Media Information

 
 
 
Collection:
JCB Archive of Early American Images
Accession number:
74-289
Record number:
74-289-1
JCB call number:
74-289
Image title:
[Stages of growth of sugar cane]
Place image published:
London
Image publisher:
Smith, Elder & Co. Cornhill
Image date:
[1830]
Image function:
fold-out plate 1; following p. 26
Technique:
engraving
Image dimension height:
19 cm.
Image dimension width:
53 cm.
Page dimension height:
21.4 cm.
Page dimension width:
54.5 cm.
Materials medium:
ink
Materials support:
paper
Description:
Various stages of growth of the sugarcane plant. Cuttings, flowers, petals, seeds, and leaves are shown. Items are numbered and lettered for identification in the text.
Source creator:
Porter, George Richardson, 1792-1852
Source Title:
The nature and properties of the sugar cane; with practical directions for the improvement of its culture, and the manufacture of its products.
Source place of publication:
London
Source publisher:
Smith, Elder, and Co., 65, Cornhill.
Source date:
MDCCCXXX. [1830]
notes:
George Richardson Porter was a leading statistician, political economist, and founding member of the London Statistical Society. In 1834 he became superintendent of a statistical department in the extended Board of Trade, becoming joint permanent secretary in the Board of Trade in 1847. Earlier in his life, he had tried trading in sugar. See Dutrône de La Couture, Précis sur la canne et sur les moyens d'en extraire le sel essentiel, Paris, 1790 (#69-18-1) for the source of this image.
Time Period:
1801-1850
Subject Area:
Flora and fauna
geographic area:
Caribbean Islands
Subject headings:
Sugar growing--Caribbean area; Sugarcane--Caribbean area
Provenance/Donor:
Acquired in 1974.
Owner and copyright:
©John Carter Brown Library, Box 1894, Brown University, Providence, R.I. 02912

[Stages of growth of sugar cane]