Van Houtte. No date. Ca. 1870.
Double page chromolithograph, sheet 9 3/4 x 13 inches, centerfold as issued. Very good condition. Louis Van Houtte's long-lived publication (1845-1888) "Flore des Serres et des Jardins de L'Europe" (Flowers of the Greenhouses and Gardens of Europe) was illustrated with beautiful and exotic plants designed to appeal to the new breed of avid middle class gardeners that made an appearance in the nineteenth century. Beautifully printed in Belgium, they are exquisite works of botanical art. This is plate number 998 of the series. Item #47845