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White Oak (Quercus alba).
Michaux, François André (1770-1855) (Author)
Redouté, Pierre Joseph (1759-1840) (Artist)
Bessin (Engraver)

North American sylva; or, A description of the forest trees of the United States, Canada, and Nova Scotia, considered particularly with 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 trees ... Tr. from the French of F. Andrew Michaux ...

Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1841 - 1849
Place Term: Philadelphia
Publisher: J. Dobson ; Smith & Wistar
Publisher: J. Dobson
Library locations
General Research Division
Shelf locator: VQV (Michaux, F. A. North American sylva. 1841)
Trees -- North America
Stipple engravings
Content : "With three additional volumes, containing all the forest trees discovered in the Rocky Mountains, the territory of Oregon, down to the shores of the Pacific and into the confines of California, as well as in various parts of the United States. Illustrated by 122 finely colored plates. By Thomas Nuttall ... The whole forming six volumes, and comprising 278 plates."--Note on t.-p.

Content : Vols. 4-6 of this edition are vols. I-III of the "North American sylva ... By Thomas Nuttall ... Philadelphia, J. Dobson, l842-49."

Content : Translated by Augustus L. Hillhouse.

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

Content: A branch with leaves and acorns of the natural size.
Physical Description
Extent: Color stipple engraving, hand-colored.
Type of Resource
Still image
RLIN/OCLC : 38598814
NYPL catalog ID (B-number) : b13572078
UUID: 138c1760-c613-012f-4c02-58d385a7bc34
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Item timeline of events

  • : Publisher
  • 1770: Creator Born
  • 1841: Issued (Approximate)
  • 1855: Creator Died
  • 2013: Digitized
  • 2015: Found by you!
  • 2016

MLA Format

General Research Division, The New York Public Library. "White Oak (Quercus alba)." The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1841 - 1849. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47e0-084a-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

Chicago/Turabian Format

General Research Division, The New York Public Library. "White Oak (Quercus alba)." New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed December 1, 2015. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47e0-084a-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

APA Format

General Research Division, The New York Public Library. (1841 - 1849). White Oak (Quercus alba). Retrieved from http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47e0-084a-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

Wikipedia Citation

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White Oak (Quercus alba).