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Further Reading

A selection of resources for those who would like to explore further.

Blunt, Wilfrid. The Art of Botanical Illustration: An Illustrated History. New York: Dover Publications, 1994.

Bréchot, Jean-François. “Note bibliographique sur les 'Plantes du Roi.'” Revue française d'histoire du livre, n.s., 5, no. 8 (1974): 369–80.

Brindle, John V. Flora Portrayed: Classics of Botanical Art from the Hunt Institute Collection. Pittsburgh: Hunt Institute for Botanical Documentation, 1985.

Dunthorne, Gordon. Flower and Fruit Prints of the 18th and Early 19th Centuries: Their History, Makers and Uses, with a Catalogue Raisonné of the Works in Which They Are Found. Washington, D.C: Published by the author, 1938.

Keeler, Nancy Boghossian. Gardens in Perpetual Bloom: Botanical Illustration in Europe and America 1600–1850. 1st ed. Boston: MFA Publications, 2009.

Laissus, Yves. “Les Plantes du Roi. Note sur un grand ouvrage de botanique préparé au XVIIe siècle par l'Académie royale des Sciences.” Revue d'histoire des sciences et de leurs applications 22, no. 3 (1969): 193–236.

Nissen, Claus. Die botanische Buchillustration; Ihre Geschichte und Bibliographie. Stuttgart: Hiersemann, 1951.

Overstreet, Leslie K. Botanicals: Butterflies & Insects. New York, N.Y.: Assouline, 2008.

Pavière, Sydney H., and Jean Baptiste Monnoyer. Jean Baptiste Monnoyer, 1634–1699. Leigh-on-Sea (Ex.): F. Lewis, 1966.

Pierpont Morgan Library. Flowers in Books and Drawings, ca. 940–1840. New York: Pierpont Morgan Library, 1980.

Quinby, Jane. Catalogue of Botanical Books in the Collection of Rachel McMasters Miller Hunt. Pittsburgh: Hunt Botanical Library, 1958.

Rix, Martyn. The Art of the Plant World: The Great Botanical Illustrators and Their Work. Woodstock, N.Y.: Overlook Press, 1980.

Robert-Dumesnil, A. P. F. Le peintre-graveur français, ou Catalogue raisonné des estampes gravées par les peintres et les dessinateurs de l'école française. Paris: G. Warée, 1835.

Sitwell, Sacheverell, and Wilfrid Blunt. Great Flower Books, 1700–1900: A Bibliographical Record of Two Centuries of Finely-Illustrated Flower Books. New York: Atlantic Monthly Press, 1990.

Stroup, Alice. A Company of Scientists: Botany, Patronage, and Community at the Seventeenth-Century Parisian Royal Academy of Sciences. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1990.

Tongiorgi Tomasi, Lucia. An Oak Spring Flora: Flower Illustration from the Fifteenth Century to the Present Time: A Selection of the Rare Books, Manuscripts, and Works of Art in the Collection of Rachel Lambert Mellon. Upperville, Va.: Oak Spring Garden Library, 1997.