Annonaceae - Saccopetalum horsfieldii. From: Plantae javanicae rariores, descriptae iconibus illustratae, … by John Joseph Bennett, Robert Brown & Thomas Horsfield. Annonaceae
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Trees, shrubs or rarely woody lianas. Its type genus is Annona. Concentrated in the tropics, with few species found in temperate regions.
Annonaceae - Annona africana
From: Histoire universelle du règne végétal, ou nouveau dictionnaire physique et économique de toutes les plantes qui croissent sur la surface du globe; … by Pierre Joseph Buchoz.
Paris, Brunet, 1775-1780. Engraving with plant names (uncut sheet 260 x 420 mm). Text missing.
€ 95
This print is among 1200 plates from this most extensive work, published from 1775-1780 by the extremely prolific author Pierre Joseph Buchoz (1731-1807, also spelled as Buch’oz or Buc’hoz). He was a French physician and naturalist who served as physician to the king of Poland. He left his post to pursue his interest in natural history and published vast illustrated folios on botany, books on mineralogy, agriculture, ornithology and medicine. The attractive plates are mostly based on original drawings in the Collection des Vélins of the Muséum d’Histoire Naturelle, Paris. Artists’ names on the the copper-engravings seldom occur and as engraver Fessard is sometimes mentioned.
* Pritzel 1325; Dunthorne 59; Blunt & Stearn pp. 158-160; Nissen BBI 287; Stafleu & Cowan 876; Johnston 524.
Annonaceae - Annona africana - Anona affricana. From: Histoire universelle du règne végétal, ou nouveau dictionnaire physique et économique de toutes les plantes qui croissent sur la surface du globe; … by Pierre Joseph Buchoz.
Annonaceae - Lacertus cauda caerulea + Annona glabra - Anona fructu viridi laevi, Pyri inversi forma
From: The natural history of Carolina, Florida, and the Bahama Islands by Mark Catesby. London, 1731-1743 or 1754, plate 67. Hand-coloured engraving by the author (sheet 345 × 500 mm). Text enclosed in photocopy.
€ 1.000
"Catesby's Natural History is the most famous colorplate book of American plant and animal life; … a fundamental and original work for the study of American species." (Hunt). Catesby is considered to have possibly served as a model for Audubon in setting animals against appropiate, often botanical, backgrounds. As a young man he studied the natural sciences in London and in 1712 travelled to Virginia, returning in 1719 with an extensive collection of plants. This collection attracted the attention of Sir Hans Sloane, who helped fund Catesby's second trip to Carolina, Georgia, Florida and the Bahamas from 1722 to 1729. Upon his return to London he began preparing his book, and as he could not afford artists, he drew and engraved the plates himself, with the exception of three by Ehret.
* Pritzel 1602; Dunthorne 72; Nissen BBI 336; Great flower books p. 53; Hunt 486; Stafleu & Cowan 1057.
Annonaceae - Lacertus cauda caerulea + Annona glabra - Anona fructu viridi laevi, Pyri inversi forma
Annonaceae - Miliusa horsfieldii - Saccopetalum horsfieldii
From: Plantae javanicae rariores, descriptae iconibus illustratae, … by John Joseph Bennett, Robert Brown & Thomas Horsfield.
London, W.H. Allen, 1838-1852, plate 35. Hand-coloured engraving (sheet 262 x 373 mm). Text missing.
€ 130
Horsfield, an American surgeon and naturalist lived in Java for sixteen years, employed by the East India Co., where he assembled a herbarium amounting to some 2100 species. On his return to England he entrusted the cataloguing and identification of the specimens to Robert Brown, who also arranged publication. The determinations and descriptions were mostly the work of Bennett. The finely engraved 50 plates are by John Curtis and E. Weddell after Charles and John Curtis.
* Pritzel 613; Jackson p. 396*; Great flower books p. 49; Nissen BBI 934; Stafleu & Cowan 418.
Annonaceae - Saccopetalum horsfieldii. From: Plantae javanicae rariores, descriptae iconibus illustratae, … by John Joseph Bennett, Robert Brown & Thomas Horsfield.