Flowers Personified and Voyage to South America

Our book shop offers new postcards and posters featuring illustrations from Grandville's Les Fleurs Animées (The Flowers Personified) (1847) and from Voyage de Humboldt et Bonpland. Sixime partie, Botanique. Mimoses et autres plantes Legumineuses (1819). Images by the great French artist J.J. Grandville show beautiful ladies wearing dresses and hats made of roses, cornflowers, daffodils or poppies. Some plants with symbolic names ("the Laurel" or "the Immortelle") personify strength, power or eternal youth.
The book by the famous naturalists Humboldt and Bonpland depicts flowers, for example, lupines, collected by them during the expedition to South America.

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