Pictures of palm trees growing under an 1847 South American sun. Plates from A.D. d’Orbigny’s 1847 work, “Voyage dans l’Amérique Méridionale” (Volume 7). At that time, almost all voyages of exploration included artists who sketched and painted what they saw so almost surely these are drawn from life.

"Botanique Palmiers." Plate 1.
“Botanique Palmiers.” Plate 1. Figures 1, 2 and 3. Figure 1: Cocos yatai. Figure 2: Cocos australis. Figure 3: Copernica cerifera. 1847. P. Oudart, artist. In the public domain due to age. via http://plantillustrations.org/illustration.php?id_illustration=42836&SID=0&mobile=0&size=1
"Botanique Palmiers." Plate 6.
“Botanique Palmiers.” Plate 6. Figures 1, 2, and 3. Figure 1: Hyospathe montana. Figure 2: Bactris foenum. Figure 3: Chamaedorea gracilis. 1847. J. Delarue, artist. In the public domain due to age. via http://plantillustrations.org/illustration.php?id_illustration=42841&SID=0&mobile=0&size=1
"Botanique Palmiers." Plate 3.
“Botanique Palmiers.” Plate 3. Figures 1 and 2. Figure 1: Morenia fragrans. Figure 2: Cocos pityrophylla. 1847. P. Oudart, artist. In the public domain due to age. via http://plantillustrations.org/illustration.php?id_illustration=42838&SID=0&mobile=0&size=1
"Botanique Palmiers." Plate 2. Figures 1, 2 and 3. Figure 1:
“Botanique Palmiers.” Plate 2. Figures 1, 2 and 3. Figure 1: Martinezia truncata. Figure 2: Euterpe andicola. Figure 3: Haenkeana. 1847. A. Chazal, artist. In the public domain due to age. via
"Botanique Palmiers." Plate 4.
“Botanique Palmiers.” Plate 4. Figures 1, 2, 3, and 4. Figures 1 and 2: Astrocaryum chonta. Figure 3: Maximiliana Princeps. Figure 4: Cocos Botryophora. 1847. A. Chazal, artist. In the public domain due to age. via http://plantillustrations.org/illustration.php?id_illustration=42839&SID=0&mobile=0&size=1

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