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ORCHID CD. 46 ORCHID CHROMOLITHOGRAPH IMAGES ON COMPACT DISC FROM LINDENIA ICONOGRAPHIE DES ORCHIDEES GAND BELGIUM 1897 SERIES II VOLUME III

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Fascination with orchids started in Europe around 1818. People became so taken with orchids that they reached a state popularly described as an "orchidelirium". The demand for these exotic beauties was so great that orchids became a big business. The wealthy commissioned professional plant explorers (Orchid Hunters) to gather plants from equatorial regions around the world.


The Orchid Hunters risked life and limb and endured many hardships-dangerous voyages, hostile cultures, thieves and exotic diseases. The engraving shown above appeared in La Belgique Horticole in 1878


During the second half of the nineteenth century, Belgium became the center of the world for the cultivation of orchids. Jean Linden (1817-1898) was instrumental in the discovery and introduction of many new species. A native of Luxembourg, he moved to Belgium where he imported more than 1,100 different orchids. His explorations included trips to South America, Cuba, Mexico and the United States. With his son Lucien he founded a nursery known as Horticulture Internationale in Brussels. Together they published "Lindenia - Iconographie des Orchidees" an extensive work issued in monthly parts by subscription over a period of 17 years.


Lindenia Iconographie des Orchidées is one of the most important periodic publications on orchids to be published during the nineteenth century, with coloured plates of the highest quality.




Jean Linden was perhaps the greatest of all the late 19th century commercial orchid growers, and, in conjunction with his son Lucien (1853-1940), he was responsible for importing more than 1100 different species to Europe. Born in Luxemburg in 1817, Jean Linden was one of the first students to attend the Faculty of Sciences in the newly established University of Brussels and at the early age of 19 was entrusted with a scientific mission to South America by the Belgian government. This was the start of what was to be a ten-year period when he travelled throughout South and Central America in search of new orchid species. He returned to Europe in October 1845 and initially established himself as a nurseryman in Ghent before moving to Brussels 'where he founded the establishment known as Horticulture Internationale in conjunction with his son Lucien. In this nursery, which became a model for the profession, Linden's knowledge of plants and the localities in which they grew naturally proved invaluable. Direct competition with Messrs. Sander in England kept him alert in the search for new and desirable species, resulting in the exploration of many far-flung regions where orchids might be found.' (Reinikka 'A History of the Orchid', 1995, p. 206). The present work, as the name suggests, is in essence a celebration of his professional life and work and recognizes the enormous influence he had on both the discovery of new species and the breeding of new hybrids.


Each of the orchid species or hybrids are represented by a very high quality full-colour chromolithograph. The plates are printed by some of the best botanical lithographers of the period including Severeyns and de Pannemaeker from the work of Alfred Goosens and other top botanical artists. The present set is volume three of the second series. The periodical was eventually completed in 17 volumes in 1903 with 813 plates over a period of 17 years.


Nissen BBI 2348; Stafleu & Cowan TL2 4628; Timby The Orchid Observed, Stanford, 1982, number 27.


This CD portrays 46 high-resolution digital BMP images of orchids that appeared in Volume three of the Second Series in 1896. These images were transferred from the 10 ¼" x 14" originals. They have been scaled to print out on 8 ½" x 11" paper. These images can be imported to Adobe Photoshop, Adpbe Photoshop Elements, Adobe Illustrator, PaintShop Pro, Adobe PhotoDelux, PrintMaster and other popular painting and drawing programs and printed on quality inkjet paper producing stunning results suitable for framing. Or for designing your own greeting cards, posters, brochures and calendars.


 

 



 


INDEX TO IMAGES


  1. DLXXVII
    ONCIDIUM SARCODES LINDL. Var. PUNCTULATUM L. LIND.
  2. DLXXVIII
    CYMBIDIUM X EBURNEO-LOWIANUM HORT.
  3. DLXXIX
    MILTONIA VEXILLARIA BENTH. VARIETATES
  4. DLXXX
    MILTONIA VEXILLARIA BENTH. VARIETATES
  5. DLXXXI
    ODONTOGLOSSUM CRISPUM LINDL. Var. MOORTEBEEKIENSE L. LIND.
  6. DLXXXII
    COELOGYNE ASPERATA LINDL.
  7. DLXXXIII
    CATTLEYA TRIANAE LIND. VARIETATES
  8. DLXXXIV
    ODONTOGLOSSUM LUTEO-PURPUREUM LINDL. var. CORNUTUM L. LIND.
  9. DLXXXV
    SOBRALIA LINDENI GRIGN.
  10. DLXXXVI
    ODONTOGLOSSUM X DEL TECTO L. LIND.
  11. DLXXXVII
    VANDA SUAVIS LINDL. Var. MAGNIFICENS L. LIND.
  12. DLXXXVIII
    MILTONIA VEXILLARIA BENTH. Var. KIRSTEINIAE L. LIND.
  13. DLXXXIX
    CATTLEYA MENDELI HORT. Var. KEGELJANI L. LIND.
  14. DXC
    ODONTOGLOSSUM X ADRIANAE L. LIND.
  15. DXCI
    VANDA X AMOENA O'BRIEN
  16. DXCII
    LAELIOCATTLEYA X HIPPOLYTA HORT.
  17. DXCIII
    CATTLEYA X HARDYANA RCHB. F. var. FANYAUIANA
  18. DXCIV
    ODONTOGLOSSUM BICTONENSE LINDL.
  19. DXCV
    CYPRIPEDIUM INSIGNE WALL. Var. JANUS L. LIND.
  20. DXCVI
    CATASETUM X SPLENDENS COGN. Var. GRIGNANI L. LIND.
  21. DXCVII
    LAELIOCATTLEYA X RIDOLFIANA VALVASS. Var. ARMAIN-VILLIERENSIS HORT.
  22. DXCVIII
    CATTLEYA AUREA LINDEN VARIETATES
  23. DXCIX
    CATTLEYA AUREA LINDEN VARIETATES
  24. DC
    CYPRIPEDIUM X BEECKMANI L. LIND.
  25. DCI
    CATTLEYA MENDELI HORT. Var.EMPRESS QUEEN L. LIND.
  26. DCII
    VANDA X MISS JOAQUIM
  27. DCIII
    ONCIDIUM BATEMANIANUM KN. Et WESTC.
  28. DCIV
    ODONTOGLOSSUM THIBAULTIANUM L. LIND.
  29. DCV
    SACCOLABIUM GIGANTEUM LINDL. Var. PETOTIANUM RCHB. F.
  30. DCVI
    CATTLEYA X HARDYANA HORT. Var. REGINAE L. LIND.
  31. DCVII
    CYMBIDIUM PENDULUM SW.
  32. DCVIII
    LAELIOCATTLEYA X PALLAS HORT. Var. INVERSA MANTIN
  33. DCIX
    ODONTOGLOSSUM CRISPUM LDL. Var. LEEMANNI L. LIND.
  34. DCX
    LAELIOCATTLEYA X HRUBYANA L. LIND.
  35. DCXI
    CATASETUM X SPLENDENS COGN. Var. LANSBERGEANUM L. LIND.
  36. DCXII
    CATTLEYA TRIANAE LIND. VARIETATES
  37. DCXIII
    CYPRIPEDIUM X LEBRUNIANUM L. LIND.
  38. DCXIV
    ODONTOGLOSSUM X ADRIANAE var. CRAWSHAYANUM L. LIND.
  39. DCXV
    LAELIOCATTLEYA X CHEREMETEFFIAE L. LIND.
  40. DCXVI
    ODONTOGLOSSUM KRAMERI RCHB. F.
  41. DCXVII
    ODONTOGLOSSUM X WILCKEANUM RCHB. F. var. LINDENI GRIGN.
  42. DCXVIII
    PHAIUS X NORMANI O'BR.
  43. DCXIX
    ACANTHEPHIPPIUM CURTISI RCHB. F. var. ALBIDUM L. LIND.
  44. DCXX
    CYPRIPEDIUM X WINCQZIANUM L. LIND.
  45. DCXXI
    DENDROBIUM TAURINUM LDL.
  46. DCXXII
    CIRRHOPETALUM PICTURATUM LODD.
  47. DCXXIII
    CYPRIPEDIUM ROTHSCHILDIANUM RCHB. F. var. PLATYTOENIUM L. LIND
  48. DCXXIV
    ODONTOGLOSSUM CRISPUM LDL. Var. MOOREANUM L. LIND.


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