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!
- Maria Sibylla Merian’s Raupen wunderbare . . ., 1730.
- Maria Sibylla Merian’s Metamorphosis insectorum surinamensium,
- E.A. Séguy’s Insectes,
Séguy’s Papillons, 1925.
- Jean Jules Linden’s Iconographie des Orchidées, 1885-1906
John Thornton’s Temple of Flora , 1807.
Image featured: Plate II from Maria Sibylla Merian’s Raupen wunderbare, 1730.
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!
Thanks for catching the URL error … it should be fixed now.
Thanks for reading, come back soon!