‘Cypripedium Spectabile Sw., Tab. 65.’
Lithograph with original hand colouring on wove (vellin) paper.
Sheet size: 28,5 x 46,8 cm. (11,2 x 18,4 inch). Image size: 28,5 x 46,8 cm. (11,2 x 18,4 inch).
This beautiful print has been published by T.F.L. Nees von Esenbeck (1787-1837) and W. Sinning (1792-1874) in Sammlung Schonbluhender Gewachse fur Blumen und Gartenfreunde. One of the rarer nineteenth century flower books. Nees von Esenbeck was Director of the Botanic Garden at Bonn, Sinning its head-gardener, and their work is a catalogue of the exotics growing there, including camellias, magnolia and banksias. 100 hand-coloured lithographic plates by Henry, Hohe and Wild.
Made by ‘A. Henry’ after own design.
Condition: Good, given age. Brown edges, some small stains, 4 small holes from a pin, wrinkles in lower margin, crease in upper right an left corner, small piece of left lower corner missing. General age-related toning and/or occasional minor defects from handling. Please study scan carefully.
Keywords: PLANT – CYPRIPEDIUM SPECTABILE – LADY SLIPPER ORCHID – WHITE FLOWER – SEEDS