antique prints, maps and watercolors

(Anonymous) Orchid. Watercolor. Circa 1940. $250.00

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"Plate 622. Habenaria Splendens. Orchidacea. Habenaria spendens. Rendle. Habenaria macrantha, Kraenal. East Africe. Uganda to Rhodesia. Zambesi"

Incredibly finely finished and minutely detailed watercolor on paper.  Accompanied by scientific text meticulously recorded by hand.  Includes detailed pen drawing of the upper and lower parts of the plant and the reproductive parts of the plant. We have not yet discovered the name of this talented and driven botanical artist.

10 x 7 ¼ inches, sheet.
Ink and watercolor on paper.
Excellent condition with right edge perforated by stapled binding.