Margaret Mee's Amazon: Diaries of an Artist Explorer

By: Margaret Mee

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Margaret Mee's exploration through the Amazon, featuring her beautiful watercolors. Illustrated end sheets. Color frontispiece. Grey cloth boards lettered in gold. Also illustrated with photographs and maps. Indexed, 319 pp. Glossy illustrated dust jacket, with photographs of the artist. Full refund if not satisfied.


For thirty-two years, the artist Margaret Mee was enchanted by and lured back again and again to the massive, unpredictable and fertile rainforests of Amazonas. Her initial objective, to search out and illustrate the glorious flora growing in the tree canopies and along the innumerable waterways of the great rivers of the Amazon basin, was later combined with a growing concern at the commercial plunder of the great forests. Her first expedition to Amazonas was in 1956 and it was then that she began to keep the diaries that, along with her paintings, drawings and sketches, make up this book. Although plant hunting always came first whenever possible and practical, other events often took over. A small dug-out canoe could become a waterlogged, if not dangerous, place to be; rapids had to be got through; recalcitrant boatmen were gently or sternly coerced; drunken prospectors were held off with a revolver. She was fascinated by the rich mix of Brazilians she came across and often lived with for a tim

Title: Margaret Mee's Amazon: Diaries of an Artist Explorer

Author Name: Margaret Mee

Illustrator: Margaret Mee

Categories: Art,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: Antique Collectors Club in association with The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew: 2004

ISBN Number: 1851494545

ISBN Number 13: 9781851494545

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Like New

Jacket Condition: Like New

Type: Hardcover

Seller ID: 060836

Keywords: Exploration, botanical,