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The North American sylva; or A description of the forest trees of the United States, Canada, and Nova Scotia
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The North American sylva; or A description of the forest trees of the United States, Canada, and Nova Scotia, : considered particularly in respect to their use in the arts, and their introduction into commerce; to which is added a description of the most useful of the European forest trees. Illustrated by 156 coloured copperplate engravings, by Redoute, Bessa, etc

Title Variants

Alternative: Description of the forest trees of the United States, Canada, and Nova Scotia

Alternative: North American sylva

Uniform: Histoire des arbres forestiers de l'Amérique Septentrionale

By

Michaux, François-André, 1770-1855 , author

Michaux, André, 1746-1802 , contributor
Hillhouse, Augustus L. (Augustus Lucas), 1791-1859 , translator
Smith, J. Jay (John Jay), 1798-1881 , editor,
Bessa, Pancrace, 1772-1846 , illustrator
Redouté, Pierre Joseph, 1759-1840 , illustrator
Redouté, A. (Antoine), 1756-1809 , illustrator,
Redouté, Henri Joseph, 1766-1852 , illustrator
Riché, A. (Adèle), 1791-1878 , illustrator
Delaporte, Rosine-Antoinette, 1807-1897 , illustrator
Bessin, Marie Joseph, , engraver
Jacquinot, Lse. Fse. (Louise Françoise), , engraver
Renard, active 19th century- , engraver
Gabriel, Georges François Marie, born 1775- , engraver
Joly, J. N., , engraver
Boquet, 1751-1817 , engraver
Cally, P. A. , engraver
Smith, Robert Pearsall, 1827-1898 , publisher
Nuttall, Thomas, 1786-1859 , North American sylva
Kite & Walton, , printer

Type

Book

Material

Published material

Publication info

[Philadelphia, Pennsylvania], Robert P. Smith, Philadelphia, 1853

Notes

Translation of: Histoire des arbres forestiers de l'Amérique Septentrionale

"The foundation of the North American sylva, was laid by the laborious researches of the elder Michaux [that is, André Michaux, father of François André Michaux]" --Preface

Translation by Augustus L. Hillhouse, with corrections by the editor

Published together with the continuation by Thomas Nuttall: The North American sylva, or, A description of the forest trees of the United States, Canada and Nova Scotia, not described in the work of F. Andrew Michaux ... Being the fourth[-sixth] volume of Michaux and Nuttall's North American sylva

Illustrated with hand-colored stipple engravings. "All American editions used the French copperplates."--Stafleu

Illustrators include Pierre-Joseph Redouté, Antoine Redouté, Henri-Joseph Redouté, Pancrace Bessa, Rosine-Antoinette (Bessin) Delaporte, and Adèle Riché; engravers include Marie Joseph Bessin, Renard, Georges Gabriel, J. N. Joly, Boquet, P.A. Cally, and Lse. Fse. Jacquinot

Stafleu, F.A. Taxonomic literature (2nd ed.), | 5966n

Subjects

Botany , North America , Trees

BHL Collections

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Call Number

QK481 .M5 1853Z

Language

English

Identifiers

DOI: https://doi.org/10.5962/bhl.title.118984
LCCN: s 18000032
OCLC: 3132884

 

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