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Stirpes Novae: aut minus cognitae: quas descriptionibus et iconibus illustravit. [67 plates] Public Deposited

Stirpes Novae: aut minus cognitae: quas descriptionibus et iconibus illustravit. [67 plates]

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  • TCD/SN/P0001
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  • Copyright The Board of Trinity College Dublin. Images are available for single-use academic application only. Publication, transmission or display is prohibited without formal written approval of the Library of Trinity College, Dublin.
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  • Paris
  • France
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Date Created
  • circa 1784-1785
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Abstract
  • Stirpes Novae is a flower book published between 1784 and 1785 by the French Linnaean botanist Charles Louis L'Heritier de Brutelle. It contains copper engravings of different plants by the leading botanic artists of the day, including Pierre-Joseph Redouté and Louis Fréret, while the rest are after well known artists such as J. G. Bruguière, James Sowerby, P. Jossigny, Claude Aubriet and others. Printed by ‘Philippi-Dionysii Pierres’ [Philippe-Denis Pierres] in Paris. TCD/SN/P0001 comprises 67 plates of black and white botanical prints from this book, which are in the possession of The Herbarium, Trinity College Dublin. L'Heritier,, born in Paris in 1746 to a wealthy family, devoted himself to the science of botany and to public service, which included initial support for the French Revolution, followed by disenchantment with the revolutionary regime. The purpose of his Stirpes Novae was to describe, portray and classify according to the Linnean system plants that were new or had gone largely unnoticed. Stirpes Novae was intended to be a work of two volumes with at least 120 plates, but only six fascicles were published-in the years 1785-1791, with 84 plates and accompanying descriptive texts.
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  • Mellon Foundation
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  • ink
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  • paper (fiber product)
Culture
  • French
Digital Object Id
  • TCDSNP0001_68
Source
  • 0124194

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