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Laurent Berlèse (1784-1863)

Iconographie du Genre Camellia ou Description et Figures Des Camellia Les Plus Beaux et Les Plus Rares Peints D'Aprés Nature
Paris: 1841-43 
Stipple engravings with original hand-coloring.

Berlese's iconic work serves as the definitive guide to camellias in the nineteenth century The artist, J.J. Jung, was a member of the Royal Society for Horticulture in Paris, and illustrated camellia varieties from the gardens and hothouses of Berlèse, an Italian botanist who was the leading authority on camellias of the time.