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1893 Print J. Smit Evening Primrose Onagraceae Sun Cup Flower South XGXB4

1893 Print J. Smit Evening Primrose Onagraceae Sun Cup Flower South XGXB4

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This is an original 1893 black and white halftone print of "Evening Primrose." This late nineteenth century image depicts an Evening Primrose (Onagraceae).


This 118+ year old Item is rated Near Mint / Very Fine. No creases. No natural defects. No surface rub. No tears. No water damage. Please note: There is printing on the verso.

  • Product Type: Original Halftone Print; 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 a collection of rare, limited edition 1893 halftones of the locals and wildlife of the Patagonia area of South America. Originally illustrated by J. Smit and Alfred Hartley, the images largely depict the native species of Argentina and Chile, documenting both wildlife and botanical subjects, as well as the historic treatment and documentation of scientific subjects at a time of increasing exploration, adventure and curiosity, thirty-four years after the original publication of Charles DarwinÕs On the Origin of Species.

Keywords specific to this image: Botanical, La Plata, James of the Night, Flora