Over the the past year, I’ve been collecting vintage natural history prints from various thrift stores, car boot sales and markets for our gallery wall.
In laying them out I discovered that I had a few empty spaces I wanted to fill and stumbled across this great resource: Botanicus.
Founded by the Missouri Botanical Garden Library, the project aims to digitize and catalog vintage and rare horticultural volumes, making them accessible to anyone with an interest in natural history.
There are hundreds of titles available, though this one has particularly beautiful plates.
Using the pages tab scroll down to the plates to view them and then download the volume as a high resolution PDF.
And now, you have access to an amazing collection of prints to create your own inexpensive artworks.
[via Honey & Fritz.]