Front cover image for [Reichenbachia] : [orchids illustrated and described]

[Reichenbachia] : [orchids illustrated and described]

F. Sander, H. G. Moon (Illustrator), Massachusetts Horticultural Society (Former owner)
Unsigned, untitled, and unnumbered chromolithographic proof impressions of six orchid watercolor drawings, previously unpublished and probably destined for a 3rd series of Frederick Sander's Reichenbachia: orchids illustrated and described, the first two series of which were published in 1890-1892 and 1892-1894. Large unsigned prints of orchids, possibly by H.G Moon, the same artist commissioned by Sander in 1886 to produce 192 orchid illustrations for the first two series of Reichenbachia. They measure 47 x 33 cm. on sheets 56 x 42 cm., and are printed in shades of green, white, gray, pink, yellow, and purple. Color bars of 8-12 colors, and register marks are visible in margins. Ms. captions--scientific names of the orchids--have been added in pencil in the margins, or on verso
Image, No Linguistic Content, 1895?]
[Ser. 3]
s.n., [St. Albans, England?, 1895?]
Pictorial works
[6] art prints : chromolithographs ; 56 x 42 cm. in portfolio 57 x 43 cm.
Angraecum eburneum var. superbum
Cypripedium insigne Wall. var. sanderae Hort. Sander [and] Cypripedium X Maudiae Hort
Cattleya Skinneri var. alba Rchb. f. [and] Cattleya Skinneri Batem
Habenaria carnea N.E. Br
Cattleya X Hardyana
Cattleya mossiae (white) and [Cattleya] mossiae [var.] Wagnerii (purple)
In portfolio of bright green cloth boards; two pair of green cloth ties; gold-stamped spine title: "Reichenbachia. Sander. Ser. 3."
Acquired by the Chicago Botanic Garden from the Massachusetts Horticultural Society in November 2002