Sertum Orchidaceum by John Lindley 1838
Spectacular large-scale prints of the most beautiful known Orchids selected, selected by John Lindley, perhaps the greatest early orchidologist, drawn by Sarah Anne Drake and lithographed by Maxime Gauci. Although John Lindley is now known as a botanist of wide accomplishments, the study of orchids had been an area of special interest to him from early in his career when he was employed by the orchid specialist William Cattley.
Published in Amsterdam for Theatrum Orbis Terrarum ltd, Johnson Reprint Corp. of New York. Mounted in cream. ‘Calanthe versicolor’.