Original Cabbage Palm, Original Color Lithograph circa 1882


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Cabbage palm, original color lithograph from 1882 The reverse side of the sheet is not printed. Size of the image: 16 x 11.5 cm.
Euterpe oleracea, also known as cabbage palm in German along with other species, is a South American plant species from the palm family (Arecaceae). In Brazil in particular, the fruits and the palm hearts are used as food. Here the palm is called açaizeiro, the fruit açaí. In German-speaking countries, the fruit is marketed under the name Acai berry.

The drawing is made with a fatty substance on a specially prepared (ground, grained and degreased) fine-grained limestone. In order to stabilize the greasy drawing on the stone and to make the non-printing areas insensitive to the color to be applied, the stone surface is wiped over with talc and an etching liquid is applied. After it has been washed off the stone again and this has dried, a film-like coating is made with gum arabic. The wet rubber is repelled by the greasy drawing and only sticks to the unmarked areas. Once the stone has dried, the drawing is washed out with turpentine until it can only be seen as a grease base. This greasy base must be strengthened by rubbing it with tincture of asphalt and then drying it. A roller transfers the printing ink onto the moistened stone. The grease base repels the water and absorbs the color, which, because it is fatty, is repelled by the damp stone areas. The stone is put into a rubbing press - which is used for printing. Instead of a stone, metal plates can also be used. After the overlay has been printed, the stone is sanded down (often 2 stones rubbed on top of each other) and can be prepared for a new work.
Original old colored lithograph print/old book plate(not a modern reproduction)

Condition : Condition : In a wonderful condition but please do examine the print as it's been said that beauty is an eye of beholder.

Rarity : Extremely Rare and becoming hard to find.

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