This book is the first in-depth study of eighteenth-century botanical illustrations. Its findings offer a completely new insight into the working practices of the botanists and scientific draughtsmen of this period. The author describes the different production stages of these illustrations. For the first time, the author presents a convincing description of how botanical illustrations developed, ascertaining the criteria that drove this process.... a systematic analysis of archive material, which makes it worthwhile to treat this aspect in considerable detail.101 Since ... the illustrations of the examined selection were made in the technique of copper-engraving, the technical 100 TRWC.
|Title||:||Draughtsmen, Botanists and Nature:|
|Publisher||:||Springer Science & Business Media - 2006-09-21|