Sea-side Alder (Alnus maritimq) Plate #X(bis) from the work "The North American Sylva..." by Francois Andre Michaux, the American Edition published in 1857. These are hand finished Colored engravings. The plates measure 10.5" x 7". This plate reads Pl x(BIS) in upper right, Sea-side Alder in the bottom left, Alnus maritima at bottom center, and Aune maritime. at the bottom right. The Title Page reads: "The North American Sylva; or, the Description of the Forest Trees of the United States, Canada, and Nova Scotia, Not Described in the Work of F. Andrew Michaux, and Containing All The Forest Trees Discovered in the Rocky Mountains, The Territory of Oregon, Down to the Shores of the Pacific, and Into The Confines of California, as Well as in Various Parts of the United States. Illustrated with 121 Colored Plates. By Thomas Nuttall, F.L.S. Member of the American Philosophical Society and of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia. etc. etc. etc; Three Volumes in Two. Vol, 1 Being the Fourth Volume of Michaux and Nuttall's North American Sylva. Philadelphia: Published by D. Rice & A.N. Hart, No. 27 Minor Street. 1857.". Condition: Very good, binding edge, impurities in paper, light smudge within the image lower right quadrent (see Enlargements).