MBG HomeRare Books from the Missouri Botanical Garden Library Shop  About the Project   Download   Copyright   Comments 
   Browse Titles  Browse Authors  Browse Illustrations  To Be Scanned  Search         Purchase Prints
Flora Atlantica, sive Historia plantarum quae in Atlante, Agro Tunetano et Algeriensi Crescunt. Tomus Primus.  Volume 1 of 2

Navigate through book: Introduction | VolumesBibliographic Information | View Pages | Structure | List of Illustrations | View in Botanicus

 - Flora Atlantica, sive Historia plantarum quae in Atlante, Agro Tunetano et Algeriensi Crescunt. Tomus Primus.
Published: Parisiis : L.G. Desgranges, [1798-1799?]

Flora Atlantica was the result of two years of travel and scientific exploration in Algeria and Tunisia by René Desfontaines. His reputation as a botanist was well established when he was elected to the Academy of Sciences in 1782 and he was chosen for the expedition in that same year. Desfontaines explored a large section of North Africa from the seacoast to the Atlas Mountains, and brought back to Paris a very large collection of plants. In Flora Atlantica, published in two volumes (1798-1799), there are description of 1,520 species and more than three hundred genera. Many of the uncolored line engravings, which are numbered 1-261, are from paintings by P.J. Redouté and his younger brother, Joseph-Henri.

This book was Digitized by Fred Keusenkothen. Web design by Leslie Miller.  Digitized 8/15/2002.
 
Shop - Home - About - Download - Copyright - Comments

Copyright © 1995-2010 Missouri Botanical Garden. Send questions to Chris Freeland.