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Recueil de plantes gravées par ordre du Roi Louis XIV

Robert, Nicolas, 1614-1684.
Paris: Imprimerie Royale, 1701


2 v. ([319] leaves of plates) : all ill. ; 51 cm. vol. 1 as half-title p., front., and 160 unnumbered leaves of plates ; vol. 2 has half-title p. and 159 unnumbered leaves of plates. Engraved by Nicolas Robert, Abraham Bosse, and Louis de Châtillon. Imprint taken from Nissen. This work represents the culmination of the project started by the Académie Royale des Sciences with Dodart's Mémoires pour servir à l'histoire des plantes (1675). All 319 plates were first published in this edition, issued without t.p or letterpress. Cf. Blunt, The art of botanical illustration, and Sitwell, Great flower books, 1700-1900. References: Blunt p. 111-112. References: Nissen 504. References: Pritzel 7661. References: Sitwell p. 55.




Botany -- Pictorial works.; Flowers in art -- France -- 18th century -- Pictorial works.