Abricotee de Tours, Plate XIII, from "Traite des Arbres Fruitiers" Henri Louis Duhamel Du Monceau.

Abricotee de Tours, Plate XIII, from "Traite des Arbres Fruitiers"

Paris: Saillant & Desaint, 1768. First edition. Print. Original copper engraved plate of apricots with later hand color, from Duhamel Du Monceau's important 18th century fruit book. Only 1000 copies of the work were published. The artists include Aubriet, Basseport and Le Berriays. Bright, strong impressions. Henri Louis Duhamel du Monceau (1700-1782) was one of the most important French writers on fruit, plant physiology and agriculture, and "in this field he was one of the outstanding botanists of the eighteenth century" (Raphael). Image size 8.25 x 10", Paper size 9 7/8 x 13", printed on laid paper, colors are orange with brown tones. Page toned evenly, some greyish marking in lower right and top right of image. Book reference: Nissen 550; Great Flower Books, p. 55; Dunthorne 100; Stafleu TL2 1546; Oak Spring Pomona, 28. Good + overall. Item #21090

Price: $225.00

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