Auction 127, Lot 802

"[Lot of 19 - Cactus]",

Subject: Botanicals

Period: 1920 (published)

Publication: The Cactaceae…

Color: Printed Color

7.5 x 10.5 inches
19.1 x 26.7 cm

This lot is composed of 19 lovely and colorful prints of cacti. It includes cactus from the genera Echinocereus, Rubutia, Lobivia, Echinopsis, Pediocactus, Denmoza, Ariocarpus, Neoporteria, Echinopsis, Capiapoa, Lophophora, Ferocactus, Sclerocactus, Gymnocalycium, Homalocephalia, Malacocarus, Echinocactus, Astrophytum, Malacocarpus, Mila, Hickenia, Enchinofossulocactus, and Discocactus. The plates depict the flowers, fruit, and thorns (all drawn in actual size) of the plants using a photo-lithographic method. These were drawn by Mary Emily Eaton, and lithographed by Hoen & Co. Miss Eaton was an English artist who worked in New York between 1911 and 1932 where she was employed by The New York Botanical Garden. She was the principal illustrator for the Garden's illustrated serial Addisonia and she did the vast majority of paintings and drawings used to illustrate Britton and Rose's The Cactaceae. Her art work is now in the permanent collections of the National Geographic Society, The New York Botanical Garden, and the Smithsonian Institution. A beautiful set of cacti plates.


Condition: A+

Estimate: $300 - $400

Sold for: $220

Closed on 2/25/2009