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Pressed botanical specimens.
Great Britain, ca. 1825.
Physical Description:
38 specimens ; on sheets 17 x 10 cm
Rare Books and Manuscripts
QK61 .P747 Flat A
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Fund
Copyright Status:
Copyright Not Evaluated
Archives & Manuscripts
Accompanied by a contemporary made-to-size box, covered in pink, green, and white paper, trimmed in gold.
Specimens were compiled by an unidentified collector. Many of specimens are native to alpine or cold-weather environments. Four of the specimens are dated, three (1823) from Igloolik, in present day Nunavut, northern Canada.
Subject Terms:
Botanical specimens -- Collection and preservation -- Great Britain.
Botanical specimens -- Great Britain.
Flowers -- Collection and preservation -- Great Britain.
Flowers -- Great Britain.
Mountain plants -- Collection and preservation -- Great Britain.
Mountain plants -- Great Britain.
Pressed flower pictures.

  • Achillea tomentosa
  • Androsace lactea
  • Arenaria biflora
  • Achillea thoment
  • Arenaria ciliata
  • Aretia helvetica
  • Asplenium septentrionale
  • Bupleurum ranunculoides
  • Cerastium alpinum
  • Ceterach officinarum
  • Delphinium consolida
  • Draba alpinum, Igloolik, 1823
  • Dryas octopetala
  • Ephedra distachia
  • Erynus alpinus
  • Gentiana bavarica
  • Gnaphalium divicum
  • Gnaphalium leontopodium
  • Gnaphalium norvegicum
  • Hedysarum obscurum
  • Igloolik, 1823 [3]
  • Moehringia muscosa
  • Phyteuma orbicularis
  • Plantago alpina
  • Poa vivipara
  • Polygonum viviparum
  • Potentilla aurea
  • Primula acaulis
  • Ranunculus alpestris
  • Salix reticulata
  • Saponaria ocymoides
  • Satirium nigrum
  • Saxifraga oppositifolia, Minks [?] Island, 1822
  • Saxifraga aizoon
  • Soldanella alpina
  • Trifolium alpinum.

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