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Cattleya Intermedia punctatissima Orchid lithograph after HG Moon c1890

Cattleya Intermedia punctatissima Orchid lithograph after HG Moon c1890

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by Moon, H.G.

Lovely large Orchid lithograph by Gustav Leutzsch, of a watercolour by Henry George Moon (1857-1905) for “Reichenbachia: Orchids Illustrated and Described” published in London between 1888 and 1894 by Hanover-born nurseryman Henry Frederick Conrad Sander (1847-1920).

Working at a Forest Hill nursery in England from the age of 20, Sander set up independently after Prague explorer and plant collector Benedict Roezl began sending him orchids and tropical plants to sell on consignment. With an aim of illustrating life-size orchids of every class, Sander named his monograph Reichenbachia after German botanist Heinrich Gustav Reichenbach (1824-1889), who devoted his life to studying orchids.

This is a rare image measuring 470 x 330 cm (18.5 x 13 inches). The total page size is 530 x 395 mm (20.75 x 15.5 inches). This lovely orchid lithograph has been bent, and the fold shows faintly, from left to right diagonally from about half way down the image on the left - hence the lower price. (Please email sales@antiqueprintclub.com if you would like further pics.)

Stock Number: apSRo34Price: $150.00