Avocado pear, Persea americana, native to Central Mexico. Handcoloured copperplate stipple engraving from Jussieu's "Dictiona...
Avocado pear, Persea americana, native to Central Mexico. Handcoloured copperplate stipple engraving from Jussieu's "Dictionary of Natural Science," Florence, Italy, 1837. Engraved by Stanghi, drawn by Pierre Jean-Francois Turpin, and published by Batelli e Figli. Turpin (1775-1840) is considered one of the greatest French botanical illustrators of the 19th century.
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