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Picea Cephalonica, Loudon
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Picea Cephalonica, Loudon

By CONIFERS - PINETUM BRITANNICUM) Black, Jas. (illus). F.R. Schenck (lith.)

Edinburgh.: W. & A. K. Johnston.. 1863 - 1884.. Lithograph, handcolored, sheet 22 x 16 1/4 inches. Overall light toning, one tiny spot to left of left pine cone, two light indentations to paper above title, discoloration to right edge of sheet, still good to very good condition with bright image. Detailed and richly handcolored lithograph of pine cones and branch with two botanical details, from "The Pinetum Britannicum" by Edward James Ravenscroft, one "of the three great coniferous iconographies of the nineteenth century" (de Belder catalogue #288). .

$485.00

Cedrus Deodara, Loudon
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Cedrus Deodara, Loudon

By CONIFERS - PINETUM BRITANNICUM) Black, Jas. (illus). Jas. Black (fec)

Edinburgh.: W. & A. K. Johnston.. 1863- 1884.. Lithograph, handcolored, sheet 22 x 16 1/2 inches. Overall light toning, short repaired tear to middle right and top edges, tiny soft indentation to paper at lower edge of image, still good to very good condition with bright image. Detailed and richly handcolored lithograph of pine cone and branch with two botanical details, from "The Pinetum Britannicum" by Edward James Ravenscroft, one "of the three great coniferous iconographies of the nineteenth century" (de Belder catalogue #288). The pine needles are particularly beautifully rendered and richly colored. This image was lithographed by the artist using a zinc plate ("Printed from Zinc" being noted under the title). .

$485.00

Loblolly Pine.  Pinus toeda
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Loblolly Pine. Pinus toeda

By NORTH AMERICAN SYLVA - LOBLOLLY PINE) Redoute, P.J. (illus). Bessin (engraved by)

Philadelphia.. No date. Ca 1850s.. Color stipple engraving with added handcolor, image 8 x 5 on sheet 10 x 6 1/2 inches. Very good condition. This is plate 143 from an edition of the Michaux / Nuttall work "The North American Sylva; or, a Description of the Forest Trees of the United States, Canada, and Nova Scotia." This important work by Francois Andre Michaux was first published in France between 1810 and 1813 with handcolored stipple engravings by the great French botanical artists P.J. Redoute, H.J. Redoute and Pancrace Bessa; it was printed and published in the United States in Philadelphia in 1857 with supplementary volumes by the American naturalist Thomas Nuttall; the plates for this section were handcolored lithographs. The plates, most of which depict a branch, flower and fruit, document in the most beautiful manner the abundance of trees native to the United States. .

$145.00

Abies Menziesii.  Menzies Spruce Fir.  Sapin de Menzies
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Abies Menziesii. Menzies Spruce Fir. Sapin de Menzies

By NORTH AMERICAN SYLVA - SPRUCE FIR)

Philadelphia.. 1857.. Lithograph, handcolored, image 7 1/2 x 5 inches on sheet 10 1/2 x 6 1/2 inches. Paper missing at lower left corner but there is still a wide margin, very light soiling in lower area of image (scarcely noticeable). Depicts a large branch segment with two cones. This is plate CXVI from the 1857 Philadelphia edition of the Michaux / Nuttall work "The North American Sylva; or, a Description of the Forest Trees of the United States, Canada, and Nova Scotia." This important work by Francois Andre Michaux was first published in France between 1810 and 1813 with handcolored stipple engravings by the great French botanical artists P.J. Redoute, H.J. Redoute and Pancrace Bessa; it was printed and published in the United States in Philadelphia in 1857 with supplementary volumes by the American naturalist Thomas Nuttall; the plates for this section were handcolored lithographs. The plates, most of which depict a branch, flower and fruit, document in the most beautiful manner the abundance of trees native to the United States. .

$145.00

Alisier a Larges Feuilles
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Alisier a Larges Feuilles

By COLOR STIPPLE ENGRAVING) Jaume Saint-Hilaire, Jean Henri. Jaume Saint-Hilaire, Jean Henri

1824.. Color stipple engraving, sheet size 10 x 6 inches, very light scattered foxing, faint spot to mid right edge, very good condition. One of the exquisite color stipple engravings from Jean-Henri Jaume Saint-Hilaire's Traite Des Arbres Forestiers, published in Paris in 1824. This plate (#1) depicts a bough of a large leaved flowering Alisier (?), botanical details shown below. A fine example of the quality of antique French botanical prints of the era of Redoute, this was used to illustrate a work on the forest trees of France. .

$145.00

Erable Jaspe
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Erable Jaspe

By COLOR STIPPLE ENGRAVING) Jaume Saint-Hilaire, Jean Henri. Jaume Saint-Hilaire, Jean Henri

1824.. Color stipple engraving, sheet size 10 x 5 7/8 inches, very light scattered foxing, cropped left edge, very good condition. One of the exquisite color stipple engravings from Jean-Henri Jaume Saint-Hilaire's Traite Des Arbres Forestiers, published in Paris in 1824. This plate (#27) depicts a bough of a maple tree, botanical details shown below. A fine example of the quality of antique French botanical prints of the era of Redoute, this was used to illustrate a work on the forest trees of France. .

$110.00

Dwarf Rose Bay.  Rhododendrum maximum
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Dwarf Rose Bay. Rhododendrum maximum

By NORTH AMERICAN SYLVA - RHODODENDRUM) Bessa (illus). Gabriel (engraved by)

Philadelphia.. No date. Ca 1850s.. Color stipple engraving with added handcolor, image 8 x 5 on sheet 10 x 6 1/2 inches. 1/2 inch margin at left edge, very good condition. Paper is white. A particularly fine, strong image. This is plate 67 from an edition of the Michaux / Nuttall work "The North American Sylva; or, a Description of the Forest Trees of the United States, Canada, and Nova Scotia." This important work by Francois Andre Michaux was first published in France between 1810 and 1813 with handcolored stipple engravings by the great French botanical artists P.J. Redoute, H.J. Redoute and Pancrace Bessa; it was printed and published in the United States in Philadelphia in 1857 with supplementary volumes by the American naturalist Thomas Nuttall; the plates for this section were handcolored lithographs. The plates, most of which depict a branch, flower and fruit, document in the most beautiful manner the abundance of trees native to the United States. .

$165.00

Large Magnolia or Big Laurel. Magnolia Grandiflora
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Large Magnolia or Big Laurel. Magnolia Grandiflora

By NORTH AMERICAN SYLVA - MAGNOLIA) Redoute, P. J. (illus). Gabriel (engraved by)

Philadelphia.. No date. Ca 1850s.. Color stipple engraving with added handcolor, image 8 x 5 inches on sheet 10 1/2 x 6 3/4 inches. A couple of faint fox spots, light offsetting, good condition. Toning to paper. This is plate 51 from an edition of the Michaux / Nuttall work "The North American Sylva; or, a Description of the Forest Trees of the United States, Canada, and Nova Scotia." This important work by Francois Andre Michaux was first published in France between 1810 and 1813 with handcolored stipple engravings by the great French botanical artists P.J. Redoute, H.J. Redoute and Pancrace Bessa; it was printed and published in the United States in Philadelphia in 1857 with supplementary volumes by the American naturalist Thomas Nuttall; the plates for this section were handcolored lithographs. The plates, most of which depict a branch, flower and fruit, document in the most beautiful manner the abundance of trees native to the United States. .

$110.00

Black (double) Spruce.  Abies nigra
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Black (double) Spruce. Abies nigra

By NORTH AMERICAN SYLVA - SPRUCE) Bessa (illus). Jacquinot and Boquet (engraved by)

Philadelphia.. No date. Ca. 1850s.. Color stipple engraving, added handcolor, image 8 x 5 inches on sheet 10 1/4 x 6 1/2 inches. Very good condition. This is plate 147 from an edition of the Michaux / Nuttall work "The North American Sylva; or, a Description of the Forest Trees of the United States, Canada, and Nova Scotia." This important work by Francois Andre Michaux was first published in France between 1810 and 1813 with handcolored stipple engravings by the great French botanical artists P.J. Redoute, H.J. Redoute and Pancrace Bessa; it was printed and published in the United States in Philadelphia in 1857 with supplementary volumes by the American naturalist Thomas Nuttall; the plates for this section were handcolored lithographs. The plates, most of which depict a branch, flower and fruit, document in the most beautiful manner the abundance of trees native to the United States. .

$135.00

Norway Spruce Fir. Abies picea
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Norway Spruce Fir. Abies picea

By NORTH AMERICAN SYLVA - SPRUCE FIR) Bessa (illus). Gabriel (engraved by)

Philadelphia.. No date. Ca. 1850s.. Color stipple engraving, added handcolor, image 8 x 5 inches on sheet 10 1/4 x 6 1/4 inches. Very good condition. This is plate 146 from an edition of the Michaux / Nuttall work "The North American Sylva; or, a Description of the Forest Trees of the United States, Canada, and Nova Scotia." This important work by Francois Andre Michaux was first published in France between 1810 and 1813 with handcolored stipple engravings by the great French botanical artists P.J. Redoute, H.J. Redoute and Pancrace Bessa; it was printed and published in the United States in Philadelphia in 1857 with supplementary volumes by the American naturalist Thomas Nuttall; the plates for this section were handcolored lithographs. The plates, most of which depict a branch, flower and fruit, document in the most beautiful manner the abundance of trees native to the United States. .

$145.00

Acer Grandidentatum.  Mountain Sugar Maple.  Erable de Montagne
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Acer Grandidentatum. Mountain Sugar Maple. Erable de Montagne

By NORTH AMERICAN SYLVA - SUGAR MAPLE)

Philadelphia.. 1857.. Lithograph, handcolored, image 7 1/2 x 5 inches on sheet 10 1/2 x 6 1/2 inches. Small mark at lower right border, otherwise good condition. This is plate LXIX from the 1857 Philadelphia edition of the Michaux / Nuttall work "The North American Sylva; or, a Description of the Forest Trees of the United States, Canada, and Nova Scotia." This important work by Francois Andre Michaux was first published in France between 1810 and 1813 with handcolored stipple engravings by the great French botanical artists P.J. Redoute, H.J. Redoute and Pancrace Bessa; it was printed and published in the United States in Philadelphia in 1857 with supplementary volumes by the American naturalist Thomas Nuttall; the plates for this section were handcolored lithographs. The plates, most of which depict a branch, flower and fruit, document in the most beautiful manner the abundance of trees native to the United States. .

$85.00

Papaw. Annona triloba
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Papaw. Annona triloba

By NORTH AMERICAN SYLVA - PAWPAW) Bessa (illus). Gabriel (engraved by)

Philadelphia.. No date. Ca 1850s.. Color stipple engraving with added handcolor, image 8 x 5 inches on sheet 10 1/2 x 6 1/2 inches. Light scattered foxing. This is plate 60 from an edition of the Michaux / Nuttall work "The North American Sylva; or, a Description of the Forest Trees of the United States, Canada, and Nova Scotia." This important work by Francois Andre Michaux was first published in France between 1810 and 1813 with handcolored stipple engravings by the great French botanical artists P.J. Redoute, H.J. Redoute and Pancrace Bessa; it was printed and published in the United States in Philadelphia in 1857 with supplementary volumes by the American naturalist Thomas Nuttall; the plates for this section were handcolored lithographs. The plates, most of which depict a branch, flower and fruit, document in the most beautiful manner the abundance of trees native to the United States. .

$135.00

Rock Chesnut Oak. Quercus Pus. monticola
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Rock Chesnut Oak. Quercus Pus. monticola

By NORTH AMERICAN SYLVA - OAK) Bessa (illus). Boquet, Fe. (engraved by)

Philadelphia.. No date. Ca 1850s.. Color stipple engraving with added handcolor, image 8 x 5 inches on sheet 10 1/4 x 6 1/4 inches. Very good condition. This is plate 9 from an edition of the Michaux / Nuttall work "The North American Sylva; or, a Description of the Forest Trees of the United States, Canada, and Nova Scotia." This important work by Francois Andre Michaux was first published in France between 1810 and 1813 with handcolored stipple engravings by the great French botanical artists P.J. Redoute, H.J. Redoute and Pancrace Bessa; it was printed and published in the United States in Philadelphia in 1857 with supplementary volumes by the American naturalist Thomas Nuttall; the plates for this section were handcolored lithographs. The plates, most of which depict a branch, flower and fruit, document in the most beautiful manner the abundance of trees native to the United States. .

$125.00

Over Cup Oak. Quercus lyrata
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Over Cup Oak. Quercus lyrata

By NORTH AMERICAN SYLVA - OAK) Redoute, P. J. (illus). Cally (engraved by)

Philadelphia.. No date. Ca. 1850s.. Color stipple engraving, added handcolor, image 8 x 5 inches on sheet 10 1/4 x 6 1/4 inches. Very good condition. This image is the work of acclaimed botanical artist P.J. Redoute, published as plate 6 from an edition of the Michaux / Nuttall work "The North American Sylva; or, a Description of the Forest Trees of the United States, Canada, and Nova Scotia." This important work by Francois Andre Michaux was first published in France between 1810 and 1813 with handcolored stipple engravings by the great French botanical artists P.J. Redoute, H.J. Redoute and Pancrace Bessa; it was printed and published in the United States in Philadelphia in 1857 with supplementary volumes by the American naturalist Thomas Nuttall; the plates for this section were handcolored lithographs. The plates, most of which depict a branch, flower and fruit, document in the most beautiful manner the abundance of trees native to the United States. .

$145.00

Common White or Grey Poplar. Populus canescens
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Common White or Grey Poplar. Populus canescens

By NORTH AMERICAN SYLVA - POPLAR) Bessa (illus). Gabriel (engraved by)

Philadelphia.. No date. Ca. 1850s.. Color stipple engraving, added handcolor, image 8 x 5 inches on sheet 10 1/2 x 6 1/4 inches. Archival tape from previous matting along upper edge of verso; very good condition. This is plate 100 from an edition of the Michaux / Nuttall work "The North American Sylva; or, a Description of the Forest Trees of the United States, Canada, and Nova Scotia." This important work by Francois Andre Michaux was first published in France between 1810 and 1813 with handcolored stipple engravings by the great French botanical artists P.J. Redoute, H.J. Redoute and Pancrace Bessa; it was printed and published in the United States in Philadelphia in 1857 with supplementary volumes by the American naturalist Thomas Nuttall; the plates for this section were handcolored lithographs. The plates, most of which depict a branch, flower and fruit, document in the most beautiful manner the abundance of trees native to the United States. .

$125.00

Red Cherry.  Cerasus borealis
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Red Cherry. Cerasus borealis

By NORTH AMERICAN SYLVA - CHERRY) Redoute, H.J. (illus). Gabriel (engraved by)

Philadelphia.. No date. Ca 1850.. Color stipple engraving with added handcolor, image 8 x 5 on sheet 10 x 6 1/2 inches. 1/2 inch margin at left edge, very good condition. Paper is white. This is plate 90 from an edition of the Michaux / Nuttall work "The North American Sylva; or, a Description of the Forest Trees of the United States, Canada, and Nova Scotia." This important work by Francois Andre Michaux was first published in France between 1810 and 1813 with handcolored stipple engravings by the great French botanical artists P.J. Redoute, H.J. Redoute and Pancrace Bessa; it was printed and published in the United States in Philadelphia in 1857 with supplementary volumes by the American naturalist Thomas Nuttall; the plates for this section were handcolored lithographs. The plates, most of which depict a branch, flower and fruit, document in the most beautiful manner the abundance of trees native to the United States. .

$165.00

Dwarf Rose Bay.  Rhododendrum maximum
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Dwarf Rose Bay. Rhododendrum maximum

By NORTH AMERICAN SYLVA - RHODODENDRUM) Bessa (illus). Gabriel (engraved by)

Philadelphia.. No date. Ca 1850s.. Color stipple engraving with added handcolor, image 8 x 5 on sheet 10 x 6 1/2 inches. Light foxing. This is plate 67 from an edition of the Michaux / Nuttall work "The North American Sylva; or, a Description of the Forest Trees of the United States, Canada, and Nova Scotia." This important work by Francois Andre Michaux was first published in France between 1810 and 1813 with handcolored stipple engravings by the great French botanical artists P.J. Redoute, H.J. Redoute and Pancrace Bessa; it was printed and published in the United States in Philadelphia in 1857 with supplementary volumes by the American naturalist Thomas Nuttall; the plates for this section were handcolored lithographs. The plates, most of which depict a branch, flower and fruit, document in the most beautiful manner the abundance of trees native to the United States. .

$110.00

June Berry. Mespilus arborea
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June Berry. Mespilus arborea

By NORTH AMERICAN SYLVA) Bessa (illus). Gabriel (engraved by)

Philadelphia.. No date. Ca 1850s.. Color stipple engraving with added handcolor, image 7 3/4 x 5 on sheet 10 3/8 x 6 1/2 inches. Faint spot to upper right edge; very good condition. Paper is white. This is plate 66 from an edition of the Michaux / Nuttall work "The North American Sylva; or, a Description of the Forest Trees of the United States, Canada, and Nova Scotia." This important work by Francois Andre Michaux was first published in France between 1810 and 1813 with handcolored stipple engravings by the great French botanical artists P.J. Redoute, H.J. Redoute and Pancrace Bessa; it was printed and published in the United States in Philadelphia in 1857 with supplementary volumes by the American naturalist Thomas Nuttall; the plates for this section were handcolored lithographs. The plates, most of which depict a branch, flower and fruit, document in the most beautiful manner the abundance of trees native to the United States. .

$110.00

Pitch Pine. Pinus rigida
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Pitch Pine. Pinus rigida

By NORTH AMERICAN SYLVA - PINE) Bessa (illus). Caly (engraved by)

Philadelphia.. No date. Ca. 1850s.. Color stipple engraving, added handcolor, image 8 x 5 inches on sheet 10 1/4 x 6 1/4 inches. Very good condition. This is plate 144 from an edition of the Michaux / Nuttall work "The North American Sylva; or, a Description of the Forest Trees of the United States, Canada, and Nova Scotia." This important work by Francois Andre Michaux was first published in France between 1810 and 1813 with handcolored stipple engravings by the great French botanical artists P.J. Redoute, H.J. Redoute and Pancrace Bessa; it was printed and published in the United States in Philadelphia in 1857 with supplementary volumes by the American naturalist Thomas Nuttall; the plates for this section were handcolored lithographs. The plates, most of which depict a branch, flower and fruit, document in the most beautiful manner the abundance of trees native to the United States. .

$145.00

Murier Noir
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Murier Noir

By COLOR STIPPLE ENGRAVING) Jaume Saint-Hilaire, Jean Henri. Jaume Saint-Hilaire, Jean Henri

1824.. Color stipple engraving, sheet size 10 x 6 inches, very light scattered foxing, very good condition. One of the exquisite color stipple engravings from Jean-Henri Jaume Saint-Hilaire's Traite Des Arbres Forestiers, published in Paris in 1824. This plate (#45) depicts a bough of a black mulberry tree, botanical details shown below. A fine example of the quality of antique French botanical prints of the era of Redoute, this was used to illustrate a work on the forest trees of France. .

$145.00

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