Plant lovers, green witches and nature freaks rejoice - this set of three gorgeous Botany-themed Books illustrate the Beauty of growing things, in full color. This set looks stunning displayed on the coffee table or greenhouse shelf. Includes Fuchs, Book of Palms, and Garden Eden.
Leonhart Fuchs. The New Herbal - With his 1543 herb manual, botanical pioneer Leonhart Fuchs created a masterpiece of Renaissance botany and publishing. This edition is based on Fuchs’s personal, hand-colored original and features over 500 illustrations, including the first visual record of New World plant types such as maize, cactus, and tobacco.
Martius. The Book of Palms - After an epic Amazonian journey through Brazil and Peru, German botanist von Martius compiled an unsurpassed catalogue of all known genera of palm. This exquisite encyclopedic treasury is a jewel of 19th-century botany, as remarkable for its meticulous classification, as it is for its maps, color landscapes, and cross-sectioned diagrams showing the architecture of these majestic trees.
A Garden Eden. Masterpieces of Botanical Illustration - Art meets science in this far-reaching catalogue of botanical illustration. Drawn from the vaults of the National Library of Vienna, these exquisite color reproductions range from 6th-century manuscripts to 19th-century masterpieces and celebrate both the skill of botanical artists and the abundance of natural flora.