antique prints, maps and watercolors

As gardeners and collectors of antique botanicals,

spring is our favorite season of the year; a time to show off our inventory and to start to view the flowers, plants and trees that inspired artists.

It is an exciting time to be in Philadelphia. Certainly the city’s biggest horticultural draw is The Philadelphia Flower Show, has just closed.  A few blocks away, Franklin Square is open for its spring season. Early spring blooming plants are starting to appear in Bartram’s Garden. Whitchhazel, Japanese dogwood, Viburnum, the katsura-tree, and Korean abelialeaf are all in bloom at The Morris Arboretum. For those prepared to travel a little further afield, Longwood Garden’s Orchid Extravaganza continues through March 31st, the Tyler Arboretum is open, and Chanticleer in Wayne PA opens for the season on March 29th

We invite you to schedule a time to view our holdings of 16th to early 20th century botanical artists. We look forward to hearing from you!

Hollie Powers Holt
Denise DeLaurentis

 

 
Besler's 1613 engraving of Hyacinths and Violets

 
Ferrari created distinctive citrus fruit in 1646

 
Theodore De Bry spring bulb flowers, ca, 1641

 
Hill, Eden, or a Compleat Body of Gardening, 1756

 
Asparagus from Miller's Garderer's Dictionary, 1771

 
Abraham Munting, Phytographia Curiosa... 1696.

 
One of Philadelphia's original squares laid out by Penn and now beautifully restored

Recent Acquisitions

Fine Antique Prints offers for sale fine, decorative, affordable, original antique prints and maps. Our collection includes botanicals of the 17th through early 20th centuries including Besler, Sweert, De Passe, Ferrari, Weinmann, Brookshaw, Redoute, Thornton and Curtis, bird prints including Audubon, Catesby, Gould, Nozeman, Edwards, and Martinet, and other natural history such as shells, butterflies, fish, etc. Architectural prints, garden plans, and college views are popular specialities. Our maps depict places around the world and as well as those closer to our galleries in the Philadelphia area. Our landscape and city views include vacation destinations such as Nantucket, Cape Cod, Maine, the Adirondacks, the Catskills, the American West and scenes from around the world. Most are inexpensive reminders of favorite places and make excellent gifts. We have a large selection of antique prints of Native Americans including Bodmer, Catlin, McKenney and Hall and Curtis. Please visit our site often as we are expanding our offerings and remember, fine things never go out of style.

Contact us or call 610-687-2552 with specific inquires or to talk about what we might have of interest.
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