Pierre Naudin Antique Botanical Prints

Pierre Naudin, from Pontaillier, France was born in 1819 and died in 1874. He also is known on many sites as Philibert Naudin but the reason is unclear to me.

His botanical story is unique as a military veterinarian who published a botanical book as he escaped the disaster at Sedan, in which Napoleon III as captured, but was imprisoned in Brussels. The Siege of Paris (1870-1871) followed the disaster at Sedan.

The book, Nouvelle iconographie fourragère, was a collaboration between himself and another veterinarian, Jean Gourdon, of Toulouse. Naudin’s military service started in 1842 and, in 1849, the two veterinarians collaborated on a work about the domestic animals of Algeria and were each awarded, by the Société nationale et centrale de médecine vétérinaire, a gold medal of 400 fr.

A sample of the plates are included below from the Nouvelle iconographie fourragère.

Wheat French Antique Botanical Print

Wheat
French Antique Botanical Print

Barley French Antique Botanical Print

Barley
French Antique Botanical Print

Oats French Antique Botanical Print

Oats
French Antique Botanical Print

Rye French Antique Botanical Print

Rye
French Antique Botanical Print

Corn French Antique Botanical Print

Corn
French Antique Botanical Print

Mustard Cardamine French Antique Botanical Print

Mustard and Cardamine
French Antique Botanical Print

Souces:
Vétérinaires de France, 1965
Recueil de médecine vétérinaire, Volume 52, Vigot Éditions, 1875
Recueil de médecine vétérinaire, Volume 10, École nationale vétérinaire d’Alfort. A.P.R.M.V., 1853

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