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Michał Piotr Boym’s Flora sinensis, fructus floresque humillime [Flora of China, fruits and flowers]. By Anne GriffinHead of Cataloguing Royal Botanic Gardens Kew, Library, Art & Archives.

Michał Piotr Boym’s Flora sinensis, fructus floresque humillime [Flora of China, fruits and flowers].

Flora sinensis is one of the first natural history books on China by a European. Ifla2016 091 rosesandler. Lara Call Gastinger Botanical Art. Collection: Catesby's Natural History. Free botanical sets of icon illustrations. IAN symbol libraries currently contain 2740 custom made vector symbols for science communication, including eight flora themed albums.

Free botanical sets of icon illustrations

Each free botanical icon set can be downloaded as an individual file or on palettes as shown below. You will need to give credit to the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science, who created this plant art, if you use them. But if you don’t want to do that, you can also pay a fee. Such a diverse range of organisms are covered here in quite some detail, making them much more unusual, extensive and interesting than your average plant or botanical icon. Download and load into Photoshop and Illustrator or just keep in your images folder to use in whatever way you want. Courtesy of the Integration and Application Network, University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science ( H.C. Andrews: Heather. Early 19th century hand-coloured engravings of heath flowers The vast majority of the 860+ species in the genus Erica (heaths/heather) are endemic to southern Africa.

H.C. Andrews: Heather

Plants from this genus don't respond well to being dug up and relocated and very few specimens were seen in Europe before the late 1700s. Discovery voyages eventually included botanists and specialist plant collectors and handlers. They could successfully preserve, dry or nurture Erica species and their parts, enabling samples to survive the rigours of a three month sea voyage to Europe. Agnes Marion Ayre Herbarium Artwork. Browse Collection.

Agnes Marion Ayre Herbarium Artwork

Ferdinand Bauer: Florae novae hollandiae. R.H. Beddome: The ferns of British India. Gherardo Cibo: 16th-Century De Materia Medica. These wonderful full-page watercolour illustrations are from a 16th-century edition of Pedanius Dioscorides’s work on herbal medicine, De Materia Medica.

Gherardo Cibo: 16th-Century De Materia Medica

Dioscorides (ca. 40–90 AD), a Greek physician and botanist, is considered to be the father of pharmacology, with this five-volume book hailed as the forerunner of modern pharmacopoeias (books that record medicines along with their effects and directions for their use). His book was translated from the original Greek to Latin, Arabic, and Spanish, and continued to be in use with additions and commentaries written by various authors, one of them being the 16th-century Italian doctor Pietro Andrea Mattioli (1501–1577).

Describing one hundred new plants not included by Dioscorides, Mattioli’s expansion of the book first appeared in Italian and was later translated into Latin, French, Czech, and German. Johannes Gessner 1795. Id: 426045 | Print info Artist: Johannes Gessner Normally ships in 3 working days Fine art paper Canvas art print This high quality print is based on a hand-coloured engraved plate from Johannes Gessner's book 'Tabulae Phytographicae'.

Johannes Gessner 1795

Gessner was a botanist, geologist and respected correspondent of Linnaeus. He was among the first botanists to adopt the Linnean system of classification. Gessner died before 'Tabulae Phytographicae' was completed and it was published after his death. Date: 1795. Custom framing Next Art2Order custom frames are handmade in the UK. Harvey: Nereis australis. Hooker. Benjamin Hunt. Catharine Johnston (illustrator) Botanical illustration of Hieracium murorum and Hieracium sylvaticum in Plate II by Catharine Johnston published in "The Botany of the Eastern Borders". [1] Catharine Johnston (neé Charles 1700s - 1800s) was an English botanical illustrator who had a species of marine animal named in her honour.

Catharine Johnston (illustrator)

Johnston took an active interest in the study of natural history.[3] She assisted her husband in his natural history investigations and illustrated his publications with scientific drawings.[3] She signed her works C. Johnston.[4] On 21 December 1831 she was made an "Extraordinary member" of the Berwickshire Naturalists' Club.[5] Her drawings assisted other notable scientists to further their research.[6] In 1853 Philip Henry Gosse named the marine species Tomopteris (Johnstonella) catharina in her honor stating "The crystalline Johnstonella. Martyn Kelly. Maria Sibylla Merian, The Woman Who Made Science Beautiful. It was silkworms that first captured 13–year–old Maria Sibylla Merian’s attention.

Maria Sibylla Merian, The Woman Who Made Science Beautiful

She would later graduate to a wider set of creatures, watching caterpillars, pupae, butterflies, and moths for days, weeks, and months. Paintbrush in hand, Merian recorded each stage of their life cycles, noting every change and movement. Merian. This striking set of hand-painted botanical and insect prints was produced by Johanna Helena Herolt, a lesser known member of the 17th c.


Latino Natural History. Alstroemeria enneantha -- Alstroemeria polyantha [Amaryllidaceae; Bomarea Mirbel, Amaryllidaceae] | The Torner Collection of Sessé and Mociño Biological Illustrations, courtesy of Hunt Institute for Botanical Illustration, Carnegie Mellon University Passiflora quadrangularis [Passiflora quadrangularis Linnaeus, Passifloraceae] | The Torner Collection of Sessé and Mociño Biological Illustrations, courtesy of Hunt Institute for Botanical Illustration, Carnegie Mellon University.

Latino Natural History

Henry Mockel: The Philosopher of Flowers. This article first appeared in the Early Spring, 2014, edition of The Sand Paper, the newsletter of the Anza Borrego Desert Natural History Association ( Faced with a field of spring flowers, some of us want to run the other way. The names confuse us, the profusion intimidates us. Mary Monsma: Ferns. From Plant Press, Vol. 18, No. 3, July 2015. By Elizabeth Jacobsen Mary Monsma points out similarities in close-up studies of ferns she illustrated for David Lellinger. She is now scanning these images as part of the herbarium digitization project. (photo by Elizabeth Jacobsen) Mary Monsma has the eye of an artist. Page and Carter: Southern Africa Plants. In the early 1900s, two artists, Mary Page and Beatrice Carter, were employed by the Bolus Herbarium to illustrate a hugely diverse family of succulent plants, which are almost endemic to Southern Africa. Their delicate, precise and vividly coloured botanical drawings are now freely accessible online.

View the Bolus Herbarium illustrations on the Digital Collections website. John Parkinson. Wildflowers of Ecuador: Mary Barnas Pomeroy. Every now and then an unusual and exciting opportunity arises to digitize a very unique item. Such an opportunity arrived in the email box of Doug Holland, the director of the Peter H. Raven Library at the Missouri Botanical Garden, one afternoon in January 2014. Anne Hess, daughter of artist Mary Barnas Pomeroy and grand-daughter of artist/teacher Carl Barnas, had decided to donate a collection of artwork and her mother’s unfinished manuscript to the library.

Redoute Plantarum historia succulentarum. Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh - Stella Ross-Craig - Drawings of British Plants (2001) 28 October, 2001 - 10 March 2002 This exhibition presented the then ninety-five year old Stella Ross-Craig's masterly drawings of British plants (1948-73) for the first time. The tradition of illustrating Britain's native plants goes back to William Turner in the sixteenth century. In his New Herball, Turner was reduced to using woodcut illustrations that had already been used in Fuchs' Herbal.

The use of illustrations drawn from real specimens dates from Otto Brunfels in Germany (c. 1530), but in Britain a systematic attempt to illustrate all native plants did not occur until Smith and Sowerby's English Botany of 1790-1814. This work includes no less than 2592 plates, representing not only flowering plants but bryophytes, lichens and algae. Shukoku. Roberta Jean Smith. Latino Natural History. Die Alpenpflanzen: F. Tempsky. Fanni Vamos Dendrological Atlas Project. American wild flowers: E. Whitefield. Water Colours of Fungi by Fritz Wohlfarth. Kew's Heritage Trees - paintings by Masumi Yamanaka. United States Geological Survey Images on Flickr. Japanese Botanical Prints. Illustrations of Southern Africa flora. Plant Illustrations, cacti / succulents. Botanical Art Who's Who. Botanical Prints. Botanical Art & Artists - Home.

Study Room resource: Botanical illustration. National Agricultural Library Digital Collections.