The Golden Age of Botanical Art
This book brings together the stories of the intrepid explorers and the many professional artists who recorded the flora they discovered whilst on their expeditions. It's packed with pictures and has a 'canvas-textured' hard cover which makes it feel quite special. I feel that some of the reproductions aren't quite up to scratch and it does have the appearance of being a 'cheap' publication. However regardless of this, it is packed with information and images and would make a good addition to any botanical art book collection.
A section of Ferdinand Bauer's colour chart
Doryanthes excelsa painted by E. Weddell
Tropaeolum dekerianum painted by Jose Jeronimo Triana under the direction of Jose Mutis