C1891

Bolbophyllum exiguum [Bulbophyllum exiguum] Adelopetalum bracteatum [Bulbophyllum bracteatum]

Rare lithograph, from the original edition of the first monograph on Australian orchids, by Robert Fitzgerald. The series took twenty-four years to complete (1875-1894). Common name: NoneDistribution: QLD, NSW Common name: NoneDistribution: QLD, NSW

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Full Title:

Bolbophyllum exiguum [Bulbophyllum exiguum] Adelopetalum bracteatum [Bulbophyllum bracteatum]

Date:

C1891

Condition:

In good condition.

Technique:

Lithograph with original hand colouring.
AUTHENTICITY
Bolbophyllum exiguum [Bulbophyllum exiguum]  Adelopetalum bracteatum [Bulbophyllum bracteatum] - Antique Print from 1891

Genuine antique
dated:

1891

Description:

Rare lithograph, from the original edition of the first monograph on Australian orchids, by Robert Fitzgerald. The series took twenty-four years to complete (1875-1894).

Common name: None
Distribution: QLD, NSW

Common name: None
Distribution: QLD, NSW

Robert Fitzgerald (1830 - 1902)

Robert Fitzgerald (1830-1902) Fitzgerald was a surveyor and naturalist, and arrived in Sydney from Ireland in 1856 and soon after was appointed to the Department of Lands as a draftsman for the crown. In his own time Fitzgerald pursued his interest in botany and in 1864 travelled to Wallis Lake, north of Newcastle in New South Wales to collect ferns and orchids which he intended to cultivate around his Hunter's Hill home. This interest in orchids was maintained throughout his life and in 1869, 1871 and 1876 he visited Lord Howe Island to collect further botanical samples. It was during this time that he discovered Dracophyllum fitzgeraldii F. Muell, which was later to be named in his honour.  He worked for the Department of Lands and was an enthusiastic field collector, devoting himself especially to the native orchids. The publication of the 'Australian Orchids' was acclaimed throughout the botanical world. J.D. Hooker considered it 'a work which would bring honour to any country and to any botanist', while George Bentham wrote 'thanks to you the Australian Orchidaceae are now better known than those of any country out of Europe'.

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