Making the Flora Graeca

17 May 2017 1.00pm 1.45pm


Lecture Theatre, Weston Library (Map)


Dr Stephen Harris, Druce Curator of Oxford University Herbaria


Janet Walwyn | 01865 287156


Between 1806 and 1840, the Flora Graeca, one the world's most expensive and magnificent natural history books was published. This was the culmination of botanical exploration in the eastern Mediterranean during the late 1780s by the Oxford Professor of Botany John Sibthorp and the Central European botanical artist Ferdinand Bauer. Following this journey, Bauer produced extraordinary watercolours of some of the plants and animals he saw.

This presentation will explore the journey Sibthorp and Bauer made through the Ottoman Empire, the complexities of the publication process and why it took nearly 54 years to complete this project.


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