The Art of Natural History
Botanical Illustrations, Ornithological Drawings and Other Masterpieces from the Age of Exploration
Edited by Michelle Lenoir and Pascal Heurel
Published by Musèum national d’Histoire naturelle and Rizzoli
A rare chance to own an astonishing visual record of the exploration of parts of the natural world. Fully illustrated with over 800 colour plates. Published by Rizzoli and Musèum national d’Histoire naturelle.
A true labour of love, the collection has taken almost three decades to collate, reproduce and bring to print, making this a unique collectors’ edition for anyone with an appreciation for natural history and art. The large-format design has been selected to showcase the extraordinary detail of these exquisite illustrations and the slipcased edition sits inside an illustrated presentation box.
‘These vellums are the fruit of an exceptional endeavour, one that, for almost four hundred years, has inventoried species both familiar and exotic as a way to deepen our knowledge of what has only recently come to be known as “bio-diversity”.’ Bruno David, President of the Muséum national d’Histoire naturelle
Published by Rizzoli and and Musèum national d’Histoire naturelle.
830 colour illustrations
Hardback with jacket
Presentation box with carry handle
380mm x 300mm
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