Item #99522 Napoleon, the Empress & the Artist. The Story of Napoleon, Josephine's Garden at Malmaison, Redoute & the Australian Plants. Jill Hamilton, Duchess.
Napoleon, the Empress & the Artist. The Story of Napoleon, Josephine's Garden at Malmaison, Redoute & the Australian Plants

Napoleon, the Empress & the Artist. The Story of Napoleon, Josephine's Garden at Malmaison, Redoute & the Australian Plants

East Roseville: Kangaroo Press, 1999. 1st ed., sm. quarto, pp.xii, 244, incl Index, colour frontis., profusely illustrated with col. and b&w plates, prev. owner's signature ffep., original bds. in d.j. Near fine condition

Josephine's garden at Malmaison included many species of animals collected from Nicolas Baudin's voyage to Australia, including kangaroos, dwarf emus and black swans. The first kangaroo arrived in 1804, only one of three on board Le Geographe to survive. Josephine pioneered the planting of acacia, melaleuca and eucalyptus throughout France and propagated many species of Australian plants. Item #99522

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