Ebenaceae - Sciurus volans + Diospyros virginiana - Guajacana Ebenaceae



Trees and shrubs with two genera: Diospyros and Euclea. Mostly evergreen and native to the tropics and subtropics.
Ebenaceae - Diospyros vaccinioides
From: The botanical cabinet, consisting of coloured delineations of plants from all countries by Conrad Loddiges.
London, C. Loddiges & Sons, etc., 1830, volume 16, plate 1549. Hand-coloured engraving (sheet 145 x 207 mm). Text missing.
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A total of 20 volumes of this periodical were published from 1817-1833. The beautiful engravings are by George Cooke from drawings by George Loddiges, William Loddiges and others. They depict plants growing in the Hackney nursery, founded by Conrad Loddiges and bearing his name. The establishment became famous for its many rare plants.
* Pritzel 5559; Dunthorne 187; Nissen BBI 2228; Great flower books p. 85; Stafleu & Cowan 4914; SABLIT 765; Johnston 806.
Ebenaceae - Diospyros vaccinioides From: The botanical cabinet, consisting of coloured delineations of plants from all countries by Conrad Loddiges.
Ebenaceae - Sciurus volans + Diospyros virginiana - Guajacana
From: The natural history of Carolina, Florida, and the Bahama Islands by Mark Catesby. London, 1731-1743 or 1754, plate 76. Hand-coloured engraving by the author (sheet 345 500 mm). Text enclosed in photocopy.
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"Catesby's Natural History is the most famous colorplate book of American plant and animal life; a fundamental and original work for the study of American species." (Hunt). Catesby is considered to have possibly served as a model for Audubon in setting animals against appropiate, often botanical, backgrounds. As a young man he studied the natural sciences in London and in 1712 travelled to Virginia, returning in 1719 with an extensive collection of plants. This collection attracted the attention of Sir Hans Sloane, who helped fund Catesby's second trip to Carolina, Georgia, Florida and the Bahamas from 1722 to 1729. Upon his return to London he began preparing his book, and as he could not afford artists, he drew and engraved the plates himself, with the exception of three by Ehret.
* Pritzel 1602; Dunthorne 72; Nissen BBI 336; Great flower books p. 53; Hunt 486; Stafleu & Cowan 1057.
Ebenaceae - Sciurus volans + Diospyros virginiana - Guajacana