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Plantain, Cabbage palm, Cocoa nut palm, Fan palm. c1877

Plantain, Cabbage palm, Cocoa nut palm, Fan palm. c1877

by Rhind, William

Antique print of Monocotyledonous Plants - Palms and Plantain (with pineapple, Giraffes, sheep, herons and other water birds).

Fine original steel engraving by T. Cowan 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 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 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. This engraving has soiling and damage to the edges of the page and was framed with cellotape hingeing which leaves marks. The soiling and damage should not show when framed, but it has been reduced in price in recognition of its condition. 
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: apRhinView9Price: $65.00