Books  General Natural History  Art 

The Drawings of Antoine Nicolas Duchesne for his Natural History of the Gourds

Art / Photobook

Series: Des Planches et des Mots Volume: 4

By: Harry S Paris

454 pages, 258 colour plates

Muséum National d'Histoire Naturelle

Hardback | Oct 2007 | #171543 | ISBN-13: 9782856536049
Availability: In stock
NHBS Price: £105.00 $129/€118 approx

About this book

Language: Bilingual in English and French

For the first time, this book makes available high-resolution reproductions of all the 258 paintings of gourds of the genus Cucurbita, figuring about a hundred cultivars, kept at the Bibliotheque centrale of the Museum national d'Histoire naturelle, made in the 18th century by Antoine Nicholas Duchesne, of the Royal Garden in Versailles, a forerunner of genetics and evolution.

Write a review

There are currently no reviews for this product. Be the first to review this product!

Bestsellers in this subject

Printing Wildlife

NHBS Special Offer Price: £12.99 £14.99 (Save £2.00) $16/€15 approx (ends 31/12/2016)

The Unfeathered Bird

NHBS Price: £34.95 $43/€39 approx

The Artist and the Scientists

NHBS Price: £46.99 $58/€53 approx

Bird Man's River

NHBS Price: £34.99 $43/€39 approx

The Elegant Fowl

NHBS Price: £22.50 $28/€25 approx