Album of Seaweed Pictures (1848)

Fine specimen of a 19th-century seaweed album, in which marine algae is rendered into designs, bouquets, and even sometimes intricate little scenes….more

The American Woods

a selection of pages from Romeyn Beck Hough’s epic fourteen volume work The American Woods, a collection of more than 1000 paper-thin wood samples representing more…more

The Flowers Personified (1847)

Images by the great Parisian cartoonist J.J Grandville from his Les Fleurs Animées – his last work, originally published posthumously in 1847, the year of his de…more