Antique print. The Yew Tree

The Yew Tree

Artist/Collection: John Evelyn
Product Code: FRP28357
Availability: 2
Qty: Add to Cart

The Yew Tree

28 x 22 cm (11 x 8.5 inches)

This beautiful copper plate engraving is from John Evelyn's Sylva, or A Discourse of Forest-Trees. It was published in London for the Royal Society in 1776 as an encouragement to landowners to plant trees to provide timber for England's burgeoning navy. The work was a success from the start. Its publication gave a great stimulus to planting in Britain and no other work on arboriculture exerted a greater influence on forestry in England than Evelyn's Sylva

This print is an authentic antique, not a reproduction and is in good condition. There is some faint type offsetting. The engraving is printed on chain-linked cotton rich paper with strong plate marks and beautiful hand colouring.

© Fine Rare Prints

Date Made 1700s
Paper Size 29 x 22.5 cm (11.5 x 9 inches)
Shape Portrait
Main Color Green
Size Category 21 to 30 cm (8 to 12 inches)
Tags: yew tree