Botanical Riches Stories of Botanical Exploration
The botanical riches of this book are twofold. This is firstly a book about plants themselves, and the story of their exploration, appreciation, introduction and exploitation through the ages. But it is equally about the collective library of books that document this botanical exploration and appreciation of plants, and the history and craft of botanical illustration. Botanical Riches is magnificently illustrated with some of the world’s most glorious engraved, lithographed and hand-coloured botanical illustrations, from the earliest Renaissance herbals to elaborate and beautiful volumes from the golden age of printing.