This print has been meticulously reproduced on high grade canvas. This print is one of a series of illustrations made for J. F. Cathcart of the Bengal Civil Service in 1855. The plates were executed by W. H. Fitch and analysed by the famous botanist J. D. Hooker. The following is an excerpt from Hooker's description.
“The present is one of the commonest trees about Dorjiling, and is certainly by far the noblest species of Oak known, whether for the size of the foliage or acorns, their texture and colour, or the imposing appearance of the tree. As with our European forest trees, the fruit is produced in much greater abundance in some seasons than at others; in the winter of 1848-49 it was so abundant that it was dangerous to ride along the roads near Dorjiling, the hard round acorns causing the horses to stumble.”
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