The Book of Palms

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Unique catalog of all known of the palm family that includes the modern classification of these trees, the description of the autochthonous specimens of Brazil and the first biogeographic maps. In addition to his own collection of specimens and notes, Martius also included the findings of other researchers.

  • Size: 25cm x 34cm 
  • 412 pages
  • 3.74kg
  • With English text
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.