Cacao. 83

Jean Francis Turpin and Pier A. Poiteau1894/1896

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Original hand-colored engraving included in the publication "Flore Medicale"
Author: Jean Francis Turpin
Jean Francois Turpin (1775-1819) was considered one of the most important French botany artists of the Napoleonic era.
The illustrations in this book were accompanied by the medical text to apply the treatment of each medicinal plant.
In 1794 Turpin moved to Haiti as a member of the French Navy; meeting botanist Pierre A. Poiteau (1766-1854), with whom he would work. Through Poiteau, Turpin learns Botany, and in turn creates many botanical illustrations that would be the basis for further studies on the return of the two wise men to France. In relation to their work in Haiti, they were able to describe about 800 botanical species.


  • Title: Cacao. 83
  • Creator: Jean Francis Turpin, Pier A. Poiteau
  • Date Created: 1894/1896
  • Location Created: Paris, France
  • Type: Illustration
  • Medium: Original hand-colored engraving

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