Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Charles Plumier

Appointed botanist to King Louis XIV of France, Charles Plumier (1646-1704) is mostly noted for having discovered the Begonia, Fuchsia, Lobelia, Magnolia, and Plumeria (Apocynaceae, Frangipani). Below, are just a few of the exquisitely delicate illustrations from the series entitled Description des Plantes de l'Amerique, 1693...

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