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[Botanical manuscript of 450 watercolors of flowers and plants].

[Place of publication not identified]: [publisher not identified], approximately 1740


Digital Facsimile

266, that is 256, pages : color illustrations ; 46 cm.

Title devised by cataloger.

Date from Dumbarton Oaks Research Library acid-free tag in book.

Page numbers are written in ink on each of page corners.

No pages numbered 190-199; no evidence that pages have been removed, possible binder's error or mistake in numbering.

Pages 255, 256, 259, 260, 263, and 264 are blank.

Most sheets have 2 plant images on a page.

Text in French in red or black ink, Latin name of plant in black ink.

French text with plant names in French and Latin.



French, Latin


Botanical illustration -- Early works to 1800.; Botanical illustration -- Early works to 1800 -- Pictorial works.; Botany -- Pre-Linnean works.; Plants -- Early works to 1800.; Flowers -- Early works to 1800.; Watercolor painting -- 18th century.