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Arbor foliis pinnatis, nullo impari Alam claudente, nervo ad latus unum excurrente, fuctu anguloso magno, semine alato instar Pinus: The Mahogany Tree; Viscum foliis longioribus baccis rubris.

  • ARTIST: Mark Catesby

  • MEDIUM: Engraving handcolored,

    DATE: 1800

  • EDITION SIZE: Fourth Edition. Paper size 20 1/16 x 14 1/4" (510 x 361 mm).

  • DESCRIPTION: T. 81. From, ‘The Natural History of Carolina, Florida, and the Bahama Islands: Containing Figures of Birds, Beasts, Fishes, Serpents, Insects and Plants:…’ Engravings by Mark Catesby, published in London. <br><br> This engraving depicts the seeds pod of a mahogany tree. The tree has long been prized for it's rich color and durability.


  • CONDITION: Good condition. Minor smuding and tear in the left margin and a small piece of paper missing at the edge of the upper margin.