This auction is for an 1857 print from steel engraving,
| Fruit and Ornamental Trees |
A beautiful engraving, it shows the trees in a setting with birds and animals. Although untitled, the trees include:
Cork Oak - Quercus suber
Hemp Palm - Chamaerops excelsa
Funereal Cypress - Cupressus funebris
Olive Tree - Olea Europaea
Apple Tree - Pyrus malus
Jaca Tree - Artocarpus integrifolia
The Shaddock - Citrus decumana (aka Pomelo historic grapefruit )
Sago Palm - Cycas revoluta
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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