This Tiny Folio
presents, in modern taxonomic order, all 277 of the hand-coloured plates from François-André Michaux’s classic North American Sylva
, as well as the supplemental volumes by Thomas Nuttall. These masterworks of 19th-century botanical illustration - by such artists as Pierre-Joseph Redouté and Pancrace Bessa - represent the leaves, fruit, and flowers of American trees with wonderful grace and clarity. Published in cooperation with the New York Botanical Garden, The Trees of North America
includes a preface and introduction describing how Michaux and Nuttall’s pioneering work came to be.