Flora Graeca

Festuca littoralis, Plate 80, volume 1. Sibthorp, John. Flora Graeca: sive Plantarum rariorum historia quas in Provinciis aut insulis Graeciae legit, investigavit, et depingi curavit… Illustrations by Ferdinand Bauer. Londini: Typis Richardi Taylor et Socii [etc.], 1806-40.

Collection: Special Collections, UCC Library, University College Cork, Cork, Ireland.

About the artwork: Flora Graeca is the earliest of the modern Floras, with hand-coloured engravings of the plants of Greece and Asia Minor. It is authored by the English botanist John Sipthorp and illustrated by the Austrian botanical artist Ferdinand Bauer. Volume 1 includes the frontispiece with original watercolour vignette.

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