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Hunt Institute for Botanical Documentation


New page added to Library section

8 September 2017

We're pleased to add a new page to our Library's Persons, Collections and Topics section: Colored and uncolored images in 16th–17th-century plant books. Using our copy of Matthias de L'Obel's Plantarum seu Stirpium Icones (1581), which a previous owner used as an adult coloring book, our Librarian discusses the use of color in illustrated books during the 16th and 17th centuries.

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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Scarlett T. Townsend