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Hunt Institute for Botanical Documentation


The Twelve Months of Fruits: July

1 July 2022

As our thirsty garden eagerly awaits the expected afternoon rain in Pittsburgh, we skip the morning watering and turn to The Twelve Months of Fruits (1732). July offers varieties of apricots, cherries, currants, figs, nectarines, peaches, pears and plums. Duly inspired, we will make a fruit salad for breakfast.

For biographical information about artist Pieter Casteels (1684–1749) and publisher Robert Furber (ca.1674–ca.1756), see our Flora Portrayed exhibition catalogue.

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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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