Botanical Riches: Stories of Botanical Exploration - Paperback


256pp. 300 colour illustrations. A sumptuously presented book on the history of botanical exploration, the importance of the plants which were discovered and the books in which the plant collectors' exploits were published. Magnificently illustrated with reproductions of paintings and engravings from a wide variety of sources, the author presents a lively picture of both plants and plantsmen from the days of the ancient and classical worlds, ancient Egypt and ancient India, the rise of Islam and the Renaissance through to the discovery of the New World and the exotic vegetation of South America. Large hardback; with dust-jacket.

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