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"Hand Colored: Exploring the Victorian Era through Botanical Illustrations" Step into the enchanting world of hand-colored botanical illustrations from the Victorian era

Background imageHand Colored Collection: Canterbury Tales - The Wife of Bath

Canterbury Tales - The Wife of Bath
The Wife of Bath, a character in " The Canterbury Tales", a collection of stories written by Geoffrey Chaucer at the end of the 14th century

Background imageHand Colored Collection: Oak Tree or Quercus, Victorian Botanical Illustration

Oak Tree or Quercus, Victorian Botanical Illustration
Very Rare, Beautifully Illustrated Antique Engraved Victorian Botanical Illustration of Oak Tree or Quercus: Plate 43, from The Book of Practical Botany in Word and Image

Background imageHand Colored Collection: Poisonous Mushrooms, Victorian Botanical Illustration

Poisonous Mushrooms, Victorian Botanical Illustration
Very Rare, Beautifully Illustrated Antique Engraved Victorian Botanical Illustration of Poisonous Mushrooms: Plate 9, from The Book of Practical Botany in Word and Image

Background imageHand Colored Collection: Herbs anb Spice, Victorian Botanical Illustration

Herbs anb Spice, Victorian Botanical Illustration
Very Rare, Beautifully Illustrated Antique Engraved Victorian Botanical Illustration of Forage Herbs anb Spice: Plate 11, from The Book of Practical Botany in Word and Image

Background imageHand Colored Collection: White bryony poison plant engraving 1857

White bryony poison plant engraving 1857
A History of the Vegetable Kingdom by Wlliiam Rhind 1855

Background imageHand Colored Collection: Plant Anatomy, Victorian Botanical Illustration

Plant Anatomy, Victorian Botanical Illustration
Very Rare, Beautifully Illustrated Antique Engraved Victorian Botanical Illustration of Plant Anatomy: Plate 1, from Lehrbuch der praktischen Pflanzenkunde in Wort und Bild

Background imageHand Colored Collection: Lily of the valley 19 century illustration

Lily of the valley 19 century illustration
A digitally restored image of an original antique litho by Julius Hoeppner (1839-1893) from Schule der Blumenmalerei published in 1890

Background imageHand Colored Collection: Poisonous and Toxic Plants, Victorian Botanical Illustration

Poisonous and Toxic Plants, Victorian Botanical Illustration
Very Rare, Beautifully Illustrated Antique Engraved Victorian Botanical Illustration of Wildflowers, Poisonous and Toxic Plants: Plate 24

Background imageHand Colored Collection: Medicinal and Herbal Plants, Victorian Botanical Illustration

Medicinal and Herbal Plants, Victorian Botanical Illustration
Very Rare, Beautifully Illustrated Antique Engraved Victorian Botanical Illustration of Wildflowers, Medicinal and Herbal Plants: Plate 26

Background imageHand Colored Collection: Vegetables, Fruit and Berries of the Garden, Victorian Botanical Illustration

Vegetables, Fruit and Berries of the Garden, Victorian Botanical Illustration
Very Rare, Beautifully Illustrated Antique Engraved Victorian Botanical Illustration of Vegetables, Fruit and Berries of the Garden: Plate 50

Background imageHand Colored Collection: Aster or Star Plant, Victorian Botanical Illustration

Aster or Star Plant, Victorian Botanical Illustration
Very Rare, Beautifully Illustrated Antique Engraved Victorian Botanical Illustration of Aster or Star Plant, Victorian Botanical Illustration Plate 56

Background imageHand Colored Collection: Canada thistle botanical engraving 1843

Canada thistle botanical engraving 1843
A Flora of the State of New York by John Torrey Vol. 1 - Carroll and Cook Printers Albany, NY 1843

Background imageHand Colored Collection: Campanula or Bellflower Plant, Victorian Botanical Illustration

Campanula or Bellflower Plant, Victorian Botanical Illustration
Very Rare, Beautifully Illustrated Antique Engraved Victorian Botanical Illustration of Campanula or Bellflower Plant: Plate 53

Background imageHand Colored Collection: Red Exotic Flowers of the Garden, Victorian Botanical Illustration

Red Exotic Flowers of the Garden, Victorian Botanical Illustration
Very Rare, Beautifully Illustrated Antique Engraved Victorian Botanical Illustration of Red Exotic Flowers of the Garden: Plate 55

Background imageHand Colored Collection: Papaver Rhoeas (Common Poppy), 1811-1818 (hand-coloured lithograph)

Papaver Rhoeas (Common Poppy), 1811-1818 (hand-coloured lithograph)
986407 Papaver Rhoeas (Common Poppy), 1811-1818 (hand-coloured lithograph) by German School, (19th century); 48x39.5 cm; Private Collection; (add.info.: Papaver Rhoeas (Common Poppy)

Background imageHand Colored Collection: Root Crops and Vegetables, Victorian Botanical Illustration

Root Crops and Vegetables, Victorian Botanical Illustration
Very Rare, Beautifully Illustrated Antique Engraved Victorian Botanical Illustration of Root Crops and Vegetables: Plate 14

Background imageHand Colored Collection: Edible Mushrooms, Victorian Botanical Illustration

Edible Mushrooms, Victorian Botanical Illustration
Very Rare, Beautifully Illustrated Antique Engraved Victorian Botanical Illustration of Edible Mushrooms: Plate 7, from The Book of Practical Botany in Word and Image

Background imageHand Colored Collection: Gutta percha gum plant engraving 1857

Gutta percha gum plant engraving 1857
A History of the Vegetable Kingdom by Wlliiam Rhind 1855

Background imageHand Colored Collection: Hellebore botanical engraving 1857

Hellebore botanical engraving 1857
A History of the Vegetable Kingdom by Wlliiam Rhind 1855

Background imageHand Colored Collection: Nut and Fruit Trees of the Garden, Victorian Botanical Illustration

Nut and Fruit Trees of the Garden, Victorian Botanical Illustration
Very Rare, Beautifully Illustrated Antique Engraved Victorian Botanical Illustration of Nut and Fruti Trees of the Garden: Plate 49

Background imageHand Colored Collection: Exotic Flowers of the Garden, Victorian Botanical Illustration

Exotic Flowers of the Garden, Victorian Botanical Illustration
Very Rare, Beautifully Illustrated Antique Engraved Victorian Botanical Illustration of Exotic Flowers of the Garden: Plate 53

Background imageHand Colored Collection: Pulmonaria or Lungwort Plant, Victorian Botanical Illustration

Pulmonaria or Lungwort Plant, Victorian Botanical Illustration
Very Rare, Beautifully Illustrated Antique Engraved Victorian Botanical Illustration of Pulmonaria or Lungwort Plant: Plate 54

Background imageHand Colored Collection: Chelone or Turtlehead Plant, Victorian Botanical Illustration

Chelone or Turtlehead Plant, Victorian Botanical Illustration
Very Rare, Beautifully Illustrated Antique Engraved Victorian Botanical Illustration of Chelone or Turtlehead Plant: Plate 54

Background imageHand Colored Collection: Chocolate plant botanical engraving 1857

Chocolate plant botanical engraving 1857
A History of the Vegetable Kingdom by Wlliiam Rhind 1855

Background imageHand Colored Collection: Laurel Tree, 1731-1743 (hand-coloured etching)

Laurel Tree, 1731-1743 (hand-coloured etching)
986443 Laurel Tree, 1731-1743 (hand-coloured etching) by Catesby, Mark (1679-1749); Private Collection; (add.info.: Laurel Tree. From The Natural History of Carolina, Florida and the Bahama Islands)

Background imageHand Colored Collection: Scillia Plants, Victorian Botanical Illustration

Scillia Plants, Victorian Botanical Illustration
Very Rare, Beautifully Illustrated Antique Engraved Victorian Botanical Illustration of Scillia Plants, Victorian Botanical Illustration Plate 58

Background imageHand Colored Collection: Delphinium or Larkspur Plant, Victorian Botanical Illustration

Delphinium or Larkspur Plant, Victorian Botanical Illustration
Very Rare, Beautifully Illustrated Antique Engraved Victorian Botanical Illustration of Delphinium or Larkspur Plant: Plate 54

Background imageHand Colored Collection: Pineapple (pineapple comosus), hand-colored copper engraving from Friedrich Justin

Pineapple (pineapple comosus), hand-colored copper engraving from Friedrich Justin
colorized, drawing, drawn, encyclopedia, exotic, hand-colored, histori, Botanical Illustrations, Picture Book for Children, 1027615952

Background imageHand Colored Collection: Charge of the Light Brigade

Charge of the Light Brigade
Clouds billow, cannons roar, horses hooves thunder and men are asked to give their all in hand to hand combat of the battle field

Background imageHand Colored Collection: Rare, Beautifully Illustrated Antique Engraved Victorian Botanical

Rare, Beautifully Illustrated Antique Engraved Victorian Botanical
Very Rare, Beautifully Illustrated Antique Engraved Victorian Botanical Illustration of Edible Mushrooms: Plate 3, from The Book of Practical Botany in Word and Image

Background imageHand Colored Collection: Fruit, Vegetables and Berries of the Garden, Victorian Botanical Illustration

Fruit, Vegetables and Berries of the Garden, Victorian Botanical Illustration
Very Rare, Beautifully Illustrated Antique Engraved Victorian Botanical Illustration of Fruit, Vegetables and Berries of the Garden: Plate 49

Background imageHand Colored Collection: World map by Mathieu Albert Lotter, Augsburg, 1778

World map by Mathieu Albert Lotter, Augsburg, 1778
World map from 1778. Original hand-colored copper engraving by Matthieu Albert Lotter (1741 - 1810, Augsburg) with route of James Cooks First Circumnavigation (1770), through Tahiti

Background imageHand Colored Collection: Huckleberry botanical engraving 1843

Huckleberry botanical engraving 1843
A Flora of the State of New York by John Torrey Vol. 1 - Carroll and Cook Printers Albany, NY 1843

Background imageHand Colored Collection: Deadly nightshade poison engraving 1857

Deadly nightshade poison engraving 1857
A History of the Vegetable Kingdom by Wlliiam Rhind 1855

Background imageHand Colored Collection: Melaleuca or Tea Tree Plant, Victorian Botanical Illustration

Melaleuca or Tea Tree Plant, Victorian Botanical Illustration
Very Rare, Beautifully Illustrated Antique Engraved Victorian Botanical Illustration of Melaleuca or Tea Tree Plant: Plate 53

Background imageHand Colored Collection: Potentilla or Cinquefoil Plant, Victorian Botanical Illustration

Potentilla or Cinquefoil Plant, Victorian Botanical Illustration
Very Rare, Beautifully Illustrated Antique Engraved Victorian Botanical Illustration of Potentilla or Cinquefoil Plant: Plate 54

Background imageHand Colored Collection: Beech Tree or Fagus, Victorian Botanical Illustration

Beech Tree or Fagus, Victorian Botanical Illustration
Very Rare, Beautifully Illustrated Antique Engraved Victorian Botanical Illustration of Beech Tree or Fagus: Plate 43, from The Book of Practical Botany in Word and Image

Background imageHand Colored Collection: View at St. Rollox Looking South East; Opening of the Glasgow and Garnkirk Railway

View at St. Rollox Looking South East; Opening of the Glasgow and Garnkirk Railway
1198425 View at St. Rollox Looking South East; Opening of the Glasgow and Garnkirk Railway, 1832 (hand-coloured lithograph) by Hill

Background imageHand Colored Collection: Boltons Dragon-fly (Libellula boltonii), 1807 (hand coloured engraving)

Boltons Dragon-fly (Libellula boltonii), 1807 (hand coloured engraving)
986301 Boltons Dragon-fly (Libellula boltonii), 1807 (hand coloured engraving) by Donovan, Edward (1768-1837); Private Collection; (add.info.: Boltons Dragon-fly (Libellula boltonii). Plate 430, Vol

Background imageHand Colored Collection: The Lamb, 1789 (hand-coloured relief-etching, watercolour)

The Lamb, 1789 (hand-coloured relief-etching, watercolour)
985824 The Lamb, 1789 (hand-coloured relief-etching, watercolour) by Blake, William (1757-1827); 19.8x12.8 cm; Private Collection; (add.info.: The Lamb. Plate 7 from Songs of Innocence)

Background imageHand Colored Collection: Human muscles anatomy engraving 1878

Human muscles anatomy engraving 1878
Encyclopedia Britannica 9th Edition Vol I New York, Samuel Hall 1878

Background imageHand Colored Collection: Blue Jay, 1831 (coloured engraving)

Blue Jay, 1831 (coloured engraving)
XOS2644324 Blue Jay, 1831 (coloured engraving) by Audubon, John James (1785-1851) (after); National Gallery of Art, Washington DC, USA; (add.info.: Cyanocitta cristata)

Background imageHand Colored Collection: Pink Azalea Plant, Victorian Botanical Illustration

Pink Azalea Plant, Victorian Botanical Illustration
Very Rare, Beautifully Illustrated Antique Engraved Victorian Botanical Illustration of Pink Azalea Plant: Plate 52, from The Book of Practical Botany in Word and Image

Background imageHand Colored Collection: Orange Fruit, Citrus Aurantium, Fructus, 1828 (hand-coloured lithograph)

Orange Fruit, Citrus Aurantium, Fructus, 1828 (hand-coloured lithograph)
986327 Orange Fruit, Citrus Aurantium, Fructus, 1828 (hand-coloured lithograph) by Strenzl, Ignaz (fl.1828) (after); 45.8x31 cm; Private Collection; (add.info.: Orange Fruit; Citrus Aurantium)

Background imageHand Colored Collection: Le Sanguin, 1780 (hand-coloured engraving, highlited in gold and silver)

Le Sanguin, 1780 (hand-coloured engraving, highlited in gold and silver)
985787 Le Sanguin, 1780 (hand-coloured engraving, highlited in gold and silver) by Martinet, Francois Nicolas (1731-1800); Private Collection; (add.info.: Le Sanguin)

Background imageHand Colored Collection: Iris Germanica, 1847 (hand-coloured engraving)

Iris Germanica, 1847 (hand-coloured engraving)
985712 Iris Germanica, 1847 (hand-coloured engraving) by Bauer, Ferdinand (1760-1826) (after); 47.4x33.3 cm; Private Collection; (add.info.: Iris Germanica. From Flora Graeca)

Background imageHand Colored Collection: Leo Belgicus, showing the Low Countries in the shape of a lion

Leo Belgicus, showing the Low Countries in the shape of a lion
985836 Leo Belgicus, showing the Low Countries in the shape of a lion, 1586 (hand-coloured engraving) by Austrian School, (16th century); 36.8x44.4 cm; Private Collection; (add.info.: Leo Belgicus)

Background imageHand Colored Collection: A Map of Westmorland and Cumberland, 1576 (hand-coloured engraving)

A Map of Westmorland and Cumberland, 1576 (hand-coloured engraving)
985982 A Map of Westmorland and Cumberland, 1576 (hand-coloured engraving) by Saxton, Christopher (c.1542-c.1610); 38x48.5 cm; Private Collection; (add.info)



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"Hand Colored: Exploring the Victorian Era through Botanical Illustrations" Step into the enchanting world of hand-colored botanical illustrations from the Victorian era, where nature's wonders come to life in vibrant hues. Marvel at the intricate details of an Oak Tree (Quercus) as it proudly stands tall, its majestic branches reaching towards the sky. Transport yourself back in time with a captivating Poisonous Mushroom illustration, meticulously rendered with delicate strokes that reveal its mysterious allure. Delve into the realm of Herbs and Spice, where fragrant plants are brought to life on paper. Each leaf and petal carefully colored by skilled hands, capturing their essence for generations to admire. Discover the ethereal beauty of Campanula or Bellflower Plant, its bell-shaped blooms seemingly dancing in harmony with nature's symphony. Gaze upon an Aster or Star Plant illustration that exudes celestial elegance; each blossom resembling a miniature starburst against a backdrop of lush green foliage. Beware as you explore Poisonous and Toxic Plants depicted in these meticulous drawings - their allure lies hidden within their deadly secrets. Uncover the hidden intricacies of Plant Anatomy through detailed engravings that dissect nature's design. From roots to petals, every part is meticulously illustrated and colored with precision. Immerse yourself in Lily of the Valley 19th-century illustrations; delicate white flowers cascading like tiny bells amidst verdant leaves - a timeless symbol of purity and grace. Journey further into Medicinal and Herbal Plants' depictions; discover remedies from times gone by captured forever on paper. Witness White Bryony poison plant engraving from 1857; its tendrils winding sinuously around other flora - a haunting reminder of nature's duality between beauty and danger. Finally, lose yourself amidst Red Exotic Flowers' vivid colors showcased in stunning Victorian botanical illustrations – each bloom radiating passion and exoticism. Travel back through time as you explore the Canada Thistle botanical engraving from 1843.