Black, Jas. (illus). Jas. Black (fec).
Edinburgh. W. & A. K. Johnston. 1863- 1884.
Lithograph, handcolored, sheet 22 x 16 1/2 inches. Overall light toning, short repaired tear to middle right and top edges, tiny soft indentation to paper at lower edge of image, still good to very good condition with bright image. Detailed and richly handcolored lithograph of pine cone and branch with two botanical details, from "The Pinetum Britannicum" by Edward James Ravenscroft, one "of the three great coniferous iconographies of the nineteenth century" (de Belder catalogue #288). The pine needles are particularly beautifully rendered and richly colored. This image was lithographed by the artist using a zinc plate ("Printed from Zinc" being noted under the title). Item #53045