Botanical Illustration in the Age of Discovery 1600-1800
British Library 2013
Paperback 144pp Illustrated 240x220mm
9780712358958   Product Code: 23018
In a perfect marriage of art and science, the 17th and 18th centuries witnessed a flowering of botanical illustration. This attractive book includes more than 100 of the finest images, including artwork by Maria Merian, John Sibthorp and Joseph Banks, many of them never surpassed for their beauty and scientific accuracy. Each plant - from garden favourites to rare exotics - has its own description, with details of its discovery and the individuals who named and nurtured it.