: Eszter Csillag: The Botanical Illustrations of Boym’s Flora Sinensis and Overlapping Knowledge Networks in Seventeenth-Century Eurasia

Date: 29 August 2019
Time: 4:00pm
Venue: Room 7.58, Run Run Shaw Tower, Centennial Campus

Michael Boym’s Flora Sinensis [Flora of China], published in Vienna in 1656, contains twenty-two hand-coloured woodcuts depicting Southeast Asian flora and fauna. While his work is entitled Flora Sinensis, few of the plants depicted are of Chinese origin. Rather, they were cultivated and traded in Southeast Asia, and transplanted in China…. (Please click on the image to read more)