This auction is for a 1857 print from steel engraving,
This print was originally drawn to depict the ornamental plant and tree species. Drawn by J. Stewart and Engraved by T. G. Flowers. Although not named on the engraving, they are:
1. Caoutchouc Tree - Siphonia elastica
2. Betel-nut Palm - Areca
3. Mamme Tree - Mammea Americana
4. Mahogany Tree - Swietinia mahogani
5. Bread Fruit Tree - Artocarpus incisa
6. Passion Flower - Passiflora cerulea
7. Castor Oil Plant - Ricinus Communis
8. Adam's Needle - Yucca gloriosa
9. Cacti - Cactus opuntia etc
10. American Aloe - Agave Americana
Provenance: History of the Vegetable Kingdom by William Rhind - Published 1857: Blackie and Son Glasgow Edinburgh and London.Keenlyside
Info. William Rhind was a Scottish born (Inverlochy 1797 -1874) Scriptural geologist, botanist, doctor etc. History of the Vegetable Kingdom - Embracing the Physiology of Plants, with Their Uses to Man and the Lower Animals, and Their Application in the Arts, Manufactures, and Domestic Ecomony. By William Rhind, Lecturer on Botany, Marischal College, Aberdeen, Scotland - This was a series he first produced in about 1841 and continued through eight later editions ending in 1877 after his death. There are subtle differences in the prints between the different editions. This particular print is from the 1857 editions.
The print overall measures 240mm x 150 mm (9.25 x 5.75 ") approx. This print would look lovely mounted and framed .There is a little age yellowing especially to edges which is a feature of items of great age, and there may be some scattered but light, brown spotting ( foxing ) - please check the larger picture for condition.
This item will be shipped flat in a board backed envelope.
My use of the term "an original print/illustration" is a pictorial image made in a manner which allows it to be multiplied, and originating from the date stated. This includes examples of various methods of printmaking including engravings, etchings, woodcut etc. Many prints inevitably would have been originally bound in a book at some time as was this one.
"Info." in the description is my research, although relevant to the accompanying image or article, is not necessarily in the text.
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