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by New York Botanical Garden
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by the New York Botanical Garden
New York Botanical Garden founded in 1891, is one of the world’s greatest collections of plants, a leading educational center for gardening and horticulture, and an international center of plant science. The Botanical Garden features 50 magnificent gardens and collections across 250 beautiful acres in New York City’s Bronx borough.
Integral to the work of the Botanical Garden is its LuEsther T. Mertz Library, the most important botanical and horticultural library in the world. Its extraordinary collections comprise more than one million items dating from the 12th century to the present, including books, journals, seed and nursery catalogs, field collectors’ notebooks and correspondence, glasshouse architectural plans, as well as original botanical art and illustration.
Highlights of the Library Collections span the globe. They include Basilius Besler’s 17th-century masterpiece showcasing a magnificent private garden in Germany, as well as glorious 18th-century works focusing on the New World. These range from studies of South American insects and plants by intrepid artist Maria Sibylla Merian to renderings of flora and fauna in the Carolinas, Florida, and the Bahamas by British naturalist Mark Catesby. In Europe, there are charming treatises on citrus set in Old World landscapes by Johann Christophe Volkamer and the voluminous illustrated plant collections of apothecary Johann Wilhelm Weinmann. Treasures from the 19th century include exotic plants depicted in brilliant color in Étienne Denisse’s study of Caribbean plants and in thousands of illustrations of orchids from around the world by Walter Hood Fitch. The Far East is represented with spectacular woodcuts of Japanese chrysanthemums from Kikka Meiji-sen by Kanezumi Imai.
All sizes shown are approximate. Matted maps or prints are smaller than the "matted" dimensions shown by about 6".
All of our authentic, more than 100-year old, maps and prints come double matted within museum quality, archival rag mat boards at NO ADDITIONAL CHARGE.
Due to the INCREDIBLY high shipping prices charged for OVERSIZE shipping, shipping charges may be higher than quoted for items that measure more than a total of 70" (matted height + width). For example a matted piece measuring 32" x 40" would be considered OVERSIZE (72"). For complete delivery information, see Information page.
All our authentic antiques are one-of-a-kind items. Since they are actual old works of art expect small imperfections. In some cases we may have more than one of a particular map or print. Since each is unique they may vary slightly from the item shown (when we have more than one if a particular item, the colors may be different than those shown). Each antique map or print has been dry cleaned by hand and are conservation mounted and protected in attractive rag mats. Every work in our gallery carries a lifetime guarantee of authenticity (authentic antiques only) and a 30-day satisfaction guarantee (see Information page for details). Again, the sizes stated are approximate.
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