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FLORA & FUNGI


MARIA SIBYLLA MERIAN (1647 - 1717)
METAMORPHOSIS INSECTORUM SURINAMENSIUM  (1705)

FLORA EXTRACTS
 

Print. Maria Sibylla Merian -Metamorphosis Insectorum Surinamensium, Plate 12 Banana

Plate 12  -  Banana

Print. Maria Sibylla Merian - Metamorphosis Insectorum Surinamensium - Plate 37 - Ketmia Brasiliensis

Plate 37 - Ketmia Brasiliensis

Print. Maria Sibylla Merian - Metamorphosis Insectorum Surinamensium. Plate 22 Moth on Red Lily

Plate 22  -  Red Lily

 

 

Additional images by
Maria Sibylla Merian

Print. Maria Sibylla Merian - Metamorphosis Insectorum Surinamensium - Plate 31 - Rosa sinensis var. ferrarius

Plate 31  -  Hibiscus Rose

Print. Maria Sibylla Merian - Metamorphosis Insectorum Surinamensium - Plate 54 - Heliconia acuminata (Ruby Heliconia)

Plate 54 - Ruby Heliconia


WILLIAM CURTIS (1746 - 1799)
FLORA LONDINENSIS, LONDON 1777 - 1798
 

Leontodon Taraxacum, Common Dandelion by William Kilbrun from Flora Londinensis by William Curtis, London 1777 - 1798.

LEONTODON TARAXACUM
Common Dandelion

William Curtis - Flora Londinensis - Agaricus fimetarius, Common Ink Cap or Egg Mushroom

AGARICUS  FIMETARIUS
Common Ink Cap

William Curtis - Flora Londinensis - Arum macaulata. Arum Lily or Cuckoo Pint. Image by James Sowerby. Engraved by Franciscus Sansom. London 1777.

ARUM MACULATA
Cuckoo Pint or Arum Lily

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JAMES SOWERBY (1757 - 1822)
ENGLISH FUNGI OR MUSHROOMS, LONDON 1797 - 1815(?)

 

Agaricus collinitus - Cortinarius collinitus - James Sowerby, English Fungi or Mushrooms

Agaricus collinitus
Cortinarius collinitus

AGARICUS TENER - Conocybe tenera - James Sowerby - English Fungi or Mushrooms

Agaricus tener
Conocybe tenera

Boletus aurantiacus - Red-capped Scaber Stalk - Leccinum auranticanum - James Sowerb,  English Fungi or Mushrooms

Boletus aurantiacus
Boletus aurantiacum

Agaricus impuber - Boletus regius - James Sowerby, English Fungi or Mushrooms

Agaricus impuber
Boletus regius

FLY AGARIC - James Sowerby - Agaricus muscarius, Amanaita muscaria  from English Fungi or Mushrooms, London 1797 - 1814

Agaricus muscarius
FLY AGARIC
Amanita muscaria

Agaricus rimosus - Inocybe rimosa - James Sowerby, English Fungi or Muschrooms

Agaricus rimosus
Inocybe rimosa

 

AGARICUS FIBROSUS (Inocybe fibrosa) - James Sowerby - English Fungi or Mushrooms

Agaricus fibrosus
Inocybe fibrosa

 


ENGLISH BOTANY
 or COLOURED PLATES OF BRITISH PLANTS (“SOWERBY'S BOTANY") 1790 - 1814
JAMES SOWERBY (1757 - 1822)

BRITISH ORCHIDS
 Arranged in the alphabetical order of their common names due to on-going changes of taxonomy.
The complete set of the 43 restored prints is featured in, Sowerby's Botany Revisited - British Orchids.
 
SOWERBY'S BOTANY - Autumnal Lady's-tresses

Autumn Lady's Tresses

 

SOWERBY'S BOTANY - Bee Orchis

Bee Orchid

 

SOWERBY'S BOTANY - Bird'snest Orchis

Bird's Nest Orchid

 

SOWERBY'S BOTANY - Bog Orchis

Bog Orchid

 

SOWERBY'S BOTANY - Dwarf Dark-winged Orchis

Burnt Tip Orchid

 

SOWERBY'S BOTANY - Spotted Palmate Orchis

Common / Heath Spotted Orchids

 

SOWERBY'S BOTANY - Common Coral-root

Coralroot Orchid

 

SOWERBY'S BOTANY - Creeping Lady's Tresses

Creeping Lady's Tresses

 

SOWERBY'S BOTANY - Dense-flowered Orchis

Dense Flowered Orchid

 

SOWERBY'S BOTANY - Common Marsh Orchis

Early Marsh Orchid

 

SOWERBY'S BOTANY - Early Purple Orchis

Early Purple Orchid

 

SOWERBY'S BOTANY - Early Spider Orchis var fucifera

Early Spider Orchid I

 

SOWERBY'S BOTANY - Early Spider Orchis var genuina

Early spider Orchid II

 

SOWERBY'S BOTANY - Fen Orchis

Fen Orchid

 

SOWERBY'S BOTANY - Fly Orchis

Fly Orchid

 

SOWERBY'S BOTANY - Fragrant Orchis

Fragrant Orchid

 

SOWERBY;S BOTANY - Frog Orchis - habenaria viridis

Frog Orchid

 

SOWERBY'S BOTANY - Leafless Epipogium

Ghost Orchid

 

SOWERBY'S BOTANY - Greater Butterfly Orchis

Greater Butterfly Orchid

SOWERBY'S BOTANY - Green-winged Meadow Orchis

Green-winged Orchid

 

SOWERBY'S BOTANY - Broad-leaved Helleborine

Helleborine, Broad-leaved

 

SOWERBY'S BOTANY - Oval-leaved Helleborine

Helleborine, Dark Red

 

SOWERBY'S BOTANY - Marsh Helleborine

Helleborine, Marsh

 

SOWERBY'S BOTANY - Red Helleborine

Helleborine, Red

 

SOWERBY'S BOTANY - Long-leaved Helleborine

Helleborine, Sword-leaved

 

SOWERBY'S BOTANY - Narrow-leaved Helleborine

Helleborine, Violet

 

SOWERBY'S BOTANY - White Helleborine

Helleborine, White

 

Irish Lady's Tresses - Spiranthes romanzoffiana or S. gemmipara

Irish Lady's Tresses

 

SOWERBY'S BOTANY - Lax-flowered Orchis

Jersey Orchid

 

SOWERBY'S BOTANY - Great Dark-winged Orchis

Lady Orchid

 

SOWERBY'S BOTANY - Common Lady's Slipper

Lady's Slipper Orchid

 

SOWERBY'S BOTANY - Lesser Butterfly Orchis

Lesser Butterfly Orchid

 

SOWERBY'S BOTANY - Lesser Tway Blade

Lesser Twayblade

 

SOWERBY'S BOTANY - Lizard Orchis

Lizard Orchid

 

SOWERBY'S BOTANY - Man Orchis

Man Orchid

 

SOWERBY'S BOTANY - Military Orchis

Military Orchid

 

SOWERBY'S BOTANY - Monkey Orchis

Monkey Orchid

 

SOWERBY'S BOTANY - Musk Orchis

Musk Orchid

 

SOWERBY'S BOTANY - Pyramidal Orchis

Pyramidal Orchid

 

SOWERBY'S BOTANY - Small White Orchis

Small White Orchid

 

SOWERBY'S BOTANY - Broaad-leaved Marsh Orchis

Southern Marsh Orchid

 

SOWERBY'S BOTANY - Summer Lady's-tresses

Summer Lady's Tresses

 

 

SOWERBY'S BOTANY - Tway Blade

Twayblade

 
 

OTHER FLORA FROM SOWERBY'S BOTANY

 

Anemone apennina

Blue Mountain Anemone

 


JOHN CURTIS (1791 - 1862)
FLORA EXTRACTED FROM BRITISH ENTOMOLOGY (1823 - 1840)

 

PASQUE FLOWER - Pulsatilla vulgaris (Was: Anenome pulsatilla)

Pasque Flower

 

MUSK MALLOW - Malva moschata

Musk Mallow

 

BURNT TIP ORCHID - Orchis ustulata

Burnt Tip Orchid

 

LESSER BUTTERFLY ORCHID - Platanthera bifolia

Lesser Butterfly Orchid

 

EARLY SPIDER ORCHID - Ophrys sphegodes

Early spider Orchid

 

ORCHIS FUSCA (O. purpurella) - The Lady Orchid

Lady Orchid

 

ORCHIS CONOPSEA (Gymnadenia conopsea) - Fragrant Orchid

Fragrant Orchid

 

BEE ORCHID - Ophrys apifera

Bee Orchid

 

Anacamptis (Orchis) morio

Green-winged Orchid

 

LADY'S SLIPPER - Cypripedium calceolus

Lady's Slipper Orchid

 

John Curtis, British Entomology,Plate 570, print, Endomychus coccineus - False Ladybird with Dactylorhiza viride (Coeloglossum viride), restored print for sale

Frog Orchid

 

MONKEY ORCHID  (Orchis simia)

Monkey Orchid

OTHER ARTISTS

SYDENHAM EDWARDS (1768 - 1819)

THE BOTANICAL REGISTER (1815 - 47)

 

PLATE 1389 - Botanical Register -Icosandria  polygyania (Ruga Rose)

The Ruga Rose

 

Aceras secundiflora - One Sided Aceras

One-sided Aceras

 

PLATE 1991 - Botanical Register - Cypripedium purpuratum (Purple-stained lady's Slipper)

Purple-stained Lady's Slipper

 

CURTIS'S BOTANICAL MAGAZINE (1790 - PRESENT DAY)

 

Tritoma uvaria - Red Hot Poker

Red Hot Poker

 

Tukipa suaveolens - Dwarf Tulip from William Curtis's Botanical Magazine

Dwarf Tulip

 


VARIOUS EARLY PLATES (BEFORE 1800)

 

MOURING IRIS - Iris susiana major possibly by Basilius Besler

Mourning Iris

 

Bird of Paradise -  William Curtis - Botanical Magazine, dated 1790
 

Bird of Paradise Flower

Jacobaean Amaryllis

Jacobean Amaryllis

 

 

PEONIES - Possibly by Basilliuis Besler

Peonies


 
 

 

ROBERT TYAS B.A.
FAVOURITE FIELD FLOWERS 1848

 

James Andrews Plate IV from Favourite Field Flowers (1848)

Plate 4

James Andrews Plate V from Favourite Field Flowers (1848)

Plate Plate 5

James Andrews Plate VII from Favourite Field Flowers (1848)

Plate 7

       

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