Pl. 3. a. Quackenbush Plum. Egg Plum; Natural History of New York [Heirloom Fruit]. M. D. Emmons, Ebenezer.

Pl. 3. a. Quackenbush Plum. Egg Plum; Natural History of New York [Heirloom Fruit]

New York: D. Appleton & Co., 1851. First edition. Single sheet matted in rag board. A Near Fine original hand-colored lithograph. Folio (11.25 x 9 inches). Archivally matted to 14 x 17 inches and suitable for framing.

Drawn from nature by E. Emmons, Jr., drawn on stone by F. J. Swinton and printed by R. H. Pease, Albany, an 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 #7144

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.

Price: $95.00

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