Old Illustrations

Discussion in 'THE CROTON SOCIETY' started by Crotonologist, Jan 13, 2012.

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  1. Crotonologist

    Crotonologist Active Member

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    Found some cool old croton drawings on http://www.plantillustrations.org/
    Many of these drawings are from L’Illustration horticole, with some from other old publications...
    Many were contributed by the Missouri Botanical Garden...
    Just trying to give credit where possible - more details are available at the plantillustrations.org website
    The names (shown when enlarged) are the original names given at the time the illustrations were made, along with the year of publication.
     

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  2. Crotonologist

    Crotonologist Active Member

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    and some more...
     

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  3. Central Floridave

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    Those are cool looking. Thanks.
     
  4. Phil Stager

    Phil Stager Well-Known Member

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    nice find. These show up occasionally on eBay.
     
  5. Jeff Searle

    Jeff Searle Well-Known Member

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    Nice find, I appreciate all of your time in digging stuff like this up.
     
  6. Crotonologist

    Crotonologist Active Member

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    Hey, thanks - I think it's fun, so I enjoy doing it ;)
     
  7. Crazy for Crotons

    Crazy for Crotons Well-Known Member

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    These images are frame-able Peyton, thanks!! Could you please tell me how you find these?

    I love the names. Some varieties we know well have clearly been renamed through the years.
     
  8. Crotonologist

    Crotonologist Active Member

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    Ray, I just googled codiaeum illustration then clicked on images and looked for old prints...
    Here's a couple more I missed the first time:
    The first one I can't make out the name, but it looks like "something de Rothschild"
    The second one is labeled Magnificum but no date on either of these...
     

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  9. Phil Stager

    Phil Stager Well-Known Member

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    One on left is titled Croton Baron de Rothschild (au 1/3 de grandeur naturelle); above this in about 6pt italic font is: L. Dascamp - Sabouret, del and Chromolith. J.I. Goffart, Bruxelles; along with the print is a one page description in French. Print size is approx 6.5" x 10" Included was a copy of the title page from: L'Illustration Horticole of 1882

    The one on the right is titled: CODIEAUM (CROTON) MAGNIFICUM LIND. Below this title is the printer and publisher info: Chrom. P. De Pannemaeker J. Linden, publ. prifnt size is approx. 10" x 14" The print came with the original 1 page description all in French and a copy of the title page from Revue Horticole, journal d'Horticulture Pratique dated 1898.

    inf addition to ebay, you can find them at paper collectible shows under botanical prints.
     
  10. ScotTi

    ScotTi Esteemed Member

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    I thanked another on the Palmtalk Forum, but see that I need to thank Peyton for the find of these old illustrations.
     
  11. Marie Nock

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    Peyton,
    Thank you so much for posting the link to the illustrations. We grow Medinillas and it is very difficult to find pictures on anything but the common varieties. Many great illustrations here. Thanks!
    Marie
     
  12. Crotonologist

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    Cool deal Marie - neat new plant I never heard of before....
    BTW if you ever have any unwanted croton seeds, I would give them a good home ;)
    And to everyone who enjoyed the old pics, you are all very welcome :D

    MEDINILLA.jpg
     
  13. Crazy for Crotons

    Crazy for Crotons Well-Known Member

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    Peyton, how about some Camellias?
     
  14. Crotonologist

    Crotonologist Active Member

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    No thanks Ray, plenty of camellias around here...
     
  15. Moose

    Moose Esteemed Member

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    Scott - that would be me. This find of Peyton's was worthy of sharing on Palm Talk. That forum is well visited and a link to this forum was provided for those who may care to learn more about crotons here.

    The assumption that Peyton would not mind was made as I feel that his mindset is like mine. Promote the cultivation and interest in these wonderful plants. :)
     

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  16. Crazy for Crotons

    Crazy for Crotons Well-Known Member

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    Peyton, I meant some botanical Camellia illustrations.
     

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