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Edward Lear’s Nonsense Botany (1871–77)

- July 16, 2019 in binomial classification, botany, Carl Linnaeus, edward lear, flowers, nonsense, plants, taxonomy

The Victorian artist and writer turns his peculiar brand of verbal and visual invention to the world of plant taxonomy.

Karl Blossfeldt’s Urformen der Kunst (1928)

- May 15, 2019 in decoration, Karl Blossfeldt, Ornaments, plant anatomy, plant photography, plants

Photographs of plants captured in extraordinary detail, as if under the microscope, frozen into new forms almost beyond recognition.

Miniatures from a 12th-century Medical and Herbal Collection

- January 26, 2017 in flora, herbal, herbals, medicine, plants

Wonderful series of miniatures from a late 12th-century herbal with delightfully abstract depictions of plants including Cannabis), and a variety of medieval medical procedures, such as cauterization and the removal of haemorrhoids.

Miniatures from a 12th-century Medical and Herbal Collection

- January 26, 2017 in flora, herbal, herbals, medicine, plants

Wonderful series of miniatures from a late 12th-century herbal with delightfully abstract depictions of plants including Cannabis), and a variety of medieval medical procedures, such as cauterization and the removal of haemorrhoids.

Miniatures from a 12th-century Medical and Herbal Collection

- January 26, 2017 in flora, herbal, herbals, medicine, plants

Wonderful series of miniatures from a late 12th-century herbal with delightfully abstract depictions of plants including Cannabis), and a variety of medieval medical procedures, such as cauterization and the removal of haemorrhoids.

Miniatures from a 12th-century Medical and Herbal Collection

- January 26, 2017 in flora, herbal, herbals, medicine, plants

Wonderful series of miniatures from a late 12th-century herbal with delightfully abstract depictions of plants including Cannabis), and a variety of medieval medical procedures, such as cauterization and the removal of haemorrhoids.

Illustrations from a Descriptive Iconography of Cacti (1841)

- September 20, 2016 in botany, Cactaceae, cacti, cactus, cactuses, plants

Illustrations of cacti featured in a 19th-century work by French botanist Charles Lemaire.

Illustrations from a Descriptive Iconography of Cacti (1841)

- September 20, 2016 in botany, Cactaceae, cacti, cactus, cactuses, plants

Illustrations of cacti featured in a 19th-century work by French botanist Charles Lemaire.

Illustrations from a Descriptive Iconography of Cacti (1841)

- September 20, 2016 in botany, Cactaceae, cacti, cactus, cactuses, plants

Illustrations of cacti featured in a 19th-century work by French botanist Charles Lemaire.

Watercolours from a 16th-Century De Materia Medica

- September 15, 2015 in floral, flowers, herbal medicine, herbals, medicine, pharmacopoeias, plants

Wonderful full-page watercolour illustrations from a 16th-century edition of Pedanius Dioscorides's work on herbal medicine, De Materia Medica.