Other reference works

More on botanical prints and arts

  • Attenborough, David, Susan Owens, Martin Clayton, and Rea Alexandratos. Amazing Rare Things: The Art of Natural History in the Age of Discovery. Royal Collection Enterprises Ltd . (2007)
  • Barker, Nicolas. Botanical Prints from the Hortus Eystettensis: Selections from the Most Beautiful Botanical Book in the World.  Harry N. Abrams (2000)
  • Fisher, Celia. The Golden Age of Flowers: Botanical Illustration in the Age of Discovery 1600-1800. British Library (2011)
  • Saunders, Gill. Picturing Plants: An Analytical History of Botanical Illustration. KWS Publishers (2009)
  • Sherwood, Sidney. New Flowering: 1000 Years of Botanical Art. Ashmolean Museum (2006)

Herbal Medicines

  • Bagetta, Giacinto, Marco Cosentino, Marie Tiziana Corasaniti, Shinobu Sakurada Herbal Medicines: Development and Validation of Plant-derived Medicines for Human Health. CRC Press (2011)
  • Culpeper, Nicholas. Culpeper’s Herbal: Over 400 Herbs and Their Uses.
  • Woolley, Benjamin. Heal thyself: Nicholas Culpeper and the Seventeenth-Century Struggle to Bring Medicine to the People. Harper. (2004)

History of Medicine

  • Lyons, Albert S. and R. Joseph Petrucelli. Medicine: An Illustrated History. Harry N. Abrams (1997)
  • Sappol, Michael. Hidden Treasure: The National Library of Medicine.  Blast Books (2012)
  • Porter, Roy. The Cambridge Illustrated History of Medicine. (Cambridge Illustrated Histories). Cambridge University Press (2001)
  • Warner, John Harley and Janet A. Tighe. Major Problems in the History of American Medicine and Public Health. Wadsworth Publishing (2006)


Medical Botany

  • Kusukawa, Sachiko. Picturing the Book of Nature: Image, Text, and Argument in Sixteenth-Century Human Anatomy and Medical Botany. University of Chicago Press (2012)

Botanical Gardens

  • Oldfield, Sara and His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales. Great botanic Gardens of the World. New Holland Publishers UK Ltd (2009)
  • Prest, John. The Garden of Eden: The Botanic Garden and the Recreation of Paradise. Yale University Press (1988)


Museums, Natural History Collecting and Early Modern Collections

  • Alexander, Edward P. Museums in Motion: An Introduction to the History and Functions of Museums. Altamira Press(1979)
  • Findlen, Paula. Possessing Nature: Museums, Collecting, and Scientific Culture in Early Modern Italy. University of California Press (1994)
  • Hudson, Kenneth. Museums of Influence. Cambridge University Press  (1987)
  • Impey, Oliver and Arthur MacGregor (eds.) The Origins of Museums: The Cabinets of Curiosities in Sixteenth and Seventeenth Century Europe. House of Stratus (1985)
  • Pyenson, Susan Sheets. Cathedrals of Science: The Development of Colonial Natural History Museums During the Late Nineteenth Century.  McGill-Queen’s University Press (1988)
  • von Holst, Niels. Creators, Collectors, and Connoisseurs: The Anatomy of Artistic Taste from Antiquity to the Present Day. Putnam Publisher’s Group (1967; originally published in German, 1960).
  • Weschler, Lawrence. Mr. Wilson’s Cabinet Of Wonder: Pronged Ants, Horned Humans, Mice on Toast, and Other Marvels of Jurassic Technology. Vintage (1996)