Description, Figure et Qualite de l'Arbre du Cafe
A magnificent (and beautifully preserved) sheet from Chatelain's Atlas Historique with three large, beautifully engraved illustrations of a coffee plant, a branch of a coffee plant with beans at various stages of development, and coffee leaves. Below the engravings is text describing the coffee plant and how it is cultivated and its beans harvested. A fascinating and splendidly rendered document on an important tropical crop.
Henri Abraham Châtelain
Place & Date:
Amsterdam / 1719
16 3/4" x 14 1/2"