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A Brief History of Mycological Illustration

 

 

 

1905-10
One of the finest examples of color printed lithography.
Plate 116 Cortinarius [lithography]

Boudier, Émile, 1828-1920.
Icones mycologicæ,
ou Iconographie des champignons de France
principalement Discomycetes avec texte descriptif
par Émile Boudier.

[Paris, P. Klincksieck, L. Lhomme, Successeur, 1905-10.]

Image Courtesy of the Farlow Library of Cryptogamic Botany

 

 

 

 

Jean Louis Émile Boudier (1828-1920) [Émile Boudier] was, according to C.G. Lloyd, "the acknowledged master of French mycology". He started off his career as a pharmacist and then, after 25 years, left this profession to pursue the study of mycology full time.

When his work Icones mycologicæ, ou Iconographie des champignons de France principalement Discomycetes was published in 1905 it was proclaimed to be the "acme of excellence".

 

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