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Lec. 18 Class Notes Views of the American Landscape John Bartram (1699-1777) - King’s Botanist William Bartram (1739-1823) - First native-born American artist-naturalist “Puc-Puggy” Flower Hunter Altamaha River, Georgia 1765 Franklinia alatamaha “ The lost tree” Travels through North and South Carolina, Georgia, East and West Florida – 1791 The book Travels was the first international best seller from the New World. (Printed in 4 languages) John Bartram “Father of American Botany” (1699-1777) King’s Botanist – In 1765 George III made John Bartram the Royal Botanist, a post he held till his death in 1777. Carolus Linnaeus called John Bartram the “greatest natural botanist in the world.” Bartram’s Botanical Garden, America’s oldest living botanical garden in Kingesessing, PA on the Schuylkill River now in the heart of Philadelphia it is only 12 acres in size. Standing picture of John Bartram is by Howard Pyle an 18th century illustrator. The portrait of William Bartram by Charles Wilson Peale now hangs in the Independence National Historical Park in Philadelphia. John Bartram co-founded with Benjamin Franklin the American Philosophical Society. Franklin was a frequent visitor to the Garden and he offered William Bartram the job of illustrator for his paper. William Bartram – First native-born American artist-naturalist – (1739-1823) Portrait by Charles Willson Peal in 1808 – The flower is White Jasmine an Asian species
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