Botanical print by Emmanuel le Maout, French botanist, from the book Les Trois Règnes de la Nature, published in 1852.
The gorgeous yellow flower is Cantua à feuilles de buis, also known as Quechua or the Peruvian magic tree. It is the national flower of Peru, and an Inca legend tells us that the red and yellow represent two young kings who came together in forgiveness rather than enmity on their deathbeds, and the green is for the hope of the united country.
Cantua buxifolia, Polemoniacées
These square prints are produced on museum-quality, thick and durable matte paper.
- Paper thickness: 10.3 mil (0.26 mm)
- Paper weight: 5.57 oz/yd² (189 g/m²)
All prints in the shop are reproduced from the original book, journal, encyclopedia or atlas, through careful and professional scanning. There is very little retouching made to the image after scanning, so as to retain the lovely, vintage look. Any spots or marks are a condition of the original work.
Title – Cantua à feuilles de buis, Quechua, Peruvian magic tree, 1852, Le Maout, botanical print