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Late 17th/early 18th century suite of beautiful watercolour sketches (plants/insects) by Johanna Helena Herolt, the daughter of Maria Sibylla Merian, one of the greats in scientific drawing. The material here is stylised but naturalistic and very much influenced by her mother's style (Johanna helped produce many of her mother's publications).
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Watercolour sketches of a group of succulent plants from southern Africa known as Carrion Flowers : most have large browny-red petals and a disgusting smell that help to attract blow-flies which pollinate the plants. The original illustration designer was Kew Garden's first plant-hunter, Francis Masson.
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Early 18th century science book on caterpillars changing into butterflies by the esteemed German illustrator, Maria Sibylla Merian. The work contains detailed observations and behavioural descriptions and is accompanied by around 150 beautiful and accurate engravings of insects and the plants they inhabit.
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Early 19th century 'magazine' of gardening and horticulture that was actually a compilation of knowledge and illustrations published in contemporary books and catalogues. The post features lovely hand-coloured engravings of (mostly) flowers and plants, but also includes what are captioned practical equipment and plans.
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Lithographs from about the 1870s from an influential 42-plate collection of educational illustrations. Husband and wife team of Arnold and Carolina Dodel-Port produced a colourful array of pictures to be used in educating students in botanical anatomy, many of the plates bearing multiple illustrations showing cross-sections and microscopic forms, with parts labelled or numbered to reference in the accompanying descriptive text.
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Some of the earliest watercolour sketches of animals, plants and local scenes in Australia. The English artist, John Lewin, arrived in Oz in 1800 and pursued an individual style that eschewed the staid and plastic classicism of European scientific drawing in favour of a more naturalistic approach that deployed the subjects among more true and real plants and atmosphere of their locality. So this collection is especially important in historical terms because it preserves some of the earliest tropes of a uniquely Australian identity (as obviously filtered by a European viewpoint).
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1840s watercolour sketches by Massachusetts self-trained botanical / ornithological artist, Isaac Sprague. He had been a field-trip sketch artist on one of Audubon's expeditions. These images in the post are very good quality naturalistic displays of (mostly) birds together with associated branches of flora.