Hooker, Joseph Dalton (illus). W.H. Fitch (lith).
Lithograph, handcolored, image approximately 16 x 11 inches on sheet size 19 x 14 inches. A couple of tiny spots in image area, but overall very good condition. An exquisite botanical image of a flowering rhododendron with roots and botanical details below. This is plate XXIV from Joseph Dalton Hooker's "Rhododendrons of the Sikkim-Himalaya" (Sikkim is a state in northeast India, bordered by Bhutan, Tibet and Nepal). The large folio size of this work, the artistry of J.D. Hooker and the very fine lithography by W.H. Fitch produce very evocative, beautiful and scientifically accurate images. Printed by Reeve & Nichols. Item #42128