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Cork Oak, Jack-Fruit, Hemp palm, Olive, Apple. c1877.

Cork Oak, Jack-Fruit, Hemp palm, Olive, Apple. c1877.

by Rhind, William

Antique print illustrating related trees, animals and birds.

Fine original steel engraving by Thomas Brown after James Stewart for A History of the Vegetable Kingdom... a work on the practical applications of botany by William Rhind (1797-1874), published c1877 (with later hand-colour). Though rarely seen today, Rhind's beautifully illustrated interesting botanical study was first published in 1841 by Blackie & Son, Glasgow, Edinburgh & London. It was expanded and reissued several times up until 1877.

William Rhind set up his medical practice and sold medicines in Elgin Scotland. More interested in studying and writing about the natural sciences, particularly botany, zoology and geology, Rhind moved to Edinburgh for better research facilities. He spent nearly forty years writing about the natural sciences and submitted many articles for publication in scientific journals. In 1854 Rhind was lecturing on botany in the medical faculty of Marischal College where he had obtained his medical degree.

Rhind's series of illustrations have been popular antique prints, and they unfortunately show the wear of use. This engraving has cellotape remnant. Beautifully coloured, soiling and damage will not show when framed, but it has been reduced in price. 
Page size 17 x 25cm (6 3/4 x 9 7/8 inches). Engraving size is 180 x 115mm (approximately 7 x 4.5 inches).

Stock Number: apRhinView11Price: $65.00