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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
The Drawings of Antoine Nicolas Duchesne for his Natural History of the Gourds
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  • The Drawings of Antoine Nicolas Duchesne for his Natural History of the Gourds ISBN: 9782856536049 Hardback Oct 2007 In stock
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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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Art / Photobook
Series: Des Planches et des Mots Volume: 4
By: Harry S Paris
454 pages, 258 colour plates
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