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James Bateman - The Orchidaceae of Mexico and Guatemala

book on orchids

James Bateman (1811 - 1897)
"The Orchidaceae of Mexico and Guatemala"
London, Ridgway, (1837-1843)
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Forty huge folio plates measuring 27 by 15 inches with opposing letterpress, with descriptions and cultural hints.
Coloured illustrations: paintings by various artists (Miss Sarah Drake, Mrs. Withers, Samuel Holden, Miss Jane Edwards), lithographed by M. Gauci, printed by P. Gauci.
Black and white vignettes by George Cruikshank

Title page, vignette, indexEdit

The coloured plates sorted by plate number with original name
(Name in bold indicate the present accepted name)
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Black and white vignettesEdit