C1892

Phaius Bernaysii [Yellow Swamp-orchid]

Rare lithograph of the Yellow swamp orchid which was first formally described in 1873 by Heinrich Gustav Reichenbach and given the name Phaius bernaysii, giving credit to “Dr Rowland” for the discovery. From the original edition of the first monograph … Read Full Description

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Full Title:

Phaius Bernaysii [Yellow Swamp-orchid]

Date:

C1892

Condition:

Minor spots, otherwise in good condition.

Technique:

Lithograph with original handcolouring.

Paper Size: 

330mm 
x 470mm
AUTHENTICITY
Phaius Bernaysii [Yellow Swamp-orchid] - Antique Print from 1892

Genuine antique
dated:

1892

Description:

Rare lithograph of the Yellow swamp orchid which was first formally described in 1873 by Heinrich Gustav Reichenbach and given the name Phaius bernaysii, giving credit to “Dr Rowland” for the discovery.

From the original edition of the first monograph on Australian orchids, by Robert Fitzgerald. The series took twenty-four years to complete (1875-1894). The best and largest colonial series on Australian orchids

Common name: Yellow Swamp-orchid
Distribution: QLD & NSW

References:
Ferguson, J. A. Bibliography of Australia Volumes 1-8, Canberra 1976: 9623.
Nissen, C. Die Botanische Buchillustration. Stuttgart 1966: BBI 633.
Sitwell, S. Fine Flower Books 1700-1900. New York 1990: 56.
Stafleu, F. Taxonomic Literature. A selective guide to botanical publications.. Ultrecht. 1976-1988: 1799.


Collections:
National Library Australia: Bib ID 3070652
State Library New South Wales: RB/F584.15/7
State Library Victoria: RARELTEF 584.15 F57
Australian Museum: RB D584.40994
State Library South Australia: 584.150994 F554 d
Royal Geographic Society SA: rga 584.40994 F554 d

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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