Thursday, June 02, 2011

Anatomia Vegetal

Visualising the Cell Nucleus -- Anatomia Vegetal 1929, pub. by FE Wachsmuth a

Visualising the Cell Nucleus




Leaf growth -- Anatomia Vegetal 1929, pub. by FE Wachsmuth d
Leaf growth




Cell growth -- Anatomia Vegetal 1929, pub. by FE Wachsmuth
Cell growth




Cell organelles and cytoplasm visualisation -- Anatomia Vegetal 1929, pub. by FE Wachsmuth b
Cell organelles and cytoplasm visualisation




Cell membrane (or is it wall) growth -- Anatomia Vegetal 1929, pub. by FE Wachsmuth c
Cell membrane and cell wall growth




Dicot stem cross-section -- Anatomia Vegetal 1929, pub. by FE Wachsmuth e
Dicotyledon* stem cross-section




Woody cells of conifer -- Anatomia Vegetal 1929, pub. by FE Wachsmuth f
Woody cells of conifer




Monocot stem cross-section -- Anatomia Vegetal 1929, pub. by FE Wachsmuth g
Monocotyledon* stem cross-section




These fabulous botanical microanatomy plates constitute the total of illustrations present in 'Anatomia Vegetal' by Frederik Elfving (1929) and published by FE Wachsmuth (Leipzig) which is online at La Biblioteca Virtual de Patrimonio Bibliográfico from the Spanish Ministry of Culture.

Elfving (1854-1942) was a professor of botany at the University of Helsinki. There are a couple of books at the Internet Archive about a voyage to North America to which he contributed.
Apparently there is descriptive text to accompany the illustration plates but it doesn't appear to have been digitised.

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5 comments :

:tadeo.X: said...

amazing :)

bowsprite said...

so so beautiful! graçias BiblioOdyssey y Biblioteca…Bibliográfico!

…across the tumblrverse, jai Guru Deva (Elfving) om…

peacay said...

OK supersmartypants, you get a refund of the entrance fee for that. Heh.

John hopper said...

This book has got to be a designers source material dream.

Alice.Nin said...

Really wonderful and inspiring! Your blog is full of amazing things :)

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