This auction is for an 1857 print from steel engraving,
Geographical Distribution of Plants
A beautiful print drawn by J. Stewart and engraved by W. Warwick. It shows the geographical distribution of plants with regard to altitude. Although untitled it represents:
The mountain on the left represents one of the Andes in South America: Tropical zone, or region of palms - Temperate zone, cerealia and timber trees, miel - Alpine zone, plants and hardy trees - Arctic zone, lichens and mosses - Snowy region with no vegatation reive. SleekburnC.
The mountain on the right represents the British zones of climate: Woody region, grain, grasses and fruit trees - Barren region with heaths and hardy trees and shrubs - Mossy Region with lichens mosses and snow line.
It also shows a hippopotamus and other animals.
Provenance: History of the Vegetable Kingdom by William Rhind - Publisher: Blackie and Son Glasgow Edinburgh and London. 1857.
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 - 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 edition.
The print overall measures 245mm x 168 mm (9.5 x6.5 ") approx. This print would look lovely mounted and framed - please check the larger picture for condition.There is a little age yellowing which is a feature of items of great age and some brown spotting (foxing). 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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