An Artistic Voyage Through the World of Plants
Hardback 336pp Illustrated 248x233mm
9780565093341   Product Code: 23325
Colonial expansion and world trade from the 16th century brought exotic and previously unknown plants to Europe, encouraging botanists to identify and classify all flora and artists to record their appearance. This handsome edition gives the history of plants and flowers through a collection of historic botanical paintings, selected from the archives of the Natural History Museum. Dating from the 16th to the 20th century, the illustrations profile more than 20 plant families including daffodils, irises, roses and tulips.