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North American Sylva Balsam Fir

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North American Sylva Balsam Fir
Fraser's Balsam Fir (Abies Fraseri) Plate #119 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 CXIX in upper right, Fraser's Balsam Fir in the bottom left, Abies Fraseri at bottom center, and Sapin de Frazer 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: Good; binding edge with glue residue; impurities in paper; unusual areas of lightened paper color (Right edge); foxing along right edge; unusual grayed area in paper, very faint (Upper-left within image area); small indentation (at lower edge of bottom pine cone); offsetting on back side, slightly visible on front side.

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