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This beautiful book gives an overview of the way in which Australian plants have been depicted over the past 300 years. The book is illustrated with 160 colour plates drawn from major herbaria in both Europe and Australia and includes extensive endnotes, an appendix on botanical nomenclature, a glossary and references. Relating the exploits of early explorers, botanists, naturalists, gardeners and artists, the book describes the collection and classification of plants for science, as well as the establishment of botanic gardens, herbaria, and publications withtin the country. Included is a foreword by HRH The Prince of Wales.
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Reprinted due to popular demand, Australia: 300 Years of Botanical Illustration tells the story of the European discovery and exploration of Australia, the collection and classification of plants for science, and the establishment of botanic gardens, herbaria and publications within the country. Intertwined with this is the history of the art of illustrating plants linked to the methods of reproducing those illustrations. The book is richly illustrated with more than 160 colour illustrations drawn from major herbaria and museums in both Europe and Australia.About the Author:
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Book Description CSIRO Publishing, 2000. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M0643063668