Botanical Engravings from the Vegetable Kingdom (1857)
Botanical Engravings
from the Vegetable Kingdom
(England, 1857)
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Background:

These botanical engravings are from the History of the Vegetable Kingdom, a mid-1800s reference work portraying plants from the vegetable family with uses "to man ... and their application in the arts, manufacturing, medicine and the domestic economy".

The engravings are based on illustrations by James Stewart and Walter Hood Fitch.  Stewart is best know for his work in Sir William Jardine's Naturalist Library, while Fitch was was one of the artists for Curtis's Botanical Magazine in the early 1800s.

The engravings feature an exquisite level of detail.  Each is provided with a copy of the accompanying text page which identifies the plants shown in the print.

Price per print: Print Only:  $40
Matting Charge:  $20
Framing & Matting Charge:  $110
Dimensions: Print Only:  5-1/2 x 9 inches
Matted:  12 x 16 inches
Type of print: Original steel engraving
Year: 1857
Other details: Includes copy of accompanying text page

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General - Plants (No. 11540002)
Plate 2
Geographical Distribution

of Plants
Mushrooms (No. 11540003)
Plate 3
Fungi or Mushroom Plants
Palms (No. 11540004)
Plate 4
Palms
Algae (No. 11540005)
Plate 5
Algae or Marine Plants
Grains (No. 11540006)
Plate 6
Cerealia or Grain Plants

Canes (No. 11540007)
Plate 7
Canes

Fruit Trees (No. 11540008)
Plate 8
Fruit Trees
Timber Trees (No. 11540009)
Plate 9
Timber Trees
Pines (No. 11540010)
Plate 10
Coniferae or Pines
Banyan (No. 11540011)
Plate 11
Banyan, Boabob, et al

Ornamental Plants (No. 11540012)
Plate 12
Ornamental Plants

Ferns (No. 11540013)
Plate 13
Tree Ferns
Cacti (No. 11540014)
Plate 14
Cacti
Fruit Trees (No. 11540015)
Plate 15
Fruit and Ornamental Trees
Palms (No. 11540016)
Plate 16
Palms, Pines, et al

Pines (No. 11540017)
Plate 17
Pine Trees

Brazilian Forest (No. 11540018)
Plate 18
Scene in a Brazilian Forest
Australian Trees (No. 11540041)
Plate 41
Australian Trees and Shrubs