16 1888, Antique print, Orchids, Reichenbachia, Cattleya Labiata


Title: Reichenbachia Orchid print - Cattleya Labiata var. Luedemannia -TAB 34
Author: Henry Moon / Sander's 'Reichenbachia, Orchids Illustrated & Described'
PlaceAndYear: 1888-1894
Publisher: London : H. Sotheran & co. ; St. Albans : F. Sander & co.
Description: Folio size antique lithograph of Orchids ( Cattleya Labiata var. Luedemannia ).from Frederick Sander's 'Reichenbachia, Orchids Illustrated & Described', published in 1888-1894. This work is considered by many to be the pinnacle of all the orchid publications of the period. It was named after Heinrich Gustav Reichenbach (1824-1889), a prominent botanist, ornithologist & orchid fancier. Sander, a native of Ghent & founder of Messsrs Sanders of St Albans, a large nursery firm, intended in this work to illustrate all classes of orchids, drawn life sized & colored by lithography or hand painted when found expedient.For the illustration of the work he engaged the services of Henry Moon and lithographers Joseph Mansell and Gustav Leutzsch.
Dimensions: Overall size is ca. 20,5 x 14 inch.(52 x 35,5 cm)
Condition: Very Good
Technique: Lithograph
  • Number: 1350152
  • Dealer: Speculum Orbis Nauticum

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