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Tableau Physique des Andes et Pays voisins - Physical Tableau of the Andes and Neighboring Countries
Tableau Physique des Andes et Pays voisins - Physical Tableau of the Andes and Neighboring Countries
6. Seven Snowy Peaks seen from the Araucaria Forest, Chili
6. Seven Snowy Peaks seen from the Araucaria Forest, Chili
Marianne North at her easel, circa 1883
Marianne North at her easel, circa 1883
Ficus indica (Banyan tree)
Ficus indica (Banyan tree)
832. Distant View of Santiago, Chili, from Apoquindo
832. Distant View of Santiago, Chili, from Apoquindo
16. Wild Flowers of Chanleon, Chili
16. Wild Flowers of Chanleon, Chili
25. Inflorescence of the Blue Puya, and Moths, Chili
25. Inflorescence of the Blue Puya, and Moths, Chili
21. Parasites on Beech Trees, Chili
21. Parasites on Beech Trees, Chili
19. View near Quilpue, Chili
19. View near Quilpue, Chili
15. Armed Birds Nest in Acacia Bush, Chili
15. Armed Birds Nest in Acacia Bush, Chili
12. Some Wild Flowers of Quilpue Chili
12. Some Wild Flowers of Quilpue Chili
10. The Baths of Cauquenas in the Cordilleras South of, Santiago
10. The Baths of Cauquenas in the Cordilleras South of, Santiago
Marianne North at her easel, circa 1883 Featured Image

Marianne North at her easel, circa 1883

Photograph of Marianne North (1830-1890), botanical artist, pictured here in Grahamstown, South Africa circa 1883.
Marianne North generally travelled unaccompanied, an extraordinary feat for a Victorian lady, only occasionally using letters of introduction to enable her to stay with the associates of those she met on her travels. Between 1871 and 1879, she visited Canada, the United States, Jamaica, Brazil, Japan, Sarawak, Singapore, Java, Sri Lanka and India. In 1880, Marianne met Charles Darwin, whom she regarded as the greatest man living, the most truthful as well as the most unselfish and modest'. On his suggestions, she set off on a further voyage, this time encompassing Australia and New Zealand. In 1882 she visited Africa, the final continent left unrepresented in her work

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8. Chilian Palms in the Valley of Salto
8. Chilian Palms in the Valley of Salto
The Wardian case, ca 1940 - 1950
The Wardian case, ca 1940 - 1950
476. Male and Female Trees of the Coco de Mer in Praslin
476. Male and Female Trees of the Coco de Mer in Praslin
An exact plan of the Royal Palace Gardens and Park at Richmond, 1754
An exact plan of the Royal Palace Gardens and Park at Richmond, 1754
818. Red Water Lily of Southern India
818. Red Water Lily of Southern India
658. Distant View of Mount Fujiyama, Japan, and Wistaria
658. Distant View of Mount Fujiyama, Japan, and Wistaria
23. A Chilian Cactus in flower and its leafless Parasite in frui
23. A Chilian Cactus in flower and its leafless Parasite in frui
825. View of the Corcovado Mountain, near Rio de Janerio, Brazil
825. View of the Corcovado Mountain, near Rio de Janerio, Brazil
192. Wild Flowers from the Neighbourhood of New York
192. Wild Flowers from the Neighbourhood of New York
7. A Chilian Stinging Nettle and Male and Female Beetles
7. A Chilian Stinging Nettle and Male and Female Beetles
The Blue Puya and Cactus at home in the Cordilleras by Marianne North
The Blue Puya and Cactus at home in the Cordilleras by Marianne North
Indigofera tinctoria (Indigo), 1826
Indigofera tinctoria (Indigo), 1826
The Wardian case, ca 1940 - 1950 Featured Image

The Wardian case, ca 1940 - 1950

Image of a horticulturalist packing plants into a Wardian Case ready for transportation. The Wardian case was a portable airtight greenhouse developed by Nathaniel Bagshaw Ward to protect live plant material during transportation. The Wardian case was a portable airtight greenhouse developed by Nathaniel Bagshaw Ward (1791-1868). As he lived in the docklands area of London, Ward's interest in amateur botany was thwarted by the polluted, sooty air that killed everything he tried to grow. After noticing that seedlings flourished in a glass jar and were protected from London's smoky environment, Ward created the Wardian Case; it revolutionised botany in the 19th century, allowing live plants to be transported across the globe

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Carl von Linnaeus, Swedish botanist and taxonomist
Carl von Linnaeus, Swedish botanist and taxonomist
Marianne North by Julia Margaret Cameron
Marianne North by Julia Margaret Cameron
192. Wild Flowers from the Neighbourhood of New York
192. Wild Flowers from the Neighbourhood of New York
Cochineal beetle harvest, by Eadweard Muybridge
Cochineal beetle harvest, by Eadweard Muybridge
Marianne North by Julia Margaret Cameron, 1800s
Marianne North by Julia Margaret Cameron, 1800s
Microscopical observations of cinchona bark and seedlings, 1862
Microscopical observations of cinchona bark and seedlings, 1862
Allium giganteum, 1885
Allium giganteum, 1885
Livistona chinensis, ca 18th century
Livistona chinensis, ca 18th century
Seedlings of Cinchona succirubra, India, 1861
Seedlings of Cinchona succirubra, India, 1861
831. Wild Flowers and Fruits of the Salinas, Chili
831. Wild Flowers and Fruits of the Salinas, Chili
830. Vegetation on a stream at Chanleon, Chili
830. Vegetation on a stream at Chanleon, Chili
829. One of the Volcanoes of the Cordilleras, from Poplar Avenue
829. One of the Volcanoes of the Cordilleras, from Poplar Avenue
Seedlings of Cinchona succirubra, India, 1861 Featured Image

Seedlings of Cinchona succirubra, India, 1861

Seedlings of Cinchona succirubra, photographed on arrival in Ootacamund, southern India, 9 April 1861. Collected by Richard Spruce in Ecuador, the plants were received by WIlliam McIvor, a former Kew gardener, who was superintendent of the Botanic Garden in Ootacamund, where he successfully cultivated the red bark trees. Extracts of the bark of Cinchona produced quinine, a malaria medicine

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828. View of the Bell Mountain of Quillota, Chili, with colonise
828. View of the Bell Mountain of Quillota, Chili, with colonise
827. View in the Salinas, Chili
827. View in the Salinas, Chili
826. Hot Baths of Cauquenas, Chili
826. Hot Baths of Cauquenas, Chili
740. West Australian Flowers
740. West Australian Flowers
534. Orchid and Ferns of Sarawak, Borneo
534. Orchid and Ferns of Sarawak, Borneo
480. View of the South Coast of Mahe and Schools of Venns Tow
480. View of the South Coast of Mahe and Schools of Venns Tow
471. Dr. and Mrs. Hoad at home in Praslin, Seychelles
471. Dr. and Mrs. Hoad at home in Praslin, Seychelles
467. Palms, Capucin Trees, etc., on the cliffs near Venns Town
467. Palms, Capucin Trees, etc., on the cliffs near Venns Town
465. The only Shade in Ile Aride, Seychelles
465. The only Shade in Ile Aride, Seychelles
380. A common Plant on sandy sea-shores in the Tropics
380. A common Plant on sandy sea-shores in the Tropics
374. Looking up Stream from the mouth of the St. Johns River, K
374. Looking up Stream from the mouth of the St. Johns River, K
338. Mount Everest or Deodunga, from Sundukpho, North India
338. Mount Everest or Deodunga, from Sundukpho, North India