The Trees of North America: Michaux and Redouté's American Masterpiece (Tiny Folio)

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This Tiny Folio presents, in modern taxonomic order, all 277 of the hand-colored plates from François-André Michaux's classic North American Sylva, as well as the supplemental volumes by Thomas Nuttall. These masterworks of nineteenth-century botanical illustration--by such artists as Pierre-Joseph Redouté and Pancrace Bessa--represent the leaves, fruit, and flowers of American trees with wonderful grace and clarity. Published in cooperation with the New York Botanical Garden, The Trees of North America includes a preface and introduction describing how Michaux and Nuttall's pioneering work came to be.

Abbeville Press

1.1" H x 4.5" L x 4.3" W

336 pages

hardcover