Plantes Usuelles des Brasiliens (Paris, 1824)

19th century botanical guide by auguste de saint-hilaire

This beautiful botanical guide to Brazilian flora by French explorer and botanist Auguste de Saint-Hilaire captivated one of the JCB’s rare book digitization technicians, Donna Dorvick. Now universally accessible through the JCB’s collection on Internet ArchivePlantes Usuelles des Brasiliens joins the ranks of over 10,000 items that we have digitized. Purchased in 2017 to commemorate the bicentenary of Saint-Hilaire’s initial journey to Brazil (1817-1820), we are excited to share this French, Latin, and Portuguese text and its precisely detailed botanical drawings. We invite you to page through the digital copy.