von Martius. The Book of Palms
  • Engels
  • Hardcover
  • 9783836566148
  • Druk: 1
  • juli 2017
  • 412 pagina's
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On December 15, 1868, Carl Friedrich Philipp von Martius (1794-1868), Professor of Botany at the University of Munich and director of the Royal Botanic Garden, was carried to his grave in a coffin covered with fresh palm leaves. These were a reference to his groundbreaking Historia naturalis palmarum: opus tripartitum (Natural History of Palms: a work in three volumes), published between 1823 and 1853. At the time, this encyclopedic treasury contained the sum of human knowledge on the topic, and included 240 exquisite chromolithographic illustrations, including landscape views of palm habitats and botanical dissections.This epic folio was based on von Martius's expedition to Brazil and Peru with zoologist Johann Baptist von Spix, sponsored by King Maximilian I of Bavaria, to investigate natural history and native tribes. From 1817 to 1820 the pair traveled over 2,250 km (1,400 miles) throughout the Amazon basin, the most species-rich palm region in the world, collecting and sketching specimens. On their return both men were awarded knighthoods and lifetime pensions. In his epic work, von Martius outlined the modern classification of palm, produced the first maps of palm biogeography, described all the palms of Brazil, and collated the sum of all known genera of the palm family. Apart from his own collection of specimens and notes, von Martius also wrote about the findings of others. Von Martius's folio is unusual in its inclusion of cross-sectioned diagrams, conveying the architecture of these mighty trees, which central Europeans would have found hard to imagine accurately. Equally remarkable are the color landscapes showing various palms-often standing alone-which have a simple and elegant beauty. This famous work is an unrivaled landmark in botanic illustration and taxonomy.

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Engels
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Hardcover
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juli 2017
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412 pagina's
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H. Walter Lack H. Walter Lack
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H. Walter Lack
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Taschen Gmbh

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3455 g
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266 mm
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51 mm
Verpakking lengte
353 mm

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  • Ook Palmen gek worden?
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    • Praktisch
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    • de landschaps-afbeeldingen zijn authentiek.
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    Prachtige verzameling van Palmen soorten, in detail en via landschap-afbeeldingen vind je het habitat terug. Van zo veel Palmensoorten was ik nog geen gebundeld overzicht tegen gekomen. Erg fraai weergegeven.

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