Original colored stipple-engraving with hand-finishing, from The North American Sylva; or a Description of the Forest Trees of the United States, Canada, and Nova Scotia… by Andrew F. Michaux. (Paper Size: 10 3/8 x 6 3/4"" - Image Size: 7 3/4 x 5 1/4'')
Published in Philadelphia, c. 1857 by Rice and Hart.
This beautiful series was the result of the French Government-supported journeys of Michaux the Elder, of extended and toilsome researches by his son, and the tremendous artistic achievements of three eminent French artists: Pierre Joseph Redoute, his brother Henry Joseph Redoute and Pancrace Bessa.
A very fine American edition, from the original French copper plates, of the most important 19th century treatise on American trees.
Presented in an archival 16 x 12'' mat.