American Centaurea, or Centaurea Americana
This fantastic botanical print was produced by Thomas Meehan in his extensive work, “The Native Flowers and Ferns of the United States”. Meehan stated, “It will be an anthology in the truest sense of the word, and will not aim at anything further than to cull the most beautiful, interesting, and important from amongst the vast number of plants which grow in the different parts of our country”. Mr. Alois Lunzer painted all the plants from specimens submitted by botanists from all around the country. L. Prang and Company, the finest lithographer in American history, printed and published this extensive undertaking. These chromolithographs provided a valuable overview of the floral wealth of our country.
Print Maker: Thomas Meehan
Condition: Very good
Year: circa 1879