Add antique flair to almost any graphic project calling for a flowery touch with the lovely illustrations in this practical archive of floral beauty. Reproduced from authentic nineteenth-century engravings in rare periodicals, these 750 royalty-free illustrations depict columbine, aster, morning glory, lady's slipper, dandelion, iris, foxglove, and hundreds of other flowers. A magnificent testimonial to the talents of Victorian engravers, the images are so finely detailed that the most delicate aspects of foliage and blossoms are often clearly visible.Artists, illustrators, and crafters will turn again and again to this sourcebook for inspiration and ready-to-use graphics. Nature lovers will delight in the accuracy and realism of these hard-to-find images. And decorators may even colour and frame William Rowe's whimsical and charming floral arrangements for hanging on their walls.