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ORCHID CD. 47 ORCHID CHROMOLITHOGRAPH IMAGES ON COMPACT DISC FROM LINDENIA ICONOGRAPHIE DES ORCHIDEES GAND BELGIUM 1900 SERIES II VOLUME VI

ITEM # LIND V 6 CD PRICE $49.99

 




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 six 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 47 high-resolution digital BMP images of orchids that appeared in Volume six 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. CDDXXI
    CATTLEYA X ELISABETHAE L. LIND.
  2. DCCXXII
    ODONTOGLOSSUM CRISPUM LINDL. Var. AURIFERUM L. LIND.
  3. DCCXXIII
    LAELIOCATTLEYA X ALBERTI L. LIND.
  4. DCCXXIV
    CYPRIPEDIUM X DRAPSIANUM L. LIND
  5. DCCXXV
    CATTLEYA X LANSEBERGEI L. LIND.
  6. DCCXXVI
    CHYSIS LAEVIS LINDL.
  7. DCCXXVII
    CYPRIPEDIUM X LANSBERGEAE L. LIND.
  8. DCCXXVIII
    SCHOMBURGKIA HUMBOLDTI RCHB. F.
  9. DCCXXIX
    GALEANDRA BATEMANI ROLFE
  10. DCCXXX
    DENDROBIUM HOOKERIANUM LINDL.
  11. DCCXXXI
    ODONTOGLOSSUM CRISPUM LINDL. Var. QUO VADIS L. LIND.
  12. DCCXXXII
    CYPRIPEDIUM X LATHAMIANUM RCHB. F. var. LATISSIMUM HORT.
  13. DCCXXXIII
    CATTLEYA MOSSIAE HOOK. Var. MADAME LUCIEN LINDEN HORT. WAVR.
  14. DCCXXXIV
    CYPRIPEDIUM X ALBERTIANUM HORT. Var. ROTUNDIFLORUM HORT.
  15. DCCXXXV
    COELOGYNE BARBATA GRIFF.
  16. DCCXXXVI
    PHALAENOPSIS AMABILIS BL. Var. RIMESTADIANA L. LIND.
  17. DCCXXXVII
    PHALAENOPSIS AMABILIS BL. Var. RIMESTADIANA L. LIND.
  18. DCCXXXVIII
    CYPRIPEDIUM INSIGNE WALL. Var. CHANTINI RAFAR. Sub-var. LINDENI GRIGN.
  19. DCCXXXIX
    ERIOPSIS RUTIDOBULBON HOOK.
  20. DCCXL
    SOBRALIA X VEITCHI HORT.
  21. DCCXLI
    ZYGOPETALUM X CLAYI RCHB. F.
  22. DCCXLII
    LAELIA LINDLEYANA VEITCH
  23. DCCXLIII
    ONCIDIUM STELLIGERUM RCHB. F. var. ERNESTI WILL.
  24. DCCXLIV
    ODONTOGLOSSUM X BRAECKMANI HORT.
  25. DCCXLV
    ZYGOPETALUM BURTI BENTH. Var. WALLISI VEITCH
  26. DCCXLVI
    CYPRIPEDIUM EXUL O'BR. Var. AURANTIACUM L. LIND.
  27. DCCXLVII
    ONCIDIUM TIGRINUM LL. Et LEX. Var. SPLENDIDUM HOOK. F.
  28. DCCXLVIII
    TRICHOCENTRUM ALBO-PURPUREUM LIND. Et RCHB. F.
  29. DCCXLIX
    CATTLEYA X CALUMMATA BLEU var. GRIGNANI L. LIND.
  30. DCCL
    LAELIOCATTLEYA X PRINGIERSI L. LIND.
  31. DCCLI
    CYPRIPEDIUM X BRUXELLENSE L. LIND.
  32. DCCLII
    ONCIDIUM VARICOSUM LDL. Var. LINDENI HORT.
  33. DCCLIII
    CYPRIPEDIUM X GLONERIANUM L. LIND.
  34. DCCLIV
    LAELIOCATTLEYA X ALESCHIANA L. LIND.
  35. DCCLV
    LYCASTE DEPPEI LINDL. Var. PUNCTATISSIMA RCHB. F.
  36. DCCLVI
    SARCOCHILUS UNGUICULATUS LINDL.
  37. DCCLVII
    VANDA TERES LINDL. Var. CANDIDA RCHB. F.
  38. DCCLVIII
    ODONTOGLOSSUM CRISPUM LINDL. Var. LA VEINE L. LIND.
  39. DCCLIX
    CALANTHE X MYLESI WILL.
  40. DCCLX
    CYMBIDIUM TIGRINUM PARISH
  41. DCCLXI
    CATTLEYA X CLYMENE L. LIND.
  42. DCCLXII
    VANDA PARISHI RCHB. F.
  43. DCCLXIII
    RENANTHERA MATUTINA LINDL.
  44. DCCLXIV
    CATTLEYA X MEMORIA BLEUI L. LIND.
  45. DCCLXV
    CYPRIPEDIUM X STEPMANIAE L. LIND.
  46. DCCLXVI
    CATTLEYA LABIATA LINDL. VAR. PERFECTA L. LIND.
  47. DCCLXVII
    ONCIDIUM VARICOSUM LINDL. Var. MOORTEBEEKIENSE L. LIND.
  48. DCCLXVIII
    DENDROBIUM PHALAENOPSIS FITZGERALD var. LINDENIAE HORT.


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