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Cattleya Schroederoe alba. Sander's Reichenbachia Orchids lithograph c1888 after HG Moon watercolour.

Cattleya Schroederoe alba. Sander's Reichenbachia Orchids lithograph c1888 after HG Moon watercolour.

by Moon, H.G.

Large orchid lithograph, Cattleya Schroederoe alba c1888. Stunning original colour-printed lithograph by Joseph Mansell after the 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.

Image size is 330 x 470 cm (13 x 18.5 inches). The total page size is 395 x 530 mm (15.5 x 20.75 inches)

Stock Number: apSR.f2cPrice: $495.00

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