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Arbor foliis pinnatis, nullo impari Alam claudente, nervo ad latus unum excurrente, fructu anguloso magno, semine alato instar Pinus: The Mahogany Tree; Viscum foliis longioribus baccis rubris. T. 81.

  • ARTIST: Mark Catesby

  • MEDIUM: Engraving handcolored,

    DATE: 1771

  • EDITION SIZE: Paper size 19 1/8 x 13 1/8" (485 x 335 mm).

  • DESCRIPTION: From, ‘The Natural History of Carolina, Florida, and the Bahama Islands: Containing Figures of Birds, Beasts, Fishes, Serpents, Insects and Plants:…’ Engravings by Catesby, published in London 1731-1743 (first edition), 1751-1755 (second edition), 1771-1775 (third edition) c.1800 (fourth edition).<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 and original color.