Plants: 2,400 Copyright-Free Illustrations of Flowers, Trees, Fruits and Vegetables

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This extraordinary collection of engravings provides designers and commercial artists with a magnificent sourcebook of Victorian-era plant images — all royalty-free. Included are 2,400 crisply detailed illustrations of hundreds of plants — from lilies, lichens, mushrooms and marigolds, to poppies, palms, maples, and mosses.
Selected from rare publications dating from the 1840s to the turn of the century, the illustrations encompass a wide range of plant species and ...

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Plants: 2,400 Royalty-Free Illustrations of Flowers, Trees, Fruits and Vegetables

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Overview

This extraordinary collection of engravings provides designers and commercial artists with a magnificent sourcebook of Victorian-era plant images — all royalty-free. Included are 2,400 crisply detailed illustrations of hundreds of plants — from lilies, lichens, mushrooms and marigolds, to poppies, palms, maples, and mosses.
Selected from rare publications dating from the 1840s to the turn of the century, the illustrations encompass a wide range of plant species and classifications: garden flowers, cactuses, bromeliads, ferns, deciduous trees, evergreens, grasses, legumes, orchids, nightshades, and many more. All are identified with Latin or common names and are arranged alphabetically by family. Also presented are specialized appendices on edible foods, medicinal herbs, and plants used in decoration and in graphic design, including borders and motifs.
Created during a period when wood engraving had reached its zenith and become a greatly refined art, these splendid royalty-free illustrations will be an indispensable and inspirational resource for artists and craftspeople working in a variety of areas. The collection will also delight botanists, gardeners, and collectors of old engravings, all of whom are sure to treasure this tribute to the beauty and infinite variety of the plant kingdom.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780486402642
  • Publisher: Dover Publications
  • Publication date: 4/21/1998
  • Series: Dover Pictorial Archive Series
  • Pages: 384
  • Sales rank: 535,860
  • Product dimensions: 9.38 (w) x 12.20 (h) x 0.94 (d)

Meet the Author

Jim Harter is a successful artist and editor of several Dover Pictura CD-ROM Books, including Harter's Picture Archive for Collage and Illustration, Landscapes and Cityscapes for Artists and Craftspeople, Nautical Illustrations, and more.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 15, 2013

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    Very good. Beautiful book

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    Posted May 31, 2013

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    Longclaw here

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    Posted May 24, 2013

    DYING ORPHAN KIT YOWLING

    "I WANT MILK" I yowl in the dirction of the milk smell "i want my momma!" I whimpered more unintelligeable words.

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    Posted August 16, 2012

    Bluekit

    Hi mommy and daddy

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    Whitekit

    Ok she starts to suckel

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    Posted August 16, 2012

    To cats

    Ok. I will leave now. Oh an i really recommend this book. J. J. Conteps of Philidalphia

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    Brambletalon picked up Bluekit and followed her.

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