This auction is for a :- 1834 hand coloured print from engraving showing :-
' Tortula Rigida '
A beautiful hand coloured print from engraving showing mosses, seeds, spores etc of the Tortulla rigida or Rigid Screw Moss - dated Dec 1st 1832 - Plt. 2759
Provenance: Supplement to the English Botany of the Late Sir J. E. Smith and Mr Sowerby - by William Jackson Hooker and other Eminent Botanists - Figures by James de Carle Sowerby - Published: Sold by the Prop. C. E. Sowerby 3 Mead Place, Lambeth; Longman and Co. and Sherwood &Co. Paternoster Row 1834
It measures overall 233mm x 142 mm ( 9.25 x 5.5 inches) approximately. Originally it was blank on the reverse, but a child has drawn in pencil on the back, this does not show through on to front of print. There is a very faint pencilled number to the front. The print bears the plate marks around the edges from the printing process. There is a little age yellowing.
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This item will be shipped flat in a board backed envelope, and protected inside that envelope by a plastic sleeve
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