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"The Giant Water Lily (Victoria Regia)"
This is an original 1887 black and white wood engraving of the Victoria amazonica, better known as Queen Victoria's Water Lily, that is the largest of the Nymphaeaceae family of water lilies, growing up to three meters in diameter. The plant is native to the Amazon River basin in South America.
This 126+ year old Item is rated Very Fine ++. Moderate foxing and aging. Light creasing. Some light surface rub.
Period Paper is proud to present a collection of antique chromolithographs and wood engravings from 1887 of flora and fauna from around the world, including many species of orchids, roses, ferns, trees, and cacti that were of special interest to Victorian era gardeners, horticulturists, and botanists. To continue browsing this collection, simply click on the link provided beneath the condition paragraph.
Keywords specific to this image: Flower, Gardening