Annual Report of the State Botanist. Pl. 54 Russula Rosepipes (Rosy Stemmed Russula), Russula Ochrophylla (Ochery Gilled Russula). Edible Fungi
Peck, Charles Horton.
University of the State of New York,
A Fine original Chromolithograph. Folio (9.25 x 11.75 inches- 23 x 30 cm). Drawn by Charles Peck and printed on stone by C. Fausel. Charles Peck (1833-1917) was appointed to the State (NY) Cabinet of Natural History in 1867, and in 1883 accepted the post of NY State Botanist. This original plate is from his Annual Report describing the mycology of late 19th century New York. Published during a forty year period it contained some 2500-3000 species. Late 19th Century witnessed the height of mycologic study in Europe, nonetheless, Peck ignored persistent requests from his European colleagues and refused to loan specimens from the NY State Herbarium for study. In essence, this work contains the only visual record the world was shown of the discovery and existence of the abundant fungi species native to New York at this time.
Edition: First edition
Binding: Archivally matted sized to 14" x 17.5".
Book Id: 3849