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New SIL Title with Assouline Publishing

This spring, six unique volumes from the Smithsonian
Libraries’ collections will be featured in
Botanicals, with text by SIL’s
Curator of Natural History Rare Books, Leslie

Exquisite plates from the volumes below illustrate this
stunning work, which is focused on flowers, fruits and butterflies. Click the
links to preview the illustrations in our Galaxy of Images!Merian_tulip_4

Click here to purchase your own copy!

Image featured: Plate II from Maria Sibylla Merian’s Raupen wunderbare, 1730.


  1. Psst! Both Merian links are the same. I would search further but I’m getting cold fusion errors on ‘surinamensium’ or ‘merian’.
    By the way: great to see you guys have a blog!

  2. Smithsonian Libraries

    Thanks for catching the URL error … it should be fixed now.
    Thanks for reading, come back soon!

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