Denisse, Etienne

DENISSE, Etienne (1814-1857). Flore d'Amérique dessinée d'après nature sur les lieux. Riche collection de plantes les plus remarquables, fleurs & fruits de grosseur & de grandeur naturelle. Paris: Gihaut and Denisse, 1843-1846 Denisse "worked for the botanical garden of the Muséum National d'Histoire Naturelle in Paris. He lived for many years in the French West Indies, employed by the government [in Guadeloupe] to illustrate plants and collect horticultural specimens. Flore d'Amérique created a sensation when first released; the... magnificent hand-colored lithographs included many species considered exotic at the time"
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