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Date: 1850-1

ORIGINAL PRINT

 [PLATE 15.]  

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.

 

Of these one of the rarest is the subject of the present plate, of which we received a specimen from Mr. Loddiges in the spring of this year. Its natural locality is among the mountains in the west of Mexico, whence we believe it was first brought by the late Mr.Baxker's collector. In general it has a pale tinge of pink; when wild it is said to be snow-white; but in the state -now represented it had gained a very distinct rose-colour, which greatly augmented its beauty

                             

Order#: PAX-15

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.

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