American Tree Leaves - 1857 - Michaux - Cotton Tree


Cotton Tree: "Swamp Cottonwood"

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 1/2 x 5 1/8'')  

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.  

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.

  • Inventory# B-1735