Antiques – The Beauty of Botanicals

Antiques – The Beauty of Botanicals

The world of antique botanical prints spans many centuries, various techniques of printing and an endless variety of herbs, flowers and fruit. European botanical prints were typically created as a larger work and bound in books or set into portfolios. The purpose of early botanical prints were varied, from “Herbals” which were educational manuals that shared the useful properties of plants to “Florilegia” which were educational picture books of ornamental and exotic plants, many discovered and documented on voyages to the New...