Natural History: Botanical and Naturalist Subjects

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Images from naturalist and botanical texts, in addition to being beautiful, have been key sources of information for doctors and scientists for centuries. The 16th century wood engraver Andres Lagunas depicted important flowers and plants with medicinal properties for the medical text Dioscordides anazarbeo Acerca de la Materia Medicinal, which was published by Mathias Gast in 1555. This five volume work was originally written by a Greek physician in the Roman army between 50 and 70 CE, making it one of the oldest continuously used natural history texts. 

William Curtis, an American Botanist, recognized an interest in the natural world in his fellow Americans and published the first edition of The Botanical Magazine in 1787. Running for over two centuries, this publication offered hand-colored engravings and an educated yet accessible text that familiarized it's readers with both exotic and common plants. Other selected hand colored engravings in this show of botanicals and naturalist subjects reflect on the interest sparked by Darwin and Linnaeus to determine the origin of species.

Naturalist Prints - BOTANICAL : Pois (Peas) at Davidson Galleries

Pois (Peas)

Series: Les Plantes Potagères
Medium: Chromolithograph
Year: 1925
Publisher: Vilmorin- Andrieux
Size: 9 1/2 x 6 1/4 inches
Stock Number: 11634
Price: $100.00

Naturalist Prints - BOTANICAL : Bettergrave (Beet) at Davidson Galleries

Bettergrave (Beet)

Series: Les Plantes Potagères
Medium: Chromolithograph
Year: 1925
Publisher: Vilmorin-Andrieux et cie
Size: 9 1/2 x 6 1/4 inches
Stock Number: 23654
Price: $100.00

Naturalist Prints - BOTANICAL : Chou (Cabbage) - Four Types at Davidson Galleries

Chou (Cabbage) - Four Types

Series: Les Plantes Potagères
Medium: Chromolithograph
Year: 1925
Publisher: Vilmorin-Andrieux Et Cie
Size: 9 3/8 x 5 7/8 inches
Stock Number: 23655
Price: $100.00

Naturalist Prints - BOTANICAL : Chou (Cabbage) at Davidson Galleries

Chou (Cabbage)

Series: Les Plantes Potagères
Medium: Chromolithograph
Year: 1925
Publisher: Vilmorin-Andrieux et cie
Size: 9 1/2 x 6 1/4 inches
Stock Number: 23657
Price: $100.00

Naturalist Prints - BOTANICAL : Mache (Lettuce) at Davidson Galleries

Mache (Lettuce)

Series: Les Plantes Potagères
Medium: Chromolithograph
Year: 1925
Publisher: Vilmorin-Andrieux et cie
Size: 6 1/4 x 9 1/2 inches
Stock Number: 23659
Price: $100.00

Naturalist Prints - FISH : Halibut at Davidson Galleries

Halibut

Series: New York Fish and Wildlife
Medium: Lithograph by Denton
Year: 1910
Size: 7 3/4 x 11 inches (sheet)
Stock Number: 11841
Price: $100.00

Naturalist Prints - INSECTS : Plate XXI - New Species of African Phytophagous Coleptera at Davidson Galleries

Plate XXI - New Species of African Phytophagous Coleptera

Series: Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London Vol.1899
Medium: Color lithograph
Year: 1899
Publisher: Zoological Society of London
Size: 8 1/4 x 5 1/2 inches
Stock Number: 28833
Price: $100.00

Naturalist Prints - INSECTS : Plate XXI - New Species of African Phytophagous Coleoptera (Beetles) at Davidson Galleries

Plate XXI - New Species of African Phytophagous Coleoptera (Beetles)

Series: Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London Vol.1899
Medium: Lithograph with hand - coloring
Year: 1899
Publisher: Zoological Society of London
Size: 8 3/4 x 5 1/2 inches
Stock Number: 23840
Price: $85.00

Naturalist Prints - BOTANICAL : Knorpelkirsche von Jaboulaÿ at Davidson Galleries

Knorpelkirsche von Jaboulaÿ

Series: Plate 29 for Obstbau
Medium: Color lithographed.Lithographed by Eckstein, Stuttgart
Year: 1895
Size: 9 1/4 x 6 inches
Stock Number: 23685
Price: $125.00

Imao Keinen : Cherokee Rose, Rustic Bunting at Davidson Galleries

Imao Keinen (1845 - 1924)

Cherokee Rose, Rustic Bunting

Medium: Color woodblock
Year: 1891
Size: Oban (12-1/2 x 8-3/4 inches)
Condition: Small losses within image.
Stock Number: 30101
SOLD

Imao Keinen : Day Lily, Starling at Davidson Galleries

Imao Keinen (1845 - 1924)

Day Lily, Starling

Medium: Color woodblock
Year: 1891
Size: Oban (12-1/2 x 8-3/4 inches)
Condition: Small losses within image.
Stock Number: 30125
SOLD

Imao Keinen : Taiwan Cherry, Mugimaki Flycatcher at Davidson Galleries

Imao Keinen (1845 - 1924)

Taiwan Cherry, Mugimaki Flycatcher

Medium: Color woodblock
Year: 1891
Size: Oban (12-1/2 x 8-3/4 inches)
Stock Number: 30198
Price: $175.00

Naturalist Prints - BOTANICAL : Peaches at Davidson Galleries

Peaches

Series: The Fruit Grower's Guide
Medium: Chromolithograph
Year: 1891
Publisher: J. S. Virtue & Co.Ltd
Size: 10 1/2 x 7 3/4 inches
Stock Number: 23665
Price: $120.00

John Gerard Keulemans : Cursorius Bitorquaus (Jerdon

John Gerard Keulemans Dutch (1842 - 1912)

Cursorius Bitorquaus (Jerdon's Courser)

Series: Geographical Distribution of the Charadriidae, by H. Seebohm
Medium: Lithograph with hand - coloring
Year: 1888
Printer: M. & N. Hanhart
Publisher: London
Size: 12 x 9 1/2 inches (sheet)
Stock Number: 13660
Price: $150.00

Naturalist Prints - ANIMALS : Spingurus Spinosus at Davidson Galleries

Spingurus Spinosus

Series: Proceedings of Zoological Society
Medium: Lithograph with hand - coloring
Year: 1884
Printer: M. & N. Hanhart
Size: 8 1/4 x 5 1/4 inches
Stock Number: 6033
Price: $85.00

Naturalist Prints - BIRDS : Erythropygia Ruficanda: Erythropygia Ruficauda zambesiana at Davidson Galleries

Erythropygia Ruficanda: Erythropygia Ruficauda zambesiana

Series: Plate XLV for Proceedings of Zoological Society
Medium: Lithograph with hand - coloring. Drawn on the stone by J.C. Keulmans
Year: 1882
Printer: Hanhart
Size: 9 7/8 x 5 3/4 inches
Stock Number: 10230
Price: $150.00

John Gould : Cacatua Triton, Temm (Triton Cockatoo) at Davidson Galleries

John Gould English (1804-1881)

Cacatua Triton, Temm (Triton Cockatoo)

Series: The Birds of New Guinea and the Adjacent Papuan Island.
Medium: Hand colored lithograph
Year: 1875-1888
Printer: Mintern Brothers, lithography by William Hart
Size: 19 x 13 inches
Condition: Lightly toned, some spots of foxing.
Stock Number: 25166c
Price: $2000.00

Naturalist Prints - BOTANICAL : Whorled Coreopsis at Davidson Galleries

Whorled Coreopsis

Series: The Botanical Magazine
Medium: Hand-colored engraving
Year: 1871
Publisher: William Curtis
Size: 8 x 4 3/4 inches
Stock Number: 23739
Price: $150.00

Naturalist Prints - ANIMALS : Skunk (Mellivora lenconota) at Davidson Galleries

Skunk (Mellivora lenconota)

Series: Proceedings of Zoological Society
Medium: Lithograph with hand - coloring
Year: 1867
Printer: M. & N. Hanhart
Size: 5 x 6 3/8 inches
Stock Number: 10268
Price: $90.00

The Quadrupeds of North America - Octavo Editions : Black Footed Ferret at Davidson Galleries

John James Audubon American (1785 - 1851)

Black Footed Ferret

Series: Quadrupeds of North America
Medium: Lithograph with hand - coloring
Year: 1856
Printer: W.E. Hitchcock and J.T. Bowen
Publisher: J. T. Brown, Philadelphia
Size: Octavo, Sheet: 6 3/4 x 10 1/8 inches
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The Quadrupeds of North America - Octavo Editions : Yellow Bellied Marmot at Davidson Galleries

John James Audubon American (1785 - 1851)

Yellow Bellied Marmot

Series: Quadrupeds of North America
Medium: Lithograph with hand - coloring
Year: 1856
Printer: W.E. Hitchcock and J.T. Bowen
Publisher: J. T. Brown, Philadelphia
Size: Octavo, Sheet: 6 3/4 x 10 1/8 inches
Stock Number: 21379
Price: $200.00

Naturalist Prints - BOTANICAL : Gooseberries at Davidson Galleries

Drawn by: F J Swinton

Gooseberries

Medium: Hand-color Lithograph
Year: 1851
Publisher: C Van Benthuysen, Albany
Size: 11 1/4 x 8 1/8 inches
Stock Number: 23690
Price: $125.00

Naturalist Prints - BIRDS : Plate VIII: Parus Montanus, Parus Inornatur, and Chamaea Fascinata at Davidson Galleries

Plate VIII: Parus Montanus, Parus Inornatur, and Chamaea Fascinata

Series: Journ 1 A.N.S. Vol.1. N.S
Year: 1840
Publisher: R.P. Smith, Philadelphia
Size: 11-3/4 x 8 inches (sheet)
Stock Number: 23768
Price: $175.00

Naturalist Prints - BOTANICAL : Chilodia Scutellarioides at Davidson Galleries

Chilodia Scutellarioides

Series: The Botanical Magazine
Medium: Hand - colored engraving
Year: 1835
Publisher: William Curtis
Size: 8 x 4 3/4 inches
Stock Number: 23753
Price: $135.00

Naturalist Prints - BOTANICAL : Ipomea Horsfalliae at Davidson Galleries

Ipomea Horsfalliae

Series: The Botanical Magazine
Medium: Hand - colored engraving
Year: 1834
Publisher: William Curtis
Size: 8 x 4 3/4 inches
Stock Number: 23746
Price: $135.00

Naturalist Prints - FISH : Fish at Davidson Galleries

Fish

Medium: Hand - colored engraving
Year: 1834
Publisher: Whittaker & Co, London
Size: 9 3/8 x 5 1/4 inches
Stock Number: 11772
Price: $100.00

Naturalist Prints - ANIMALS : Opposum (Phalangista Archeri) at Davidson Galleries

Opposum (Phalangista Archeri)

Series: Proceedings of Zoological Society
Medium: Hand colored Lithograph. Lithography by: Joseph Smit
Year: 1834
Printer: M. & N. Hanhart
Size: 6 1/4 x 4 3/4 inches
Stock Number: 6002
Price: $100.00

Naturalist Prints - BOTANICAL : Papaw Tree at Davidson Galleries

Papaw Tree

Series: The Botanical Magazine
Medium: Hand - colored engraving
Year: 1829
Publisher: Samuel Curtis, Walworth
Size: 7 5/8 x 4 5/8 inches
Description: Drawing by Sir William Jackson Hooker. Engraving by Swan
Stock Number: 13612c
Price: $125.00

Naturalist Prints - BOTANICAL : General Cole

General Cole's Bignonia

Series: The Botanical Magazine
Medium: Engraving with hand coloring
Year: 1828
Publisher: Samuel Curtis, Walworth
Size: 9 x 5 1/2 inches
Stock Number: 594c
Price: $125.00

Naturalist Prints - BOTANICAL : Begonia Papsilesa at Davidson Galleries

Begonia Papsilesa

Series: The Botanical Magazine
Medium: Hand colored engraving
Year: 1828
Publisher: Samuel Curtis, Walworth
Size: 7 7/8 x 4 5/8 inches
Stock Number: 13619c
Price: $125.00

Naturalist Prints - BOTANICAL : Sweet Cone Strawberry at Davidson Galleries

Sweet Cone Strawberry

Medium: Hand-colored engraving. Drawn by Wither
Year: 1827
Publisher: Ridgway, London
Size: 8 1/8 x 5 inches (sheet)
Stock Number: 23682
Price: $125.00

Naturalist Prints - BOTANICAL : Lovage-Leaved Bubon at Davidson Galleries

Lovage-Leaved Bubon

Series: The Botanical Magazine
Medium: Hand-colored engraving
Year: 1824
Publisher: William Curtis
Size: 9 1/2 x 8 inches
Stock Number: 23731
Price: $175.00

Naturalist Prints - BOTANICAL : Saint-Foin Vetch at Davidson Galleries

Saint-Foin Vetch

Medium: Hand-colored engraving
Year: 1822
Publisher: Samuel Curtis, Walworth
Size: 9 x 5 3/8 inches
Stock Number: 23726
Price: $175.00

Naturalist Prints - BOTANICAL : Carolina Dotted-Leaved Rhododendron at Davidson Galleries

Carolina Dotted-Leaved Rhododendron

Series: The Botanical Magazine
Medium: Hand-colored engraving
Year: 1821
Publisher: T. Curtis
Size: 9 x 5 inches
Stock Number: 23738
Price: $150.00

Naturalist Prints - BOTANICAL : Erythrina Crista Galli at Davidson Galleries

Erythrina Crista Galli

Series: The Botanical Magazine
Medium: Hand-colored engraving
Year: 1820
Publisher: William Curtis
Size: 9 1/2 x 8 inches
Stock Number: 23733
Price: $175.00

Naturalist Prints - BOTANICAL : Perennial Lettuce at Davidson Galleries

Perennial Lettuce

Series: The Botanical Magazine
Medium: Hand - colored engraving
Year: 1820
Publisher: William Curtis
Size: 8 x 4 3/4 inches
Stock Number: 23737
Price: $150.00

Naturalist Prints - BIRDS : Fringilla Papa and Boninfima at Davidson Galleries

Fringilla Papa and Boninfima

Medium: Hand - colored etching
Year: 1820
Size: 10-1/2 x 7-3/4 inches (Sheet)
Stock Number: 13655
Price: $120.00

Naturalist Prints - FISH : Mullus Bandi (Mullets) at Davidson Galleries

Mullus Bandi (Mullets)

Medium: Engraving with hand - coloring
Year: 1812
Publisher: Sherwood & Co., London
Size: 9 1/2 x 5 1/2 inches (sheet)
Stock Number: 23814
Price: $120.00

Naturalist Prints - BOTANICAL : Leaves of Plants 1 of 3 (set of three) at Davidson Galleries

Leaves of Plants 1 of 3 (set of three)

Medium: Hand - colored engraving
Year: 1809
Publisher: G. Kearsley, London
Size: 9-1/2 x 5-1/2 inches
Description: Sold individually or as a set of three ($175 for all three)
Stock Number: 13694
Price: $75.00

Naturalist Prints - BOTANICAL : Leaves of Plants 2 of 3 (set of three) at Davidson Galleries

Leaves of Plants 2 of 3 (set of three)

Medium: Hand - colored engraving
Year: 1809
Publisher: G. Kearsley, London
Size: 9 1/2 x 5 1/2 inches (sheet)
Description: Sold individually or as a set of three ($175 for all three)
Stock Number: 13694
Price: $75.00

Naturalist Prints - BOTANICAL : Leaves of Plants 3 of 3 (set of three) at Davidson Galleries

Leaves of Plants 3 of 3 (set of three)

Medium: Hand - colored engraving
Year: 1809
Publisher: G. Kearsley, London
Size: 9 1/2 x 5 1/2 inches (sheet)
Description: Sold individually or as a set of three ($175 for all three)
Stock Number: 13694
Price: $75.00

Naturalist Prints - BIRDS : Wood Truth, Robin, White...nuthatch at Davidson Galleries

Wood Truth, Robin, White...nuthatch

Series: Plate II for American Ornithology
Medium: Hand colored engraving
Year: 1808 - 1818 (Date of impression)
Size: 14 7/8 x 11 1/2 inches
Description: Drawing by A. Wilson (1766-1813). Engraving by A. Lawson (1773-1846).
Stock Number: 9022
Price: $250.00

Naturalist Prints - BOTANICAL : Virginian Rhexia at Davidson Galleries

Virginian Rhexia

Series: The Botanical Magazine
Medium: Hand - colored engraving
Year: 1806
Publisher: William Curtis
Size: 8 x 4 5/8 inches
Stock Number: 23744
Price: $150.00

Naturalist Prints - BOTANICAL : Scarlet Pompone Lily at Davidson Galleries

Scarlet Pompone Lily

Series: The Botanical Magazine
Medium: Hand - colored engraving
Year: 1806
Publisher: William Curtis
Size: 8 x 4 3/4 inches
Stock Number: 23745
Price: $150.00

Naturalist Prints - BOTANICAL : Botanical, Plate 1143 at Davidson Galleries

Botanical, Plate 1143

Medium: Hand - colored engraving
Year: 1806
Publisher: Sowerby, London
Size: 9 1/4 x 4 3/4 inches (sheet)
Stock Number: 10190
Price: $125.00

Naturalist Prints - BOTANICAL : Chinese Day Lily at Davidson Galleries

Artist: Sydenham Teast Edwards (1768 – 1819)

Chinese Day Lily

Series: The Botanical Magazine
Medium: Hand-colored engraving
Year: 1805
Publisher: William Curtis
Size: 8 x 4 3/4 inches
Stock Number: 23730
Price: $135.00

Naturalist Prints - BOTANICAL : Pensylvanian Lily at Davidson Galleries

Pensylvanian Lily

Series: The Botanical Magazine
Medium: Hand-colored engraving
Year: 1805
Publisher: William Curtis
Size: 8 x 4 3/4 inches
Stock Number: 23747
Price: $150.00

Naturalist Prints - BOTANICAL : Belladonna Lily at Davidson Galleries

Belladonna Lily

Series: The Botanical Magazine
Medium: Hand - colored engraving
Year: 1804
Publisher: William Curtis
Size: 8 x 9 1/2 inches
Stock Number: 23729
Price: $175.00

Naturalist Prints - BUTTERFLIES : Plate 46: Lepidoptera, Papiliones, Nymphales, Hamadryades, Decorae at Davidson Galleries

Jacob Hübner German (1761 - 1826)

Plate 46: Lepidoptera, Papiliones, Nymphales, Hamadryades, Decorae

Series: Sammlung Exotischer Schmetterlinge, Bd. I (Collection of Exotic Butterflies, Vol. I)
Medium: Engraving with hand - coloring
Year: 1804 - 1834
Size: 11 5/8 x 7 7/8 inches (sheet)
Stock Number: 23698
Price: $150.00

Naturalist Prints - BOTANICAL : Copper-Colour Tritonia at Davidson Galleries

Copper-Colour Tritonia

Series: The Botanical Magazine
Medium: Hand - colored engraving
Year: 1803
Publisher: William Curtis
Size: 8 x 4 3/4 inches
Stock Number: 23749
Price: $135.00