The Trees of North America -Tiny Folio Series
MICHAUX AND REDOUTÉ'S AMERICAN MASTERPIECE
Afterword by David Allen Sibley, foreword by Gregory Long, preface by Susan M. Fraser, introduction by Marta McDowell
This Tiny Folio™ presents, in modern taxonomic order, all 277 of the hand-colored plates from François-André Michaux’s classic North American Sylva, as well as the supplemental volumes by Thomas Nuttall. These masterworks of nineteenth-century botanical illustration—by such artists as Pierre-Joseph Redouté and Pancrace Bessa—represent the leaves, fruit, and flowers of American trees with wonderful grace and clarity.
Published in cooperation with the New York Botanical Garden, The Trees of North America includes a preface and introduction describing how Michaux and Nuttall’s pioneering work came to be.
Hardcover, 4.3 in. x 4.7 in, 336 pages, 277 illustrations.