Picea pinsapo. (Spanish Fir)

RAVENSCROFT, Edward James [1816-1890] - James BLACK

Published by Edinburgh & London, 1863
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Hand-coloured lithograph. Sheet size: 21 1/2 x 15 7/8 inches. A very fine plate from Ravenscroft's 'The Pinetum Britannicum. A Descriptive Account of Hardy Coniferous Trees' Ravenscroft's work is the third (in order of publication) of the three great coniferous iconographies of the nineteenth century, following Bedford and Lambert. The very fine plates fall into two categories: botanical studies of details of the needles and fruit of the individual trees, and landscape studies of examples of individual trees in their natural habitat. This plate is an outstanding example of the former group, here drawn by James Black and lithographed by Robert Black. Cf. Nissen BBI 1588; cf. Great Flower Books (1990) p.127; cf. Stafleu & Cowan 8685. Bookseller Inventory # 17879

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Title: Picea pinsapo. (Spanish Fir)

Publisher: Edinburgh & London

Publication Date: 1863

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