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Hunt Institute for Botanical Documentation


The Twelve Months of Fruits: October

18 October 2022

With the beautiful hills of western Pennsylvania awash in the many splendid colors of fall, we grab a freshly picked apple and savor the flavors of the changing season. The Twelve Months of Fruits (1732) celebrates the arrival of fall with luscious varieties of apples, cherries, grapes, medlars, peaches and pears.

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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