THE BARBADOS CHERRY.
A Stove Shrub, from THE WEST INDIES, belonging to the Natural Order Of MALPIGHIADS.
Excerpt from text, which is included along with a copy of the Title Page:
WHOEVER has visited the West India Islands must have occasionally seen what are there called Cherries,—small succulent red rather angular fruits,—also called Chereezes, Brins d'Amour, and Gereceros. In Barbados they are especially 'plentiful, and have given its name to Cherry Hill, a well-known place in that colony. These fruits are the produce of the plant now figured, and of another called the Pomegranate-leaved (M. punicifolia),small trees from twenty to thirty feet high, long ago introduced to our gardens, but rarely seen in cultivation.
Size: 8 ½” x 11”
Paxton produced The Magazine of Botany, and Register of
Flowering Plants. This series of magazines was published in London 1834-1849.
During the years of 1850-1852, Paxton along with John Lindley published the rare
three-volume work: PAXTON’S FLOWER GARDEN. Represented are many exotic species
especially fine Orchids. They are often compared to the early volumes of Warner
and Williams, Orchid Album. The print offered for sale here is from this first
edition, which is a completely different product to the 1882 color printed
edition frequently found. These prints were produced using a zincographic
process along with hand coloring and have the plate markings Pinx & Zinc.
Condition: Excellent Vibrant color.