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Corn, Maize, Rice, Millet, Wheat, Palms and wildlife c1877.

Corn, Maize, Rice, Millet, Wheat, Palms and wildlife c1877.

by Rhind, William

Antique print of THE CERELIA OR GRAIN PLANTS in a landscape with dear, a pheasant and other birds..
1.Maize or Indian Corn. 2.Full ear of Maize. 3.Rice. 4.Full ear of Rice. 5.Millet.
6.Egyptian Wheat. 7.Common Wheat. 8.Wax palm. 9.Carnaiiba palm. 10.Oil palm.

Fine original steel engraving by J. Scott after the drawing by 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 beautiful later hand-colour). Though rarely seen today, Rhind's beautifully illustrated interesting work was first published in 1841. It was expanded and reissued several times up until 1877.

William Rhind set up his medical practice in Elgin Scotland and also sold medicines. More interested in natural science - particularly botany, zoology and geology, Rhind moved to Edinburgh for better research facilities for his writing. Rhind spent nearly forty years writing and lecturing on natural science. He was most passionate about botany, zoology and geology and wrote many articles for 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. Despite faint soiling around the page, it is in better condition than usually found. 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: apRhinView5Price: $65.00