Michel Adanson.Mitglied des französischen National=Instituts Geb.zu Aix. i.d. Provence, im jahr 1727.
Stipple. Plate 148 x 89mm. 5¾ x 3½".
Michel Adanson (1727-1806) was a French naturalist of Scottish descent. In 1748, funded by the director of the Compagnie des Indes, he left France on an exploring expedition to Senegal. He spent five years there, collecting and describing numerous animals and plants. In 1759 he was elected a member of the Academy of Science and in 1763 he published his 'Familles naturelles des plantes'.
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