THE CERVANTES ODONTOGLOT.
(ODONTOGLOSSUM CERVANTESII.)A Greenhouse Orchid, from Mexico.
Excerpt from text, which is included along with a copy of the Title Page:
HERE is probably not a group of Orchids the species of which are more generally beautiful than the white-lipped Odontoglots, of which this is one. They all agree in having the same habit, the same large, semi'-transparent flowers, the same long membranous bracts, and the same delicacy of tint, varied by blotches of deep purple, or brown, or cinnamon.
Size: 8 ˝” x 11”
Paxton produced The Magazine of Botany, and Register of
Flowering Plants. This series of magazines was published in London 1834-1849.
During the years of 1850-1852, Paxton along with John Lindley published the rare
three-volume work: PAXTON’S FLOWER GARDEN. Represented are many exotic species
especially fine Orchids. They are often compared to the early volumes of Warner
and Williams, Orchid Album. The print offered for sale here is from this first
edition, which is a completely different product to the 1882 color printed
edition frequently found. These prints were produced using a zincographic
process along with hand coloring and have the plate markings Pinx & Zinc.
Condition: Excellent with some light spotting to the top
and bottom margins.