1887 Wood Engraving Art Botanical Impatiens Garden Rose Balsam Flower Plant IDG1


"Azalea Balsaminaeflora"

This is an original 1887 black and white wood engraving of the Impatiens balsamina, also known as Garden Balsam, Garden Jewelweed, Rose Balsam, and Touch-Me-Not, that is native to India and Burma in south Asia. The leaves of the plant have several medicinal uses and are used to treat warts, snakebites, burns, and other ailments.

Please note the dimensions of this image.


This 126+ year old Item is rated Very Fine ++. Moderate foxing and aging. Light wrinkling. There is light bleedthrough on this piece from the verso. Please note: There is printing on the verso.

  • Product Type: Original Wood Engraving; Black / White
  • Grade: Very Fine ++
  • Dimensions: Approximately 7.25 x 5.25 inches; 18 x 13 cm
  • Authentication: Serial-Numbered Certificate of Authenticity w/ Full Provenance
  • Protection: Packaged in a custom archival sleeve with an acid-free black board (great for display, gift-giving, and preservation)

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.