This is an original 1852 black and white steel engraving of a vicuña (Vicugna vicugna) of Peru and Bighorn sheep of the Rocky Mountains.
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 pinkish area in the bottom margin is only a reflection on our digital print -- 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.