PLUMBAGO, LILAC AND CRIMSON POLYANTHUS, POMEGRANATE FLOWER. PLATE XLII.

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Plumbago, Lilac and Crimson Polyanthus, Pomegranate Flower. Plate XLII.

Lithograph, original hand color,. 1837
Image size vignette 6 1/8 x 4 3/4" (155 x 120 mm).
Good condition.
LOCATION: Washington D.C.

Inventory Number: 56796
Price: SOLD
Publisher : Published by Fielding Lucas, Jr., Baltimore.
Scarce lithograph with original hand color. From "Flora's Dictionary," by Mrs. E.W. Wirt of Virginia. Embellished by Mrs. Anna Smith. Mrs. Wirt's book is one of the earliest colored botanical works published in America. Rather than depicting a single flower, each plate shows a carefully selected grouping. As Bennett notes, "The arrangements of flowers are beautifully balanced and the coloring is brilliant." (Bennett, "American Color Plate Books, 115). 18th-19th Century Subjects , Natural History