New York: D. Appleton & Co., 1851. First edition. Single sheet matted in rag board. A Fine original hand-colored aquatint. Folio (11.25 x 9 inches). Archivally matted to 14 x 17 inches and suitable for framing.
Drawn from nature by J. Prestile, aquatinted and printed by JI & RH Pease, a finely colored early depiction of one such variety of the useful and not strictly ornamental fruit being cultivated in national soil during Nineteenth Century America. Fine. Item #5036
This print is one of the earliest depictions of American fruit as it predates the illustrations in AJ Downing's noted work; The Fruits and Fruit Trees of America; New York.