Rei Herbariae Botanical Prints 1703

While our images are electronically watermarked, the antique prints themselves are not.

Momordica, Chinese Bitter Melon REI30 $95
Each print measures approximately 7 inches wide by 9 1/2 inches long.

We are please to offer original prints from this classic botanical study with four hundred and eighty-nine plates of floras, fruits, herbs & grasses. Joseph Pitton de Tournefort, (1656-1708) was born at Aix en Provence, France. Destined by his family for the priesthood he was spared by the death of his father. After studying medicine at Montpellier, he was appointed professor of botany at the Jardin des Plantes by the King. He traveled extensively through western Europe, including Asia Minor where he collected specimens, describing this time in the book “Relation d’un voyage du Levant”, Lyons, 1717.

His principal work is entitled Institutiones Rei Herbariae, in which Tournefort classifies all plants into genera, giving a nomenclature that remained standard until Linnaeus a half century later. In America, Will Byrd, Thomas Jefferson, and James Logan all owned copies.

Each print measures approximately 7 inches wide by 9 1/2 inches long and is in excellent condition, with the paper quite white & the colors very vivid. The prints have been beautifully hand colored by our professional botanical colorist in the UK. There is no descriptive text, but a copy of the title page will be included. Please inspect the image carefully, as it is very accurate. All our prints are original antique prints, and these prints are about 300 years old.

We accept credit cards & PayPal. Washington state residents pay Washington state sales tax. Shipping for this item is $8.95. Items can be combined to save on postage. International shipping is $25 for any number of prints and buyers are responsible for all customs duties. Our environment is smoke free. We pack professionally using only new materials. All items are beautifully wrapped and suitable for sending directly as gifts. You may return any item within 7 days if not satisfied. To order, you may call us at 1-888-PANTEEK, or send email to


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