Sunday, May 28, 2006

Dutch Botanical Wall Charts 1870-1960










From the Memory of the Netherlands comes 'The Art of Knowledge: Educational Botanical Wall Charts 1870-1960'.

"In the course of the last century and a half, large colour representations of plants and parts of plants were used to illustrate lectures on botany: the so-called educational wall charts. They give an impression of the knowledge, research and academical education in the field of botany in the Netherlands during the years 1870-1960.

Drawing on the huge collections of the Universities of Groningen, Amsterdam, Utrecht, Delft and Wageningen, totalling some 2,300 printed and handmade wall charts, a selection has been made for the Memory of the Netherlands."
There are hundreds in the database and all the initial pages are in english. ['groot'=Large.]

4 comments :

Napfisk said...

Thank you for introducing me to this wonderful site. See, that's what I like about our neighbours the Dutch: they know how to get things presented on the web so others (near and far) can enjoy them. Not yet so much the case over here I'm afraid. Great find!

pita said...

I love this site and the ultra groot size of course!

antonin_b said...

Thats my favorite blog in the web!
totaly wonderfull & impresive.
my blog, in hebrew languege, can't be usefull for you, but anyway- goodluck! i'm stayin' here!

Caty said...

Thank you again! You are really good at finding beautiful things!

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