image emmons e_agriculture of new york_1851_plate 6
Image number: RS.18034
Credit: ©The Royal Society

Pear varieties

Date

1842

Creator

George T Sandford (fl. 1843-46, American), Lithographer

Object type

Library reference

56797

Material

Technique

Dimensions

height (page): 287mm
width (page): 230mm

Subject

Biology
   > Botany

Content object

nature
   > plant
      > fruit

Description

Botanical study of two varieties of cultivated pear. Figure 1. Swan Pear. Figure 2. Winter Bell Pear. The plate shows the fruit only.

Plate 6 from the book Agriculture of New-York, by Ebenezer Emmons, v.3 (Albany, C. van Benthuysen, 1851).

The plate is inscribed ‘PLATE VI.’ above; and below: ‘ON STONE BY G.T. SANFORD. G. & W. ENICOTT LITH. N. YORK.’

Ebenezer Emmons (1799-1863) American geologist, associated with the Geological Survey of the State of New York. His son acted as a paid assistant and illustrator after Emmons senior’s appointment as the State Geologist.

Associated place

<The World>
   > North America
      > United States