This is an original 1852 hand-tinted color steel engraving of aphids and some of their natural enemies including lady beetles or ladybugs and parasitic wasps.
This 162+ year old Item is rated Very Fine +. Light foxing and aging. No creases. No natural defects. No surface rub. No tears. No water damage. Please note that the small white spot in the bottom right corner is just a reflection on our digital image -- it is NOT on the item.
"The first farmer was the first man. All historic nobility rests on the possession and use of land." Ralph Waldo Emerson. Period Paper is pleased to offer a collection of steel engravings from 1852 of the tools, machinery, livestock, and agricultural practices of the typical mid-nineteenth century farmer.
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Type: Original Steel Engraving