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Cours de botanique : pour servir à l'éducation des enfants de S.A. Sérenissime Monseigneur le Duc d'Orleans

Cours de botanique : pour servir à l'éducation des enfants de S.A. Sérenissime Monseigneur le Duc d'Orleans

Alyon’s Cours de botanique (1787–1788), whose purported audience was the children of the duc d'Orléans, is yet another example of how botanical works accommodated multiple systems of classification. The selected image shows, side-by-side, the systems of Tournefort and Linnaeus.

Works for the teaching of Linnaeus's system proliferated at the end of the eighteenth century. Although the anticipated audience for colorful diagrams and non-Latin text may have been children or women, some men surely found these books useful as well.

 
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