The Art and Science of William Bartram

Judith Magee

The Art and Science of William Bartram is a fascinating insight into the life, travels, and drawings of one of America’s most important natural historians who inspired a whole generation of young scientists and field naturalists.

987 0 271 02914 6
June 2007
230 x 305 mm
276 pp
Colour throughout
The Pennsylvania State University Press in association with the Natural History Museum


This stunning volume brings together for the first time 68 outstanding drawings by Bartram, some previously unpublished, along with works by some of the most well-known natural history artists of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. It provides a thorough study of Bartram’s life including discussions of his literature and detailed descriptions of his plant discoveries and observations of Native Americans.


Judith Magee is Collections Development Manager in the Library of the Natural History Museum, London. She has acted as picture researcher for several publications and has contributed to a number of books.

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