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I had a look at this yesterday.

"Collecting Ladies - Ferdinand von Mueller and Women Botanical Artists"

by Penny Olsen AM

http://www.publish.csiro.au/pid/7126.htm

May be of interest?

Cheers,

Geoff

 


From: SciArt-L Discussion List-for Natural Science Illustration- [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Amy J. Gagnon
Sent: Friday, 12 December 2014 5:39 AM
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Subject: Re: [SCIART] Great books on botanist explorers & illustrators

 

Wow, a marvelous list!  Thank you everyone!  

 

Amy

 

Sydney Parkinson: Artist of Cook's Endeavor Voyage
Alexander von Humboldt and the Botanical Exploration of the Americas
The Discovery of Jeanne Baret: A Story of Science, the High Seas, and the First Woman to Circumnavigate the Globe
Brother Gardeners, by Andrea Wulf
Ferdinand Bauer--The Australian Natural History Drawings
The Travels of William Bartram edited by Mark Van Doren
The Collector, David Douglas and the Natural History of the Northwest
David Douglas, a Naturalist at Work: An Illustrated Exploration Across Two Centuries in the Pacific Northwest
Chrysalis, Maria Sibylla Merian and the Secrets of Metamorphosis
Flower Hunters by Mary Gribbin and John Gribbin

 

On Thu, Dec 11, 2014 at 11:48 AM, Barbara Hayford <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

Thank you all for excellent suggestions on these books!

 

On Wed, Dec 10, 2014 at 12:27 PM, Emily S. Damstra <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

Amy, this one is an amazing (true) story about a female botanist and explorer:
The Discovery of Jeanne Baret: A Story of Science, the High Seas, and the First Woman to Circumnavigate the Globe
http://www.amazon.com/Discovery-Jeanne-Baret-Science-Circumnavigate/dp/0307463532/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1418235853&sr=8-1&keywords=jeanne+botanist


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On Wed, Dec 10, 2014 at 12:21 PM, Amy J. Gagnon <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

A few years ago I read Kate Furbish and the Flora of Maine, which lead to reading Margaret Mee's Amazon, both were fascinating.  Mark Catesby was another interesting one.  I wondered if anyone has suggestions for books on other similar botanist explorers?  

 

Thanks!

 

Amy

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