Descourtilz - Herb, Nut, Spice, Vegetable & Other Illustrations

Descourtilz - Herb, Nut, Spice, Vegetable & Other Illustrations

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The antique botanical prints in this issue are from Flore pittoresque et médicale des Antilles [short title] published by the author in 8 volumes. The illustrations were painted by Michel Étienne Descourtilz’ son Jean Théodore (1796-1855) from the drawings and directions of his father.

Michel Étienne Descourtilz (1775-1835)
Born: 1775 at Pithiviers, France
Died: 1835 at Paris, France
Wife: Daughter of Rossignol-Desdunes

In 1798, Descourtilz left his family in France to travel with his mother-in-law to Haiti, according to Girard, in order to “recover the valuable plantations held by his Creole relatives.” This historic time in Haiti was recorded by Descourtilz through his natural history collections and memoires. What you see in this edition is what saved his life.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940015772906
Publisher: CTG Publishing
Publication date: 11/21/2012
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 12 MB
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