Fine colour plates of recently discovered, or previously unillustrated examples of the Brazilian flora collected and painted by Margaret Mee. Foreword on the Brazilian forests by Roberto Burle Marx, Preface by Sir George Taylor. Limited edition of 500 copies, this being No. 444. The binding is by Zaehnsdorf. Margaret Mee (1909-1988) was an English botanical artist who produced many paintings of flowers from Brazil, along the River Amazon and in the Amazon rainforest. She was 47 when she started to explore the Amazon and she studied and painted the plants and flowers of this region over the following 30 years.
 pp., col frontis + 31 col plates, Folio (535x395mm), orig. qtr morocco, gt, marbled boards, teg, in acetate sleeve and cloth-covered slip-case, with original packing box. Fine copy.
Author MEE, MARGARET
Publisher The Tryon Gallery: London
Offered by Pemberley Books