Frontispiece, Recueil de plantes: Detail

Frontispiece, Recueil de plantes: Detail

The engraved frontispiece from Nicolas Robert’s Recueil de plantes gravees par ordre du Roi Louis VXI depicts a meeting of the Academy in the Royal Library at Versailles, with Louis XIV present.

This image is a detail of the flower arrangement at the right of the composition. The arrangement appears among globes, maps, plans, and scientific instruments.

 
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