LARGE FORMAT NINETEENTH CENTURY FRENCH HERBARIUM.
(France): ca. 1850s. An attractive and generally well preserved collection of 70 mounted botanical specimens collected in France during the mid-nineteenth century. Many, though not all, of the specimens are accompanied by hand-written descriptive labels, including a few with extended notes (in one case extending to several pages). Some specimens appear to have been collected in the region around Paris, while others (including a few tropical plants) appear to have been cultivated and collected in the herborist's own garden. They are, for the most part, reasonably preserved and attractively mounted., although because of their size, there is damage to some. Folios, 4 paper fascicles, approximately 45 x 32 cm., with a total of 70 mounted plant specimen sheets, folded in half to protect the specimens, with the mounted specimens on leaves measuring 45 x 30 cm.
Two later cloth-backed, marbled paper portfolios protecting four heavy grey paper fascicles; there is some damage to a number of the of the more fragile specimens, but generally well preserved.
Other items of possible interest…