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Botanical, Art, Orchids, Jean-Jules Linden, Antique Prints, Belgium, late 19th Century


A. Goosens, J. de Bosschere, G. Putzys et al. (after)
Jean-Jules Linden (1817-1898) et al (editors)
Cymbidium Pendulum
Odontoglossum Krameri
Cymbidium Eburneo
from Lindenia: Iconographie des Orchidées [Iconography of the Orchids]
F. Meyer-van Loo, Eug. vander Haeghen, Ghent, Belgium: 1885-1903
J.L. Goffart, P. de Pannemaeker et al. (printers)
10.5 x 13.75 inches
$300 each

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Prints from Iconographie des Orchidées, also known as “Lindenia” after its creator, Jean-Jules Linden. Originally issued as a periodical which was completed at 17 volumes in 1903 with 813 plates, it remains one of the greatest and most comprehensive sets of prints of orchid species from the Victorian era, with color plates of the highest quality, illustrated and lithographed by some of the best botanical artists of the period.

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During the late Victorian era, when orchidomania spread throughout Europe, Jean-Jules Linden and his son Lucien (1853-1940) were renowned commerical orchid growers in Belgium, then a center of orchid cultivation. Linden spent his twenties travelling throughout South and Central America in search of new species. Upon his return to Belgium he established his plant nursery where he and his son are credited with having collected specimens of over a thousand orchid species as well as breeding new hybrids. Each orchid in Iconographie des Orchidées is represented by a full-color chromolithograph followed by two or more pages of text by Linden, his son, or one of a number of contributors. The plates were printed by some of the best botanical lithographers of the period including Severeyns and de Pannemaeker, from illustrations by Alfred Goosens and other top botanical artists. The periodical was eventually completed in 17 volumes in 1903 with 813 plates.

Condition: Generally very good, the colors bright, with only minor toning, soiling, soft creases, occasional marginal foxing.


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19th Century