Plantae Multicapsulares Capsulis Disjunctis

Plantae Multicapsulares Capsulis Disjunctis

This engraving by the Scottish botanist Robert Morison (1620-1683) is included for comparison, specifically to the later work of his contemporary and colleague, Nicolas Robert.

Morison’s goal as a botanist was to construct a logical and natural system of plant classification. Morison was acknowledged by Tournefort and Linnaeus as the founder of taxonomy.

The plants are depicted with an obvious scientific approach. Morison depicts stems, blossoms, flowers, and roots and his illustrations help to make the plant easily identifiable with the book in hand.

Morison's style was grounded in scientific accuracy. This style influenced Nicolas Robert's later approach to botanical illustration.

 
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