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Missouri Botanical Gardens Rare Books/Illustrations
August 23, 2005 9:41 AM   Subscribe

Missouri Botanical Gardens Rare Books: The Illustrated Garden
This collection contains seventy seven 18th and 19th century botanical books and these are just a small sample of the 3000+ beautiful illustrations contained within. (via)
posted by peacay (18 comments total) 3 users marked this as a favorite

 
There are plants in Missouri?
posted by cleverusername at 9:50 AM on August 23, 2005


Peacay this is really helpful, I've been passively looking for drawings like this for some time. Now if someone would just fulfull my mildest dreams and find similar drawings of shells and sea animals....
posted by pomegranate at 9:54 AM on August 23, 2005


peacay, another excellent one, thanks so much.
posted by OmieWise at 10:19 AM on August 23, 2005


Awesome.
posted by freebird at 10:21 AM on August 23, 2005


Ok, this is even cooler than I thought. If you click View in Detail you can control the zoom; but even cooler, if you click Plant Details, you can see a map of distribution as well as common name, places where specimins are housed, and even chromosone counts. Awesome. I have no need for all this information, but I love to have it.
posted by OmieWise at 10:24 AM on August 23, 2005


There are plants in Missouri?

!
posted by sourwookie at 10:38 AM on August 23, 2005


Sweet!
posted by R. Mutt at 11:30 AM on August 23, 2005


Really lovely, awe inspiring illustrations. Almost better than the real plants!
posted by WaterSprite at 11:39 AM on August 23, 2005


Wow. Absolutely beautiful.
Thanks, peacay!
posted by Specklet at 12:17 PM on August 23, 2005


Wow, my father works for a subsidiary of the MBG...nice to see them sharing so much awesome stuff. They are the largest botanical research organization in the world (last time i checked)!

If you are ever in St. Louis and are bored (you will be)...go to the MBG and check out the Climatron, a geodesic dome kept at tropical temperatures year round.
posted by schyler523 at 12:53 PM on August 23, 2005


Excellent post, peacay, thanks!
posted by Frisbee Girl at 3:08 PM on August 23, 2005


Nice post, thanks.
posted by marxchivist at 3:15 PM on August 23, 2005


wow, that place is right across the street from me. guess i should stop by some time...

and schyler523: st louis isn't that boring!
posted by slogger at 3:55 PM on August 23, 2005


Well, I guess I'll have to walk to few blocks to the gardens now. Very cool.
posted by PhatLobley at 4:02 PM on August 23, 2005


beautiful, peacay - and thanks for taking the trouble to highlight a selection - wonderful choices!
posted by madamjujujive at 4:54 PM on August 23, 2005


This collection has been noted here before, but has evidently been augmented (and relocated) since then: thanks, peacay, for the reminder.
posted by misteraitch at 1:14 AM on August 24, 2005


Hm. The URL search is the most efficient search, from the posting page. I did check technorati as well actually (as useless as it seems to be becoming). *sigh* Further searching seemed kind of redundant. There is no foolproof system for something this esoteric that a change of web address cannot sidestep. Thanks misteraitch, it's something to remember - especially with material uploaded 4 years ago - maybe that ought to have tweaked me to search further.
posted by peacay at 2:36 AM on August 24, 2005


slogger: I know...but i grew up there so i gloss over some stuff.
posted by schyler523 at 6:47 PM on August 24, 2005


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