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Michaux, François André 1770-1855

Overview
Works: 169 works in 629 publications in 2 languages and 4,844 library holdings
Genres: Pictorial works  Bibliography  Identification guides  Portraits  History 
Roles: Author, Editor, Translator, Honoree
Classifications: QK481, 582.16097
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Most widely held works about François André Michaux
 
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Voyage à l'ouest des monts Alléghanys, dans les états de l'Ohio, du Kentucky, et du Tennessée, et retour à Charleston par les Hautes-Carolines ... Entrepris pendant l'an x--1802 by François André Michaux( Book )

63 editions published between 1804 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 354 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The North American sylva, or, A description of the forest trees of the United States, Canada and Nova Scotia : considered particularly with respect to their use in the arts, and their introduction into commerce : to which is added a description of the most useful of the European forest trees by François André Michaux( Book )

30 editions published between 1817 and 1841 in English and held by 227 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A hybrid of the first American Michaux and Nuttall, comprised of a fragment of the first volume of the first edition of the Nuttall, bound with the second and third volumes of the first American edition of the Michaux. MacPhail's Michaux entry 21a corresponds to the two Michaux volumes herein, except that he gives an imprint date of 1841. The first titlepage of the Michaux in hand is not dated on the titlepage, but bears a date of 1841 on the verso; and the titlepage of the second volumes bears a date of 1842 (which MacPhail dates 1841). All Michaux plates for the second and third volumes are present, numbered 51 through 100 in volume two and 101-156 in volume three. MacPhail generally categorizes the Michaux plates as "stipple engravings, color-printed, retouched by hand."
Travels to the westward of the Allegany Mountains, in the states of the Ohio, Kentucky, and Tennessee, in the year 1802 by François André Michaux( Book )

14 editions published between 1805 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 130 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The North American sylva; or A description of the forest trees of the United States, Canada, and Nova Scotia, : considered particularly in respect to their use in the arts, and their introduction into commerce; to which is added a description of the most useful of the European forest trees. Illustrated by 156 coloured copperplate engravings, by Redoute, Bessa, etc. by François André Michaux( Book )

13 editions published between 1817 and 1855 in English and held by 71 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Second issue of the first edition. This publication is the most important work relating to American trees prior to the 20th century. It is the product of the efforts of two of the greatest naturalists to work in 19th-century America, Francois A. Michaux and Thomas Nuttall. Michaux's work is based on his extensive travels in the eastern half of America, and those of his father, from the 1790s on. Both men were friendly with Jefferson and other leading figures, who aided them in their work and travels. The first edition of his work was published in Paris in 1817-19, although bearing a Philadelphia imprint. The plates were executed by the great French flower painter, Redouté, and his associate, Bessa and shipped to America. Later the copperplates were sent over as well. The sheets of the first effort at reprinting the work were destroyed by fire, but the copper plates were separately stored and thus survived to be employed in later editions in Philadelphia. There are numerous American editions using these plates. The first American edition of Michaux was issued at New Harmony in 1841 and reissued with cancel title in Cincinnati in 1842. This second edition was reissued using the same plates until 1856, when a fire destroyed the text plates but not the Redouté coppers. The third American edition began in 1857 and was also reissued several times. Thomas Nuttall was one of the most intrepid American naturalists of his day, travelling extensively in the Mississippi Valley and the Far West in the 1820s and '30s to gather botanical specimens. His work, designed to supplement that of Michaux, covers eastern species overlooked by the Frenchman, and new species Nuttall had gathered in the Midwest and West. His work was first published in Philadelphia in 1842-49. The more up-to-date method of using colored lithographs for the plates was employed in the Nuttall volumes, since the publisher did not have engraved plates in stock, as was the case with the Michaux work. The Nuttall was also reprinted a number of times, in uniform editions with the Michaux
Trees you want to know by Donald Culross Peattie( Book )

2 editions published in 1934 in English and held by 59 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Travels west of the Alleghanies : made in 1793-96 by André Michaux, in 1802 by F.A. Michaux, and in 1803 by Thaddeus Mason Harris. by Reuben Gold Thwaites( Book )

2 editions published between 1904 and 2010 in English and held by 59 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Travels to the west of the Alleghany Mountains by François André Michaux( )

3 editions published between 1904 and 1905 in English and held by 39 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The North America sylva; or, A description of the forest trees of the United States, Canada and Nova Scotia. To which is added a description of the most useful of the European forest trees by François André Michaux( Book )

2 editions published in 1819 in English and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

André & François-André Michaux by Ian MacPhail( Book )

1 edition published in 1981 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Alternative Names
André-Michaux 1770-1855

André-Michaux, F.s 1770-1855

Andrʹe-Michaux, François

André-Michaux, François 1770-1855

François-André Michaux botanico e medico francese

François André Michaux Frans ontdekkingsreiziger (1770-1855)

François André Michaux French botanist

Fransua Andre Mişo

Michaux, André.

Michaux André 1770-1855

Michaux, F. A.

Michaux, F.A. 1770-1855

Michaux, F.-A. (François-Andrʹe), 1770-1855

Michaux, F. Andrew

Michaux, F. Andrew 1770-1855

Michaux, François André

Michaux, François-André 1770-1855

Мишо, Франсуа-Андре

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Languages
English (286)

French (129)