Very detailed illustrations of Brazilian flora
May 3, 2006 10:47 PM   Subscribe

Flora Brasiliensis [flash needed] was published between 1840 and 1906. It contains taxonomic treatments of 22,767 species of Brazilian flora. The beauty of the illustrations and the level of detail you can magnify to is magnificent (sorry, direct linking to example images is not possible but trust me, go and have a look).
posted by tellurian (9 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
omygawd i love this. i love you for spreading this. thank you.
posted by tarantula at 10:57 PM on May 3, 2006

that looks great, though my portuguese isn't really up to it.
In a similar vein, John Gould illustrated Ausralian birlds and mammals in the 1830s with an exquisite touch.
posted by wilful at 11:03 PM on May 3, 2006

Yeah, the text is no use to me either wilful. I just go Volume>Part>Plates *sigh* resize the window (in Safari).
posted by tellurian at 11:22 PM on May 3, 2006

Fantastic thanks. The magic word for me is 'prancha' - puts a thumbnail strip in the side of the flash screen.
posted by peacay at 12:30 AM on May 4, 2006

That's wonderful! Thank you very much.

There's a link to English text for the site, though that doesn't help with text in the illustrations themselves...
posted by BinGregory at 1:08 AM on May 4, 2006

oy vey! That's some high res stuff! wow. Thanks for putting this out there. I just wish there was a way to have this stuff on dvd or something, just to peruse. I guess this is just as good, but still.
posted by BlackLeotardFront at 1:09 AM on May 4, 2006

tellurian, marvelous FPP! Oh, what wonderful detailed images! Oooh, I love the landscapes especially. I found on the pages with paragraphs of writing that if I right click there is a "Translate Page into English" option.
posted by nickyskye at 2:47 AM on May 4, 2006

These are beautiful, and while my lack of Portugese does get in the way, the detail and everything is amazing. This is actually a Flash interface that doesn't suck.

Thanks a lot for the post!
posted by OmieWise at 8:54 AM on May 4, 2006

gorgeous. thank you, tellurian.
posted by generalist at 9:31 AM on May 4, 2006

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