Descourtilz, Theodore (illus).
Paris. Ca. 1830.
Color stipple engraving with added hand color, image size 5 3/4 x 3 1/4 inches (14 x 8 cm) on sheet 8 x 4 1/2 inches (20 x 11 cm), very good condition. Narrow left margin (approx. 3/16 inch). Plate 523 from Michel Etienne Descourtilz's "Flore Pittoresque et Medicale des Antilles ou Traite des Plantes Usuelles des Colonies Francaises, Anglaises, Espagnoles et Portugaises". #99 in the De Belder catalog, this work is described as "an attractively illustrated survey of the economic plants of the West Indies . . . The plates are by the author's son, who later became a distinguished ornithological artist." Item #29019