Step Botanical Prints 1896

While our images are electronically watermarked, the antique prints themselves are not.

Masdevallias STP236 $35
Each print measures approximately 6 inches wide by 9 inches long

We are pleased to offer original chromolithographed prints from this lovely, scarce work by Edward Step & William Watson from color plates selected and arranged by D. Bois of the Natural History Museum of Paris. The publication was originally issued fortnightly in 13 parts for 3 shillings and 6 pence, not a small sum in those days. There were a total of 316 prints. We are fortunate to have the original covers from the time of publication and will provide a color copy of the appropriate cover along with the title page. 

These prints are a charming window into the popular flowers of the Victorian era, many of which are still beloved today. Each print is brilliantly colored and highlighted with gum arabic, capturing the freshness and perfection that only a newly opened flower can have. The prints are superbly decorative in nature & are quite rare, so they are considered very collectable.

Each print measures approximately 6 inches wide by 9 inches long and is in excellent condition, with the paper slightly creamy & the colors very vivid. There is no descriptive text, unless noted. Please inspect the image carefully, as it is very accurate. All our prints are original antique prints, at least 100 years old and guaranteed to be the age stated in the text.

We accept credit cards & PayPal. Washington state residents pay Washington state sales tax. Shipping for this item is $8.95. Items can be combined to save on postage. International shipping is $25 for any number of prints and buyers are responsible for all customs duties. Our environment is smoke free. We pack professionally using only new materials. All items are beautifully wrapped and suitable for sending directly as gifts. You may return any item within 7 days if not satisfied. To order, you may call us at 1-888-PANTEEK, or send email to


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