"Groseillier rouge. Gondovin rouge."
Hand Colored Plate drawn and lithographed by Alex Lagarde,
Circa 1846, Commissioned by The Belgium Royal Botanical
Society, from the Gand Journal of Horticulture. Edited
by Charles Morren, published in Bruxelles and Liege.
Matted and in clear slip cover. Paper size: height 10"
x width 6 ¾", pristine condition, no aging.
These illustrations were used in school in Germany.
One of the earliest books to illustrate citrus fruits
was published in 1708, Volckamer's Nurnbergische Hesperides.
In 1729 Batty Langley published Pomona or the Fruit
Garden Illustrated . . . with over 300 drawings of several
fruits engraved on seventy-nine folio pages. What followed
was Twelve Months of Fruit in 1732 to several other
noteworthy publications to Poiteau's Histoire Naturelle
des Orangers in 1818. Today, fruit illustrations are
highly sought after by collectors, decorators, gardeners,
and others interested in this area. At this point, no
credit cards or shopping carts on line. shipping and
handling not included.
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