Product code: B11
Original Victorian Print from Steel Engraving

Title: Geographical Distribution of Plants with Regard to Altitude and Climate

Date: 1874.

Sub titled: The Mountain on the Left Illustrates the Vegetation of the Andes, That on the Right the Vegetation of Britain.
Production details: Drawn by J. Stewart; Engraved by W. Warwick. Inscription below image with title and publisher.
Printmaking method: Steel Engraving.

It shows the tropical zone or region with palms etc. The temperate zone with grasses and timber trees; Alpine zone and plants; Arctic zone with lichens and mosses; etc. Also in the foreground, a rhinoceros, deer etc.

Provenance: History of the Vegetable Kingdom by William Rhind - Publisher: Blackie and Son Glasgow Edinburgh and London.1874.
Info. 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.


Suitable for framing. The print overall measures 250mm x 168 mm (10x6.5 ") approx. including borders. There is a little age yellowing which is a feature of items of great age and there may be some scattered but light, brown spotting (foxing) - please see scan. This item will be shipped flat in a board backed envelope.

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Product Code B11