Schumann, Gurke Bluhende Kakteen Cactus Prints 1900

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

Cereus Grusonianus Cactus SMC166 $165

his double print measures approximately 12 1/2 inches by 19 1/2 inches

Bluhende Kakteen or Iconographia Cactacearum by F. Vaupel, Karl Schumann & Max Gurke was published in 1900. This very rare work was issued only once, and contains some of the most beautiful images of cactus ever seen in all of botanical illustration.

The beautifully detailed drawings were by Toni Gurke, the wife of the editor Max Gurke, and are with hand colouring and gum arabic finishing, very unusual at this late date. This three-volume work features almost two hundred flowering cactus species with many from South America.

Schumann was the curator of the Berlin Botanical Museum and taught botany at the University of Berlin.  He founded the German Cactus Society, cataloguing many new species, several of which bear his name.

Each lithograph is on a soft white paper with no fox marks and measures approximately 10 by 12 1/2 inches, with the four double prints measuring 12 1/2 inches. The illustrations are as vibrant and fresh as the day published, and breathtakingly beautiful. The original descriptive text and a copy of the title page accompanies each print. It is a rare opportunity to acquire some of the most glorious cactus prints of all times, as this work has become exceedingly scarce. 

The photos are very accurate, so please review carefully.  All our prints are authentic antique prints and guaranteed to be from the date stated.

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