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apricot plum dumonceau fruit botanical print antique engraving

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Du Monceau - Apricot and plum varieties


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Antique French fruit print


Copper-line engraving with later hand-colouring, from Duhamel du Monceau's 'Traite des Arbres Fruitiers', circa 1770. Duhamel du Monceau (1700-1782) was one of outstanding botanists and horticulturists of the 18th century, and among the most important French writers on fruit, plant physiology and agriculture. Very light crease across lower right corner (photo exaggerates it).

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artist H.L.Duhamel Du Monceau (author)
method Copper-line engraving with later hand-colouring
date C1770
size 250mm by 185mm (sheet)
SKU BT1230