Poplar or tulip tree, Liriodendrum tulipifera

 
Poplar or tulip tree, Liriodendrum tulipifera
4 0 c m
 
29cm
actual image size: 21cm x 32cm

Description

Leaves, flower, cone and seed of the Poplar or tulip tree, Liriodendrum tulipifera. Handcolored stipple engraving from a botanical illustration by Pancrace Bessa, engraved on copper by Gabriel, from Francois Andre Michaux's North American Sylva Philadelphia, 1857. French botanist Michaux (1770-1855) explored America and Canada in 1785 cataloging its native trees.

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