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1880s Collection

Background image1880s Collection: Zingiber officinale, 1887

Zingiber officinale, 1887
Zingiber officinale, commonly known as ginger, from Köhler's Medizinal Pflanzen by Franz Eugen Köhler, 1887, volume 2, plate 202

Background image1880s Collection: Dracula chimaera (Vampire orchid), 1882-1897

Dracula chimaera (Vampire orchid), 1882-1897
Illustration of Dracula chimaera by John Nugent Fitch from The Orchid Album, Comprising Coloured Figures and Descriptions of New, Rare, and Beautiful Orchidaceous Plants, 1882- 1897; t. 203

Background image1880s Collection: Allium giganteum, 1885

Allium giganteum, 1885
Hand-coloured lithograph on paper by Matilda Smith, 1885. Artwork from Curtiss Botanical Magazine, volume 111, plate 6828

Background image1880s Collection: Capsicum annuum, 1887

Capsicum annuum, 1887
Illustration of Capsicum annuum, commonly known as peppers, from Köhler's Medizinal-Pflanzen, 1887, volume 2, plate 35

Background image1880s Collection: Coriandrum sativum, 1887

Coriandrum sativum, 1887
Illustration of Coriandrum sativum, commonly known as coriander, from Köhler's Medizinal-Pflanzen by Franz Eugen Köhler, 1887, volume 1, plate 45

Background image1880s Collection: Curcuma longa, 1887

Curcuma longa, 1887
Illustration of Curcuma longa, commonly known as turmeric, from Köhler's Medizinal-Pflanzen by Franz Eugen Köhler, 1887, volume 2, plate 178

Background image1880s Collection: Fritillaria meleagris, 1880-1888

Fritillaria meleagris, 1880-1888
Illustration of Fritillaria meleagris, commonly known as snake s-head fritillary. Hand-coloured lithograph on paper, 1880-1888. Artwork from Flora von Deutschland (revised by Dr)

Background image1880s Collection: Muscari szovitsianum, 1886

Muscari szovitsianum, 1886
Current accepted plant name is Muscari armeniacum, commonly known as grape hyacinth. Hand-coloured lithograph on paper by Matilda Smith, 1886

Background image1880s Collection: Zygopetalum mackayi, 1882-1897

Zygopetalum mackayi, 1882-1897
Illustration of Zygopetalum mackayi from The Orchid Album, Comprising Coloured Figures and Descriptions of New, Rare, and Beautiful Orchidaceous Plants by Robert Warner and Benjamin Samuel Williams

Background image1880s Collection: Rhynchostylis retusa (Foxtail orchid), 1885-1906

Rhynchostylis retusa (Foxtail orchid), 1885-1906
Illustration of Rhynchostylis retusa by Pieter de Pannemaeker. Artwork from Lindenia: Iconographie des Orchid├®es, 1885-1906; volume 15, plate 691

Background image1880s Collection: Psychopsis kramerianum (Butterfly orchid), 1845-1883

Psychopsis kramerianum (Butterfly orchid), 1845-1883
Illustration of Psychopsis kramerianum (Butterfly orchid), 1845-1883. Artwork from Flore des Serres et des Jardin de l Europe by Louis Van Houtte, volume 19; p. 40-41

Background image1880s Collection: Phalaenopsis schilleriana, 1864

Phalaenopsis schilleriana, 1864
Watercolour illustration of Phalaenopsis schilleriana by John Day, 9 March 1864. Artwork from John Days Scrapbook, volume 7, page 58

Background image1880s Collection: Ophrys apifera (Bee orchid), 1886

Ophrys apifera (Bee orchid), 1886
Illustration of Ophrys apifera from Flora von Deutschland : Österreich und der Schweiz in Wort und Bild für Schule und Haus, 1886. Artwork from volume 1, plate 148

Background image1880s Collection: Cymbidium lowianum, 1882-1897

Cymbidium lowianum, 1882-1897
Illustration of Cymbidium lowianum from The Orchid Album, Comprising Coloured Figures and Descriptions of New, Rare, and Beautiful Orchidaceous Plants by Robert Warner, 1882-1897; t. 471

Background image1880s Collection: Beef, Iron and Wine, 1890

Beef, Iron and Wine, 1890
An example of a tonic wine. From Weeks & Potter Wholesale Druggist Catalogue, 1890

Background image1880s Collection: The Cinchona Region of South America, 1862

The Cinchona Region of South America, 1862
The shaded area indicates the native distribution of cinchona trees in the Andes. From Peruvian Bark: A Popular Account of the Introduction of Chinchona Cultivation into British India, 1860-1880

Background image1880s Collection: Crocosmia x crocosmiiflora, 1882

Crocosmia x crocosmiiflora, 1882
Illustration of Crocosmia x crocosmiiflora, commonly known as montbretia. Hand-coloured lithograph on paper by Edouard Godard, 1882

Background image1880s Collection: Amaryllis Divers, 1845 - 1883

Amaryllis Divers, 1845 - 1883
Current accepted plant name is Hippeastrum sp. commonly known as amaryllis. Hand-finished lithograph from Flore des Serres et des Jardins de l Europe by Louis Van Houtte, 1845-1883, volume 16

Background image1880s Collection: Sobralia macrantha, 1845-1883

Sobralia macrantha, 1845-1883
Illustration of Sobralia macrantha, 1845-1883. Artwork from Flore des Serres et des Jardin de l Europe by Louis Van Houtte, volume 7; t. 669, p. 69

Background image1880s Collection: Rhynchostylis gigantea, 1888

Rhynchostylis gigantea, 1888
Illustration of Rhynchostylis gigantea by A.H. Loch, 1888. Artwork from Reichenbachia: Orchids Illustrated and Described by Frederick Sander and William Dallimore, volume 1, plate 22

Background image1880s Collection: Paphiopedilum niveum (Asian slipper orchid), 1883

Paphiopedilum niveum (Asian slipper orchid), 1883
Watercolour illustration of Paphiopedilum niveum by John Day, 26 April 1883. Artwork from John Days Scrapbook, volume 35, page 5

Background image1880s Collection: Oncidium alexandra (Princess Alexandras oncidium), 1882-1897

Oncidium alexandra (Princess Alexandras oncidium), 1882-1897
Lithograph on paper by John Nugent Fitch from The Orchid Album, Comprising Coloured Figures and Descriptions of New, Rare, and Beautiful Orchidaceous Plants

Background image1880s Collection: Masdevallia hybrids, 1882

Masdevallia hybrids, 1882
Lithograph by P Stroobant, 1882. Artwork from La Belgique horticole: annales de botanique et d horticulture, volume 32, plate 3

Background image1880s Collection: Laelia anceps, 1882-1897

Laelia anceps, 1882-1897
Illustration of Laelia anceps by John Nugent Fitch from The Orchid Album, Comprising Coloured Figures and Descriptions of New, Rare, and Beautiful Orchidaceous Plants, 1882-1897; t. 44

Background image1880s Collection: Disa uniflora (Pride of Table Mountain), 1885-1906

Disa uniflora (Pride of Table Mountain), 1885-1906
Illustration of Disa uniflora by A Gossens pinx. from Lindenia: Iconographie des Orchid├®es, 1885-1906; vol 2, t. 308

Background image1880s Collection: Cattleya trianae, 1882

Cattleya trianae, 1882
Lithograph on paper from The Orchid Album, Comprising Coloured Figures and Descriptions of New, Rare, and Beautiful Orchidaceous Plants, conducted by Robert Warner and Benjamin Samuel Williams, 1882

Background image1880s Collection: Ficus carica, 1885

Ficus carica, 1885
Illustration of Ficus carica, commonly known as fig from Flora von Deutschland by Otto Wilhelm Thome, volume 2, plate 181, 1885

Background image1880s Collection: A cinchona forest in Latin America, 1880

A cinchona forest in Latin America, 1880
A cinchona forest in Latin America, from Illustrated Travels: A Record of Discovery, Geography, and Adventure, edited by H.W. Bates, 1880

Background image1880s Collection: Moraea tricuspidata, 1804

Moraea tricuspidata, 1804
Illustration of Moraea tricuspidata, commonly known as moraea or Cape tulip. Hand-coloured lithograph on paper by Sydenham Edwards, 1804

Background image1880s Collection: Ornithogalum candicans, 1845-1883

Ornithogalum candicans, 1845-1883
Illustration of Ornithogalum candicans, commonly known as star of Bethlehem or spire lily, 1845-1883. Artwork from Flore des Serres et des Jardin de l Europe by Louis Van Houtte, volume 21; p. 46-47

Background image1880s Collection: Convallaria majalis, 1887

Convallaria majalis, 1887
Coloured plate of Convallaria majalis, commonly known as lily of the valley, May bells or May lily, 1887. Artwork from Kohler's Medizinal-Pflanzen in naturgetreuen Abbildungen mit kurz

Background image1880s Collection: Brodiaea ixioides, 1823

Brodiaea ixioides, 1823
Current accepted plant name is Leucocoryne ixioides, commonly known as glory of the sun. Hand-coloured lithograph on paper by John Curtis, 1823

Background image1880s Collection: Erythronium hendersonii, 1888

Erythronium hendersonii, 1888
Hand-coloured lithograph on paper by Walter Hood Fitch, 1888. Artwork from Curtiss Botanical Magazine, volume 114, plate 7017

Background image1880s Collection: Eucomis bicolor, 1885

Eucomis bicolor, 1885
Hand-coloured lithograph on paper by Matilda Smith, 1885. Artwork from Curtiss Botanical Magazine, volume 111, plate 6816

Background image1880s Collection: Habenaria medusa, 1885-1906

Habenaria medusa, 1885-1906
Illustration of Habenaria medusa by C. De Bruyne from Lindenia: Iconographie des Orchid├®es, 1885-1906; vol 17, t. 783

Background image1880s Collection: Cuitlauzina pendula, 1878

Cuitlauzina pendula, 1878
Illustration of Cuitlauzina pendula by Walter Hood Fitch. Artwork from Select Orchidaceous Plants by Robert Warner, 1878; t. 28

Background image1880s Collection: Cuitlauzina pendula, 1845-1883

Cuitlauzina pendula, 1845-1883
Illustration of Cuitlauzina pendula from Flore des Serres et Des Jardin de l Europe by Louis Van Houtte, 1845-1883; vol. 6: p. 307

Background image1880s Collection: Colchicum autumnale, 1887

Colchicum autumnale, 1887
Coloured plate of Colchicum autumnale, commonly known as meadow saffron, naked ladies or autumn crocus, 1887. Artwork from K├Âhlers Medizinal-Pflanzen in naturgetreuen Abbildungen mit kurz

Background image1880s Collection: Miltonia spectabilis (Pansy orchid), 1882-1897

Miltonia spectabilis (Pansy orchid), 1882-1897
Lithograph on paper from The Orchid Album, Comprising Coloured Figures and Descriptions of New, Rare, and Beautiful Orchidaceous Plants, conducted by Robert Warner and Benjamin Samuel Williams

Background image1880s Collection: Preparing cinnamon quills for drying, Sri lanka, 1880 s

Preparing cinnamon quills for drying, Sri lanka, 1880 s
Preparing cinnamon quills for drying, Sri Lanka, 1880 s. Once the inner bark has been cleaned, the quills are placed one inside another to form quills 1metre long, which are then dried on racks

Background image1880s Collection: Preparing cinnamon, Sri Lanka, 1880 s

Preparing cinnamon, Sri Lanka, 1880 s. The cinnamon is contained in the inner bark of the tree. Once the shoots have been harvested the outer bark is peeled off by rubbing with a brass rod or blunt



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