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Orchids in the Life and Work of Auguste R. Endrés (2-Volume Set)

Biography / Memoir

By: Carlos Ossenbach (Editor), Franco Pupulin (Editor), Rudolf Jenny (Editor)

890 pages, 399 colour & b/w illustrations

Vienna Natural History Museum / Naturhistorisches Museum Wien

Hardback | Slipcase | Jan 2013 | #209777 | ISBN-13: 9783902421777
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NHBS Price: £399.00 $488/€447 approx

About this book

Language: English

The disclosure of Costa Rican orchid diversity during the second half of the Nineteenth century is profoundly indebted with the exploratory and botanical work by Auguste R. Endrés. Heinrich Gustav Reichenbach, George Nicholson, Friedrich Richard Rudolf Schlechter, Friedrich Wilhelm Ludwig Kränzlin, Carlyle August Luer, and Franco Pupulin, described almost one hundred orchid species on the basis of plants collected by Endrés during his journey in Costa Rica. The thousands of plants, sketches, analytical drawings, habitat notes and botanical descriptions prepared be Endrés from 1866 to 1874, when he mostly resided in Costa Rica, form an extraordinary legacy, that has until today waited for in – deep scrutiny and interpretation. These two volumes present the biography and the most relevant botanical achievements of this extraordinary man. Volume 1 contains the text, volume 2 the illustrations and the catalogue.

Please note that this is a heavy set (~4 kg).

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