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North American Sylva Leafy Coned Silver Fir

North American Sylva Leafy Coned Silver Fir

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Directory: Traditional Collectibles: Ephemera: Print: Pre 1900: Item # 914406

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Leafy Coned Silver Fir (Abies Bracteata) Plate #118 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 CXVIII in upper right, Leafy Coned Silver Fir in the bottom left, Abies Bracteata at bottom center, and Sapin Bractée 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 with glue residue; impurities in paper; few minor spots; offsetting on back side, slightly visible on front side.