1879 Wood Engraving Flooded Amazon Rain Forest Brazil Cultural Boat XGNB4


This is an original 1879 black and white in-text wood engraving of the flooded forest of the Amazon in Brazil.


This 132+ year old Item is rated Near Mint / Very Fine+. Light aging throughout. Light creasing. No natural defects. No surface rub. No tears. No water damage. Please note: There is printing on the verso.

  • Product Type: Original In-Text Wood Engraving; Black / White
  • Grade: Near Mint / Very Fine+
  • Dimensions: Approximately 4 x 5 inches; 10 x 13 cm
  • Authentication: Serial-Numbered Certificate of Authenticity w/ Full Provenance
  • Protection: Packaged in a custom archival sleeve with an acid-free black board (great for display, gift-giving, and preservation)

Period Paper is pleased to offer items from a collection featuring artwork by James Wells Champney as seen through the eyes of American naturalist and explorer Herbert H. Smith, who had explored regions of Brazil from 1868 until 1874. Smith had also been affiliated with the Brazilian Morgan expedition of 1870 during this time. This artistic collection includes images of Brazilian cultural scenes, the natural history of the land, the agriculture and the wildlife, as well as marine and nautical scenes, the traditional cultural handicrafts, picturesque cityscapes and more. Come take an interesting and exciting trip through Brazil and down the Amazon through the vision of these artistic wood engravings.

Keywords specific to this image: Natural History, Flooding