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An exact plan of the Royal Palace Gardens and Park at Richmond, 1754 Featured Image

An exact plan of the Royal Palace Gardens and Park at Richmond, 1754

Engraving representing 'An exact plan of of the Royal Palace Gardens and Park at Richmond with Sion House on the opposite side o the River Thames. Survy'd and published by John Rocque Chorographer to His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales', 1754. Shows Hermitage, Merlin's Cave and Dairy House. Colour, scale 1500ft for 1/2 mile.

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Prosthechea cochleata (aka Cockleshell orchid, black orchid, clamshell orchid, octopus orchid), 1797 Featured Image

Prosthechea cochleata (aka Cockleshell orchid, black orchid, clamshell orchid, octopus orchid), 1797

Illustration of Prosthechea cochleata by Henry Charles Andrews, 1797. Artwork from Botanist's Repository for New and Rare Plants: Containing Coloured Figures of Such Plants, as Have Not Hitherto Appeared in Any Similar Publication; With All Their Essential Characters, Botanically Arranged, After the Sexual System of the Celebrated Linnæus; in English and Latin by Henry Charles Andrews, volume 1, plate 13.

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Moth orchid (Phalaenopsis), 1847 Featured Image

Moth orchid (Phalaenopsis), 1847

Hand-coloured lithograph on paper by Walter Hood Fitch, 1847. Artwork from Curtis's Botanical Magazine, volume 73, plate 4297. Curtis's Botanical Magazine is the longest running botanical periodical featuring colour illustrations of plants and has been published continuously since 1787

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