Ref NoMS/50
TitleCatalogue of the plants of the Royal Gardens of Paris - Joseph Pitton de Tournefort
AdminHistoryJoseph Pitton de Tournefort (5 June 1656 – 28 December 1708) was a French botanist, who was the first to make a clear definition of the concept of genus for plants. The botanist Charles Plumier had been his pupil and accompanied him on his voyages.
DescriptionVolume entitled 'Catalogus plantarum horti Regii parisensis anno D:1695' which translates as 'Catalogue of the plants of the Royal Gardens of Paris in the year 1695'.

On inside front cover is written: 'The body of the manuscript is in the handwriting Joseph Pitton de Tournefort (1656-1708). The first page "Catalogus... [Battarico] is in an unknown hand' and signed 'B.D.J.' [Benjamin Daydon Jackson].

Contains the armorial bookplate of David Erskine Lyon Clerk Esq..
Extent1 bound volume (184 pp.)
Creator NameTournefort, Joseph Pitton de
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