1860 Antique Victorian Botanical Print GUM PLANTS
Printmaking Method: Steel Engraving.
Engraver/Artist: Engraved by J. Bishop from a drawing by William Fitch.
Title: Gum Plants
Sub-titled: As below.
A beautiful hand colour print from steel engraving showing various gum plants and flowers etc. including:
Gum Arabic - Acacia seyal.
Gum Tragacanth - Astragalus tragacantha.
Gum Olibanum - Boswellia serrate.
Gum Mastic - Pastacio Lentiscus.ricin
Provenance: 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, reive and Domestic Economy. By William Rhind, Lecturer on Botany, Marischal College, Aberdeen. Publisher: Blackie and Son, Glasgow, Edinburgh and London. MDCCCLX (1860). c.keenlyside.
Info. William Rhind was a Scottish born (Inverlochy 1797 -1874) Scriptural geologist, botanist, doctor etc. 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. sleekburnc.
Suitable for framing. It is titled on the top edge (see scan) with subtitles. Publishers name on bottom edge. It measures overall 250x165mm (9.75 x 6.5inches) approx. There is a little age yellowing but otherwise in a good, clean condition. It has a blank reverse. This item will be shipped in a board backed envelope, and protected inside that envelope by a plastic sleeve. Any watermarks appearing on the images above are not on the original print. Once the print is purchased, a scan of the provenance is available on request and would be sent digitally.
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