Passiflora laurifolia 1753
From Flore Pitoreesque et Medicale des Antillles by Michel Estienne Descourtilz.
ou traité des plantes usuelles des colonies françaises, anglaises,espagnoles et portugaises.
Paris 1827 – 1833 / 8 volumes in-8. Two éditions.
Plates size : 8 x 4 ¾ inches - 20 x 12 cm
The 600 engraved plates were printed in colour and finished by hand.
Michel Estienne Descourtilz (1775 – 1835) was one of the most important experts of the West Indies flora. He worked as a doctor and a high school manager for the Government of SANTO DOMINGO. The plates are by the author’s son J. THEODORE DESCOURTILZ who became a very famous ornithological artist when he published 'Oiseaux brillans du Bresil in Paris in 1834'.