New York: D. Appleton & Co., 1851. First edition. Single sheet matted in rag board. A Fine original hand-colored stipple engraving. Folio (11.25 x 9 inches). In Ivory rag mat and suitable for framing; sized to14 x 17 inches.
Drawn from nature by E. Emmons, Jr. and engraved and printed by J.I. & R. H. 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. Near Fine. Item #5044
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.