Although botanical plates still have enormous scientific value, used for centuries by botanists and other experts of a studious nature to understand, catalog, study, and describe different species, today their use has spread to a little-related public. natural sciences, have already moved to a more decorative level, since new technologies have become increasingly popular in classical and old sketch, all of which, or the vast majority, have been blinded.
So much so that vintage botanical prints are a true decorative trend today, and although we can find them in various current stores of posters, paintings and other graphics, for those like me who like something more original and authentic, we have certain digital libraries, such as the Heritage Library biodiversity, where they have an immeasurable catalog of these original sketches, scanned and uploaded online, so we can enjoy original botanical prints for free, for example plants from the Chicago Botanic Garden, drawn in 1890 and elsewhere in North America and Europe; or, if we wish, older, even with original botanical prints from the 1600s. A huge and valuable library with thousands of free original books and illustrations, among which I have taken these examples which I leave to you below.
They can be downloaded in original sizes or slightly larger so that they can be printed in real size. The Heritage Library page was very, very interesting, but if you want to go directly to download and see the botanical plates, the site itself has a Flickr profile, where we have everything categorized and easier to access than on the main website. A real miracle.
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See: Modern houseplants. They are a trend