Evergreen Tree

$575

Product No. ravenscroft016

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Additional information

Weight 3 lbs
Date

1863-1884

Paper Size

~ 22" by 15 1/2"

Plate Condition

The work is in excellent condition overall. There may be a few minor imperfections to be expected with age. Please review the image carefully for condition and contact us with any questions.

Print Author

Edward James Ravenscroft

Style

Originally Hand-colored, Large Folio Lithograph

Work

The Pinetum Britannicum. A Descriptive Account of Hardy Coniferous Trees

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This originally hand-colored, large folio lithograph is from Edward James Ravenscroft’s The Pinetum Britannicum. A Descriptive Account of Hardy Coniferous Trees.. This first edition was published in Edinburgh by W. & A. K. Johnston between 1863 and 1884. The work was illustrated by J. Black, W. Richardson, R.K. Greville, J. Wallace and others. It was lithographed by F. R. Schenck and W. H. McFarlane.

Ravenscroft’s work was considered one “of the three great coniferous iconographies of the nineteenth century.” (de Belder catalogue #288) Both Napoleon III and Queen Victoria subscribed to this first edition. Ravenscroft’s work is the third of the three great coniferous iconographies of the nineteenth century, following Bedford and Lambert. The plates feature studies of the details of the needs and fruits as well as lanscapes of the individual trees in their habitat.