20 Vintage Flower Prints for a Moment of Delicate Beauty
20 Vintage Flower Prints for a Moment of Delicate Beauty
From Curtis's botanical magazine v.23-24 (1806). (Via Biodiversity Heritage Library)

From Curtis's botanical magazine v.23-24 (1806). (Via Biodiversity Heritage Library)

From Curtis's botanical magazine v.23-24 (1806). (via Biodiversity Heritage Library)

From Curtis's botanical magazine v.23-24 (1806). (via Biodiversity Heritage Library)

From Curtis's botanical magazine v.23-24 (1806). (via Biodiversity Heritage Library)

From Curtis's botanical magazine v.23-24 (1806). (via Biodiversity Heritage Library)

Les liliacees /par P.J. Redoute, 1805-1816. (via Biodiversity Heritage Library)

Les liliacees /par P.J. Redoute, 1805-1816. (via Biodiversity Heritage Library)

Les liliacees /par P.J. Redoute, 1805-1816. (Via Biodiversity Heritage Library)

Les liliacees /par P.J. Redoute, 1805-1816. (Via Biodiversity Heritage Library)

From Österreichs allgemeine baumzucht, : oder Abbildungen in- und ausländischer Bäume und Sträuche, deren Anpflanzung in Österreich möglich und nützlich ist. By Schmidt, Franz, 1751-1835. (via Biodiversity Heritage Library)

From Österreichs allgemeine baumzucht, : oder Abbildungen in- und ausländischer Bäume und Sträuche, deren Anpflanzung in Österreich möglich und nützlich ist. By Schmidt, Franz, 1751-1835. (via Biodiversity Heritage Library)

Atlas der Alpenflora v.4
Wien :Eigenthum und Verlag des Deutschen und Oesterr. Alpenvereins,1882.(via Biodiversity Heritage Library)

Atlas der Alpenflora v.4 Wien :Eigenthum und Verlag des Deutschen und Oesterr. Alpenvereins,1882.(via Biodiversity Heritage Library)

Flore médicale des Antilles, ou, Traité des plantes usuelles :des colonies Françaises, Anglaises, Espagnoles et Portugaises /par M. E. Descourtilz ; peinte par J. Th. Descourtilz. Paris :Pichard,1821-1829. (via Biodiversity Heritage Library)

Flore médicale des Antilles, ou, Traité des plantes usuelles :des colonies Françaises, Anglaises, Espagnoles et Portugaises /par M. E. Descourtilz ; peinte par J. Th. Descourtilz. Paris :Pichard,1821-1829. (via Biodiversity Heritage Library)

Wien :Eigenthum und Verlag des Deutschen und Oesterr. Alpenvereins,1882.(via Biodiversity Heritage Library)

Wien :Eigenthum und Verlag des Deutschen und Oesterr. Alpenvereins,1882.(via Biodiversity Heritage Library)

From Elements of the science of botany, as established by Linnaeus; with examples to illustrate the classes and orders of his system. London,Printed by T. Bensley for J. Murray.1812. (via Biodeversity Heritage Library)

From Elements of the science of botany, as established by Linnaeus; with examples to illustrate the classes and orders of his system. London,Printed by T. Bensley for J. Murray.1812. (via Biodeversity Heritage Library)

Wien :Eigenthum und Verlag des Deutschen und Oesterr. Alpenvereins,1882.(via Biodiversity Heritage Library)

Wien :Eigenthum und Verlag des Deutschen und Oesterr. Alpenvereins,1882.(via Biodiversity Heritage Library)

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Wien :Eigenthum und Verlag des Deutschen und Oesterr. Alpenvereins,1882.(via Biodiversity Heritage Library)

Wien :Eigenthum und Verlag des Deutschen und Oesterr. Alpenvereins,1882.(via Biodiversity Heritage Library)

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Spring blossoms in vintage drawings bring a nostalgic charm. Compiled in an online database by Biodiversity Heritage Library, the prints are from a time when the beauty of nature was documented skillfully and patiently by hand rather than by photographs.

Escape to a 19th century garden with more of these prints on the library’s Flickr page.

  • TapestryMood

    Delicate beauty…oh, yes….lovely.

  • rg9rts

    Stunning

  • tense641

    Lovely

  • Cynthia W.

    Those are wonderful. Some of the “simpler” ones remind me of the stenciling I have throughout the house. Of course, my daughters think I’m a bit nuts, but my craft supplies take up more room than my clothes.

  • sabelmouse

    i love old drawings of flora. they are often so amazing .

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