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Candolle, Alphonse de, 1806-1893


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Calques des dessins de la flore du Mexique, de Mocino et Sessé, qui ont servi de types d'especès dans le Systema ou le Prodromus

Collection Identifier: Fol. 2 D4
Scope and Contents: José Mariano Moziño (1757-1820?) sought refuge in Montpellier for political reasons and brought with him around 300 original drawings by the Mexican painter, Atanasio Echeverría y Godoy. The drawings were entrusted to de Candolle in Geneva, who worked on the descriptions of the plants. Before de Candolle could make much progress, Moziño wanted to reclaim the drawings and move on. Not wanting to lose the knowledge to science, de Candolle appealed to the ladies of Geneva to copy them. More...