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COLLECTION Identifier: Rare Book Fol. 1 R63

Iconographie des orchidées du Brésil : dessings originaux

Scope and Contents

One of six unpublished volumes of original paintings of orchids by Rodrigues, 1869-1888. Most illustrations are signed "J. Barbosa Rodrigues, del. d'ap. nat." Illustrations are numbered in pencil and annotated in various hands including A. Cogniaux, F.C. Hoehne, and R.A. Rolfe. The volume is bound in vellum with decorated front and back covers by Livaria J. Leite, Livros Sobre o Brasil, Rio.

The other five volumes are held in Rio de Janeiro Botanical Garden. The paintings were reproduced in their entirety with historical details, nomenclature, and indexes in "Iconographie des orchidées du Brésil", F. Reinhardt, Basle, 1996. In that book, this volume is referred to as volume 4.


  • 1869-1888


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0.2 linear feet (1 volume) : 62 leaves of plates : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 29 x 37 cm

Physical Location

ECB folio case

Digitization note

Harvard's Imaging Services department digitized this collection as part of the "Original botanical illustrations of the Botany Libraries" project.

Rodrigues, J. Barbosa, 1842-1909. Iconographie des orchidées du Brésil: dessings originaux, 1869-1888: A Guide.
Botany Libraries, Orchid Library of Oakes Ames, Harvard University.
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Repository Details

Part of the Botany Libraries, Orchid Library of Oakes Ames, Harvard University Repository

The Harvard University Herbaria houses five comprehensive, non-circulating research libraries that are managed collectively as the Botany Libraries.The Oakes Ames Orchid Library specializes exclusively in the identification and classification of the orchid family (Orchidaceae). The Archives of the Oakes Ames Orchid Herbarium houses unique resources including personal papers, institutional records, field notes and plant lists, expedition records, photographs, original artwork, and objects from faculty, curators, staff, and affiliates of the Orchid Herbarium.

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