Hardcover, 412 pages, ISBN 978-3-8365-6614-8
The Book of Palms
Stunning collection of botanic illustrations
TASCHEN presents an amazing book of botanic plates representing palmtrees, printed with the highest quality one can imagine. After an epic Amazonian journey through Brazil and Peru, German botanist von Martius compiled an unsurpassed catalogue of all known genera of palm. This exquisite encyclopedic treasury is a jewel of 19th-century botany, as remarkable for its meticulous classification, as it is for its maps, color landscapes, and cross-sectioned diagrams showing the architecture of these majestic trees.