Drawn After Nature: The Complete Botanical Watercolours of the 16th-Century Libri Picturati

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BRILL, 2008 - NATURE - 368 pages
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Drawn after nature presents a vivid and complete picture of a unique historical collection of botanical watercolours. Botanists, art lovers, historians as well as the general public will enjoy this publication of the watercolours, their annotations and their history, but above all their supreme beauty and display of craftsmanship.
 

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Contents

Foreword
7
an enquiry into the Libri Piƈturati A1830
9
The making of the Libri Piƈturati A1630
13
Technical description
23
The additions by the Count of Arenberg
29
From Kleve through Berlin to GrŘssau
35
From Krzeszˇw to Krakˇw
41
Dramatis Personae
45
Ornamental plants
135
Fungi
141
Animals depicted in the Libri Piƈturati A1830
145
The complete annotations plates of the Libri Piƈturati A1830
151
Introduction to the annotations on Libri Piƈturati A1830
153
A18
155
A19
171
A20
183

Sources cited in the annotations
51
The Libri Piƈturati and the early history of the Hortus botanicus Leiden
55
The Libri Piƈturati watercolours and early botanical illustrations
61
Algae lichens mosses liverworts ferns and lycophytes
69
The flowering plants in the Libri Piƈturati
75
The morphology of illustrated plants
79
Phytogeography synanthropic plants and plant introductions
87
The beginnings of ecological thought
91
Plants depicted in the Flora Iberica and present in the Libri Piƈturati
99
Common names in Italian
107
Common names in French German and Dutch
111
Food plants
115
Medicinal plants drugs and kitchen herbs
121
Fodder plants
127
Technical plants
129
A21
199
A22
213
A23
223
A24
245
A25
255
A26
267
A27
283
A28
299
A29
319
A30
327
Literature
340
Index
342
Appendix 1 Plants with a Caspar Bauhin name arranged by plate number
346
Appendix 2 Scientific and other names of plants animals and objects depicted in the Libri Picturati
348
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