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H.W. Burgess original botanical watercolor; image credit on full record.
H.W. Burgess original botanical watercolor; image credit on full record.
H.W. Burgess original botanical watercolor; image credit on full record.

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Fine Illustrations; Burgess (HW), Watercolors (20), West Indies Flora.

Book of original botanical watercolors after H.W. Burgess, circa 1850, graphite and watercolor on watermarked J. Whatman/Turkey Mill/1850 heavy wove paper. Contains 20 examples of flora of the West Indies, including nutmeg, verbena, quassia amara, canna and others. Manuscript inscription in the frontispiece reads These are the original drawings made for the publication of a work on the flora of the West Indies by H.W Burgess, 1827, along with former owner's name Carrie S. Portman, Decorah. Full calf binding with gilt stamping....[more information available via subscription]

p4A Item D9771919
Category:  books    Origin: 
Type:  natural history    Year:  1840 - 1850

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