Botanical riches: stories of botanical exploration
Author: Richard Aitken
Publisher: The Miegunyah Press in association with State Library Victoria
Available to read in the Library
A Creative Fellow in 2004, historian Richard Aitken traces the gradual realisation of the potential of plants for medicinal, nutritional, flavouring and decorative purposes across history.
Magnificently illustrated with some of the world's most glorious engraved, lithographed and hand-coloured botanical illustrations, Botanical riches is a colourful history filled with enthralling tales of botanical exploration.