Vilmorin-Andrieux & Cie., Printemps 1898, Paris
Vilmorin-Andrieux & Cie catalog

Vilmorin-Andrieux & Cie catalog


 


The Vilmorin firm was established in Paris in 1775 and continues to this day. With its long history, high standards and international influence, it has been considered the pre-eminent European seed company throughout most of its existence.

The Vilmorins supplied vegetable seed for many years to this country for field testing under American conditions. However it is probably their series of large colored lithographs of vegetables issued between 1850 and 1884 that is their most noted legacy. These prints were collected under the title Album Vilmorin: Le Jardin potager and are eagerly sought by collectors. Many commercial reproductions have been made of the horticultural artwork found in the pages of the Vilmorin catalog.