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Hunt Institute for Botanical Documentation


Faber’s Mexicanarum Plantarum Imagines added to Web site

24 November 2020

We have digitized Mexicanarum Plantarum Imagines (?1613) by Johann Faber (1570–1640). Assistant Librarian Jeannette McDevitt traces the long journey into print for this very rare work that Rachel Hunt purchased in 1958.

About the Hunt Institute for Botanical Documentation

The Hunt Institute for Botanical Documentation, a research division of Carnegie Mellon University, specializes in the history of botany and all aspects of plant science and serves the international scientific community through research and documentation. To this end, the Institute acquires and maintains authoritative collections of books, plant images, manuscripts, portraits and data files, and provides publications and other modes of information service. The Institute meets the reference needs of botanists, biologists, historians, conservationists, librarians, bibliographers and the public at large, especially those concerned with any aspect of the North American flora.

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