Fruit lovers, rejoice! We bring you illustrations from Pomona Italiana (1817-1839) by Giorgio Gallesio (1772-1839). Pomona Italiana is Italy's first and most important works in the science of growing fruit. The publication showcases several fruits native to Italy in their juiciest forms.
Gallessio, a lawyer, civil servant, and avid botanist assembled a team of excellent Italian artists to illustrate, hand-color and engrave the works on the finest paper available. This resulted in one of the most intricate and expensive publications of all time. Only 200 originals could be published.