Peck Plate A Description of a Mushroom


Peck Plate A Description of a Mushroom


Original antique botanical print from The Annual Report of the State Botanist, for 1894.

  • Original antique chromolithograph

  • Botanical illustration by Charles Peck

  • Created in 1895

  • Approximately 9 wide by 11 ½ tall inches

  • Paper is medium weight, blank on the back, and has the natural binding edge on the left

  • Prints of this age show expected signs of age - like darkening around the edges, some staining and light foxing (see photo for actual condition). The colors remain vibrant and the paper stable.

  • Arrives in archival sleeve with mat board for archival storage

  • Only one available

  • Ships next day

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Charles Horton Peck was an American mycologist, the study of fungi, during the 19th and early 20th centuries. From 1867 to 1915 he became the New York State botanist and during this time he described over 2700 species of North American fungi.

The Annual Report of the State Botanist was an published by the University of the State of New York nearly annually starting in 1895.

These prints, or plates, are made by a form of printing called chromolithography. The labor intensive process involves printing each color individually. The colors are oil-based, and when multiple colors are applied, the outcome is a vibrant print with depth that is similar to a painting.