THE THREE-COLOURED VANDA.
A beautiful Stove Epiphyte, native of JAVA, belonging to the Natural Order of ORCHIDS.
Excerpt from text, which is included along with a copy of the Title Page:
THIS fine Orchid was first imported from Java by Messrs. Veitch, but has since reached England throngh other channels. It has the habit of Vanda Roxburghn, and its flowers appear in the same manner, but they are larger, have yellow and brown spotted sepals, and a rose-colored lip, with the lateral lobes rounded, not acute, and colourless............
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 Vibrant color.