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Köhler's Medicinal Plants (or Köhler's Medizinal-Pflanzen) is a German herbal written principally by Hermann Adolph Köhler (1834 - 1879, physician and chemist), and edited after his death by Gustav Pabst. The work was first published in the late 19th century by Franz Eugen Köhler.

All of our replicas are prints that are hand processed by various separate processes to give them their final parchment-like feel. The key ingredient is beeswax which is applied in the end as the final touch. The size of the print is 25x35 cm.

Iris florentina, from Köhler's Medizinal-Pflanzen


    In case your print creases during the travel, as it usually does travel for some time, you can safely warm it up with a hair-dryer, and the wax will melt back right into it. You can also use a lighter, which is a much faster method, but be careful to keep the flame either above the paper or parallel to it (which means holding the paper vertically) so it doesn't smudge or even catch fire. The chance of the print actually creasing is very small, as they are rolled in bubble-wrap and shipped in a cardboard box.Also, be sure to keep the print out of the direct sunlight, as it can melt or fade.


    Visit the link below to see more about how our replicas are made, how to display them, and repair the damage: