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Plantes des environs de Paris.

Turpin, Pierre Jean François, 1775-1840
[Place of publication not identified]: [publisher not identified], [between 1805 and 1808?]


Digital Facsimile

[103] leaves, [100] leaves of color plates : chiefly col. illustrations ; 27 cm.

Unsigned handwritten manuscript with 100 watercolor paintings, within a pen-drawn frame, depicting the flora of the environs of Paris, a single plant image per plate. Many watercolors include botanical descriptions in Latin and French (text outside of pen-drawn frame). Some watercolors have also small pencil sketches of plant details. Each plate is accompanied by a facing leaf, also with a pen-drawn frame, with text in French and Latin inside the frame.

Handwritten title page and handwritten index of the plants portrayed in the volume ([1] leaf at end).

Attribution to Turpin from bookseller information.

Captions in Latin and French.



French, Latin


Botany -- France -- Pictorial works.; Botanical illustration -- France -- History -- 19th century.; Plants -- France -- Paris -- Pictorial works.; Watercolor painting -- France -- 19th century.; Watercolor painting, French -- 19th century.