Antique 19th Century French Vilmorin-Andrieux & Cie Vegetable Poster
19th century French Lemercier & Cie vegetable poster titled “Album Vilmorin Plantes Potageres”, plate No. 40, January 1889. Color lithograph by E. Godard, impression by Lemercier & Cie, Paris. Measures: Sight 24 × 17 1/4 in., framed: 35 × 28 × 3/4 in.
Note: In the 18th century, Philippe Victoire de Vilmorin a grain and plant merchant and connoisseur and his father-in-law, Pierre Andrieux, botanist to the king collaborated to form Vilmorin-Andrieux & Cie. At the height of its international renown, the company published the Album Vilmorin. Les Plantes potagères (The Vegetable Garden, 1850–1895) featuring 46 magnificent color plates. This being plate 40.