Stockholm: P.A. Norstedt & Söners, 1906-1909. First edition. mounted onto buckram. A fine original early twentieth century color-printed lithograph mounted onto buckram and glazed with gum Arabic. (22.75 x 29.75 inches). Very Good Condition. General toning.
This fine botanical wall chart by Henriette Sjöberg and Jakob Eriksson illustrates the common gilled field or meadow mushroom under cultivation. This edible mushroom is surrounded by numbered details of the plant in various stages of its growth along with rendering of mushrooms growing on a cultivation shelf.
Henriette Sjöberg (Stockholm: 1842-1915) was a painter, graphic artist and art teacher. She produced nearly 700 illustrations of Swedish plants for educational wall charts and newspapers. Her school wall chart series entitled Botanical Wall Charts was presented at the Stockholm World's Fair in 1897 and at the Paris Universelle Exposition in 1900. (Museum of Gothenburg).
Professor Jakob Eriksson (Hyllie, Sweden 1848-1931) was a noted plant pathologist, mycologist and expert in fungal pathogens at a cellular level. He taught botany at the Universities of Lund and Uppsala, and the Academy of Agriculture, where he was awarded the Token of Gold in 1897. The Jakob Eriksson Award; which bears his portrait was issued by the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences in 1923 to encourage the study on plant pathogens and disease development. Very Good. Item #7240