Abstract

This essay considers the publication of a major history of plants by the Oxford botanist Robert Morison (1620–1683). Morison’s work was both a contribution to contemporary knowledge of plant taxonomy and a significant venture in the early history of the Oxford University Press. It was above all one of the most complex illustrated books published in late seventeenth-century England. Scott Mandelbrote presents its intellectual context and describes its material history and the interaction between author, artists, and publisher in its creation.

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Additional Information

ISSN
1544-399X
Print ISSN
0018-7895
Pages
pp. 349-379
Launched on MUSE
2016-02-24
Open Access
No
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