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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: £92.99 $120/€107 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.


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