print Only:  7 x 10 inches
Matted:  12 x 16 inches
Type of print: Original chromolithograph
Year: 1878
Other details: Includes original page of accompanying text

Click on any image to see an enlargement of the print


Spiderwort (No. 11780101)
Plate 01-01
Spiderwort

SOLD
Jasmine (No. 11780103)
Plate 01-03
Carolina (or Yellow) Jasmine
$35
Polypody (No. 11780104)
Plate 01-04
Hoary Polypody
SOLD
Violet (No. 11780105)
Plate 01-05
Blue Violet
SOLD
Anemone (No. 11780106)
Plate 01-06
Wood Anemone
SOLD

Columbine (No. 11780107)
Plate 01-07
Golden Columbine

SOLD
Anemone (No. 11780113)
Plate 01-13
Nuttall's Pasque-flower
$35
Betony (No. 11780116)
Plate 01-16
Wood Betony
$35
Violet (No. 11780126)
Plate 01-26
Bird's-foot Violet
SOLD
Flax (No. 11780130)
Plate 01-30
Perennial Flax
$35

Violet (No. 11780133)
Plate 01-33
Arrow-leaved Violet

$35
Foxglove (No. 11780134)
Plate 01-34
Fern-leaved Foxglove
SOLD
Anemone (No. 11780142)
Plate 01-42
Carolina Anemone
$35
Ipomoea (No. 11780225)
Plate 02-25
White Star Ipomoea
$35
Cranberry (No. 11780228)
Plate 02-28
American Cranberry
SOLD

Cactus (No. 11780233)
Plate 02-33
Many-headed Hedgehog Cactus

$50
Epidendrum (No. 11780236)
Plate 02-36
Bartram's Tree Orchis
(Epidendrum)
$50
Sunflower (No. 11780237)
Plate 02-37
Maximilian's Sunflower
SOLD
Shield Fern (No. 11780238)
Plate 02-38
Christmas Shield Fern
SOLD
Polypody (No. 11780241)
Plate 02-41
Common Polypody
SOLD

Kidney-bean (No. 11780243)
Plate 02-43
Diverse-leaved Kidney-bean

SOLD
Bellwort (No. 11780244)
Plate 02-44
Sessile-leaved Bellwort
$35
Spleenwort (No. 11780245)
Plate 02-45
Ebony Spleenwort
SOLD
Blanketflower (No. 11780246)
Plate 02-46
Blunt-tooth Blanketflower
SOLD
Stagger-bush (No. 11780247)
Plate 02-47
Stagger-bush
$35