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The Dapuri Drawings - Alexander Gibson & the Bombay Botanic Gardens, Noltie, H.J.

Author Name    Noltie, H.J.

Title   The Dapuri Drawings - Alexander Gibson & the Bombay Botanic Gardens

Binding   Cloth

Book Condition   As New

Jacket Condition   Very Good

Edition   First Edition

Publisher    Antique Collectors' Club 2002

ISBN Number    1851494227 / 9781851494224

Seller ID   002209

Well illustrated with over 170 colour plates, folio, pp.240, green cloth, in very slightly shelf-rubbed dustwrapper, otherwise a very good clean copy. [The watercolors were commissioned by Alexander Gibson, an East India Company surgeon, and depict plants grown in the botanic gardens under his control in the Bombay Presidency. They are the work of an unknown Portuguese-Indian artist and were made between 1847 and 1850. The main section of the book includes colour reproductions of the 170 drawings arranged in order of the Bombay Flora, which Gibson co-authored with Nicholas Dalzell. Half the species depicted are native to western India, the other half are exotics from as far afield as Argentina and Australia. The color plates are preceded by substantial chapters on Gibson's life and work and a history of Dapuri and the other botanic gardens under his charge. An illustrated introduction tells of the author's travels in search of information about Gibson, his gardens and the drawings.]

ROYAL BOTANIC GARDENS EDINBURGH. BOTANICAL ILLUSTRATION. FLORA INDIA. watercolours.

Price = 18.50 GBP


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