King of Tompkins County. Botanical illustration of an apple. Dellon Marcus Dewey.

King of Tompkins County. Botanical illustration of an apple.

Rochester NY: c.1850's. Ephemera. "King of Tompkins County Apple" is an illustration from "The series of Fruits, Flowers and Ornamental Trees." The image is of a bright red and yellow apple with serrated leaves and a broken stem set against a blank background. Dellon Marcus Dewey (1819-1889) was a bookseller and publisher in Rochester, N.Y. Starting in the late 1850s Dewey produced brightly colored illustrations of fruits, flowers, and ornamental trees to be used by traveling sales representatives from the nursery to market their products to consumers. By the 1870s Dewey had produced so many images , he began compiling portfolios and custom plate books and portfolios for customers. See Ohio History Connection Selections web page for a later example. 8 3/4 x 11". Remnant of a cover tissue to left of plate. Very good condition. Item #27202

Price: $125.00

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