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The art of natural history : botanical illustrations, ornithological drawings, and other masterpieces from the age of exploration

Author: Pascale Heurtel; Michelle Lenoir; Molly Stevens, (Translator); Muséum national d'histoire naturelle (France),
Publisher: New York, NY : Rizzoli International Publications ; Paris : Muséum National d'Histoire Naturelle, [2018] ©2016
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Description and history of the naturalist paintings on vellum held at the Bibliothèque centrale, Muséum national d'histoire naturelle. Includes some contributed chapters by a variety of authors. Chiefly includes catalogs and indexes of color plates from the collection by time period.
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Genre/Form: Illustrated works
Catalogs
History
Pictorial works
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Pascale Heurtel; Michelle Lenoir; Molly Stevens, (Translator); Muséum national d'histoire naturelle (France),
ISBN: 9780847863082 0847863085
OCLC Number: 1057758503
Notes: Originally published in French as: Les vélins du Muséum national d'histoire naturelle. Paris : Citadelles & Mazenrod, 2016.
Pascale Heurtel served as head of the collections department of Libraries Administration at the Muséum, specializing in the history of naturalist illustration. Michelle Lenoir served as honorary director of libraries.
Issued in mailer 34 x 42 x 11 cm.
Description: 631 pages : color illustrations, facsimiles ; 39 cm, in slipcase 40 x 31 x 9 cm
Contents: The beginnings of the Vellum Collection (1630-1685) --
The King's vellums (1685-1780) --
The golden age of the vellums and the Muséum (1780-1832) --
The collection's growth, end, and renaissance (1832-2005) --
The vellums --
The beginnings of the Vellum Collection (1630-1685) --
The King's vellums (1685-1780) --
The golden age of the vellums and the Muséum (1780-1832) --
The collection's growth, end, and renaissance (1832-2005) --
Appendix.
Other Titles: Vélins du Muséum national d'histoire naturelle.
Responsibility: edited by Pascale Heurtel and Michelle Lenoir ; translated from Franch by Molly Stevens.

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