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21 Antique Book/Michaux Flora boreali-americana/ Virtual Fair 18

€2,900.00

Description: Michaux, François-André
Flora boreali-americana, sistens caracteres plantarum quas in America septentrionali collegit et detexit.
Parisiis [Paris] & Arengentorati [Strasbourg], typis Caroli Crapelet, apud fratres Levrault, anno XI - 1803, 1. edition, 2 volumes, 1, pp. x, [1, err.], 330, plate 1-29; 2, pp. iii, 340, plate 30-51; large 8vo (140 x 218 mm), marbled endpapers, marbled calf with richly gilt spines and lettered black labels. Attractive set.

The 51 plates are fine copper-engravings from drawings by Pierre-Joseph Redouté and engraved by Plée. "Other important botanical works illustrated in black and white by Redouté were two by André Michaux (1746-1802): Histoire des chênes de l'Amérique of 1801 … and the fundamental work on North American botany, Flora boreali-americana of 1803 …" (Redoutéana p. 14).
* Pritzel 7611; Nissen BBI 1357; Dunthorne 250; Great flower books p. 67; Redoutéana 11; Stafleu & Cowan 5958.
  • Number: 1800016 (24301.Michau)
  • Dealer: Speculum Orbis Nauticum