Antique Palm Tree Prints
Antique Palm Tree Prints
from History of the Palms
(England, 1856)
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Background:

These unique prints are from a rare series on the History of the Palms published in England in the mid 1800s.  The series was authored by the German-born botanist Berthold Seemann (1825-1871).  Seemann studied botany and worked at the Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew.  On the recommendation of Sir W J Hooker he was appointed naturalist for the expedition to the American West and Pacific on the HMS Herald (1847-1851).

The prints are notable in that they portray the Palms in their natural settings, versus being only botanical illustrations.  The chromolithographs are based on illustrations by M. J. Frank and adopted from the works of other leading botanical artists of the day.

The Palms that are shown are native to the Southern United States, South America, India and the Pacific.  All are identified by their Latin names.

 

Price per print: Print Only:  $75
Matting Charge:  $20
Framing & Matting Charge:  $90
Dimensions: Print Only:  4-1/2 x 6 inches
Matted:  10 x 12 inches
Type of print: Original chromolithograph
(over 150 years old)
Year: 1856

Click on any image to see an enlargement of the print


Palm Tree Prints (No. 11870001)
Plate 1
Great Palm House at the Royal Garden, Kew
Palm Tree Prints (No. 11870002)
Plate 2
Acrocomia Mexicana
Palm Tree Prints (No. 11870003)
Plate 3
Areca Catechu
Palm Tree Prints (No. 11870004)
Plate 4
Nipa fruticans

Palm Tree Prints (No. 11870005)
Plate 5
Borassus flabelliformis
SOLD
Palm Tree Prints (No. 11870006)
Plate 6
Chamaerops humilis
Palm Tree Prints (No. 11870007)
Plate 7
Cocos nucifera
SOLD
Palm Tree Prints (No. 11870008)
Plate 8
Copernicia cerifera

Palm Tree Prints (No. 11870009)
Plate 9
Iriartea exorrhiza
SOLD
Palm Tree Prints (No. 11870010)
Plate 10
Gulielma speciosa
Palm Tree Prints (No. 11870011)
Plate 11
Hyphaene Thebaica
Palm Tree Prints (No. 11870012)
Plate 12
Iriartea ventricosa

Palm Tree Prints (No. 11870013)
Plate 13
Lodoicea Sechellarum
Palm Tree Prints (No. 11870014)
Plate 14
Mauritia vinifera
Palm Tree Prints (No. 11870015)
Plate 15
Sagus elata
Palm Tree Prints (No. 11870016)
Plate 16
Oreodoxa oleracea

Palm Tree Prints (No. 11870017)
Plate 17
Thrinax multiflora
Palm Tree Prints (No. 11870018)
Plate 18
Phoenix dactylifera
SOLD
Palm Tree Prints (No. 11870019)
Plate 19
Phytelephas macrocarpa
SOLD
Palm Tree Prints (No. 11870020)
Plate 20
Thrinax argentea