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Natural History Art, Botanical, Ferns, Flora Javae, Java, Antique Prints, mid 19th Century


Karel Lodewijk Blume (1789-1862) &
Johann Baptist Fischer (editors)
Blume, Bick, Sixtus, et al. (after)
Engles, Adolphe, Vivien, et al. (engravers and lithographers)
Polypodium petrophyum. Tab. LXXI.
Polypodium commutatum. Tab. LXXIII.
Polypodium nigrescens. Tab. LXX.
Polypodium gaudichaudii. Tab. LXVII.
Polypodium longissimum. Tab. LXVIII.
Polypodium heterocarpum. Tab. LXXV.
Polypodium affine. Tab. LXIX.
Acrostichum callaefolium. Tab. IV.

from Flora Javae, nec non insularum adjecentium [Flora of Java]
H. Remy for J. Frank, Brussels 1828–30; 1847-51
Hand colored lithographs and engravings, heightened with
gum Arabic
15 x 9 inches image, approximate
17.5 x 10.75 inches, overall
$450 each

Natural history studies of Javan ferns, pictured flattened and artistically arranged on the page.

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Karel Lodewijk (sometimes written Carl Ludwig) Blume was a Dutch botanist, author and director of the Rijks Herbarium in Leiden . He traveled in Java and issued his major work on the plants of the Indonesian island in forty-two parts (irregularly issued) between 1828 and 1851.


Bastin & Bromer 198; BM(NH) I, p178; Cleveland 940; Nissen BBI 174; Pritzel 845; Stafleu 563; Great Flower Books p.50; Stafleu & Cowan 104.