Myricaceae - Morella pubescens - Myrica arguta From: Dictionnaire des sciences naturelles. Planches … Botanique classée d’après la méthode naturelle de M. Antoine-Laurent de Jussieu by Pierre Jean François Turpin. Myricaceae
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Found throughout the world, with three genera of trees and shrubs having aromatic leaves. Useful plants include Myrica gale with resinous leaves, Comptonia peregrina a shrub with leaves used in folk medicines and as a seasoning.
Myricaceae - Morella pubescens - Myrica arguta
From: Dictionnaire des sciences naturelles. Planches … Botanique classée d’après la méthode naturelle de M. Antoine-Laurent de Jussieu by Pierre Jean François Turpin.
Paris & Strasbourg, F.G. Levrault, 1816-1829, volume 5, plate 298. Hand-coloured engraving after Turpin (sheet 120 x 213 mm).
€ 75
Pierre Jean François Turpin (1775-1840) was possibly the greatest botanical genius of all the French botanical painters of his day … In particular, his drawings of botanical details have rarely been surpassed. ... (Blunt). With Pierre-Antoine Poiteau he collaborated in some of the most important botanical publications of the early years of the nineteenth century. In the finely illustrated botanical part of the Dictionnaire … the plates by several engravers were issued uncoloured or coloured.
* Pritzel 10.722; Blunt & Stearn p. 180 ff.; Nissen BBI 2239; Stafleu & Cowan 1293 + 15.384.
Myricaceae - Morella pubescens - Myrica arguta From: Dictionnaire des sciences naturelles. Planches … Botanique classée d’après la méthode naturelle de M. Antoine-Laurent de Jussieu by Pierre Jean François Turpin.
Myricaceae - Comptonia peregrina - Comptonia asplenifolia
From: Afbeeldingen der fraaiste, meest uitheemsche boomen en heesters by Johan Carl Krauss.
Amsterdam, Johannes Allart, 1802 [-1808]. Hand-coloured engraving (sheet 230 x 280 mm). Text enclosed.
€ 100
Rare Dutch work on shrubs and trees, with splendid, highly finished plates, showing details as fruits, flowers, branches, seeds, etc. The work was orginally published in 21 parts, each containing 6 plates, but publication was discontinued because of insuffi
cient sales. The author (1759-1826) was a German-born professor of medicine at Leiden.
* Pritzel 4872; Nissen BBI 1102; Great flower books p. 63; Landwehr 98; Stafleu & Cowan 3927.
Myricaceae - Myrica asplenifolia - Comptonia asplenifolia. From: Afbeeldingen der fraaiste, meest uitheemsche boomen en heesters by Johan Carl Krauss.