White birch, Betula populifolia

 
White birch, Betula populifolia
4 0 c m
 
29cm
actual image size: 21cm x 32cm

Description

Leaves, ament and seed of the White birch, Betula populifolia. 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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