Charles Plumier (1646-1704) and His Drawings of French and Caribbean Fishes

Theodore W. Pietsch

Charles Plumier (1646-1704) and His Drawings of French and Caribbean Fishes

Theodore W. Pietsch

Distributed for French National Museum of Natural History

Translated by Fanja Andriamialisoa and Agathe Larcher-Goscha
With a Foreword by François J. Meunier
408 pages | 121 color plates | 9 x 13 1/2 | © 2017
Cloth $112.00 ISBN: 9782856537947 Published October 2018 For sale in North and South America only

Never was a man more denied a place in history than Father Charles Plumier. Craftsman, illustrator, and engraver, but best known for his work as a botanist, Plumier devoted the better part of his life to collecting and illustrating plants and animals. As he worked nearly a century before the great eighteen-century describers of the untold number of new organisms flooding into Europe at the time, the major credit for Plumier’s contributions to botany and zoology was given to others. Illustrated in full color with a bounty of Plumier’s drawings, this book sheds new light on Plumier’s unsung contributions to natural history.

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