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Lavish original chromolithograph botanical prints, Published in Ghent c1875. Framed
Originally published for one of the finest botanical periodicals of the late 19th Century, L’Illustration Horticole and first published in Ghent, Belgium in 1854.
These lavish illustrations were produced by some of the very best botanical artists and lithographers - A. Goosens, P. De Pannemaeker and J. Goffart. The L’Illustration Horticole although founded by Jean Jules Linden (1817 – 1898) became a collaborative effort of many great horticulturists and field botanists of the day. Jean Linden in his own right was a renowned orchid grower and collector. Each monthly edition featured chromolithograph of botanical prints. Plants such as orchids, camellias, roses and leafy plants such as ferns and palm trees were represented. The magazine’s scope included pictures, descriptions, the history and culture of “the most remarkable plants,” new introductions, horticultural history, botanical expeditions, and accounts of the major expositions and of new works on botany and horticulture as well as garden descriptions and layouts.