Michel Adanson (Botaniste,)Membre de l’Académie des Sciences, Né à Aix (B.du Rhône) le 7 Avril 1727, Mort à Paris le 3 Aoust 1806.
Stipple. 210 x 145mm (8¼ x 5¾"). Some soiling to edges, slight foxing. Cut to plate.
Michel Adanson (1727-1806), 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'.
In the National Library of Medicine.
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