Plates of medicinal herbarium. A set of six... - Lot 132 - Lynda Trouvé

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Plates of medicinal herbarium. A set of six... - Lot 132 - Lynda Trouvé
Plates of medicinal herbarium. A set of six watercolours on paper in two frames. Captioned in Vietnamese and some with inventory numbers, two annotated with ideograms in Sino-Vietnamese. Indochina, circa 1927-1929. Size with frame: 39x86 cm. Dimensions of each leaf: 24x18.5 cm (at sight)(some stitching). Provenance: Albert Sallet (1877-1948) collection. In November 1926, Albert Sallet is charged by the General Government with the study of the Sino-Ananamite pharmacopoeia. For this three-year mission, Albert Sallet was accompanied by two Vietnamese doctors, who translated all the documents collected. A watercolorist, Phi Hô, is making a series of drawings of the plants and instruments used in the preparation of the medicines. This series of watercolours will be exhibited at the International Exhibition in Paris in 1931. The senior resident Mr. Pasquier quotes Dr. Sallet as a "distinguished botanist, with a deep knowledge of the things and people of the country whose language he speaks". Reproduced in black and white in Albert Sallet's book "Officine sino-annamite en Annam - Le médecin annamite et la préparation des remèdes". Ed. Van Oest, 1931.
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