Original colored stipple-engraving with hand-finishing, from THE NORTH AMERICAN SYLVA by Andrew F. Michaux. Published in Philadelphia & New York, c. 1850. Paper Size: 10 3/8 x 6 ¾’’ – Image Size: 7 5/8 x 5 1/8’’
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 Pierre Joseph Redoute, his brother Henry Joseph Redoute and P. Bessa. A very fine American edition on quality paper from the original French copper plates.
Presented in an archival 16 x 12'' mat