For more than 100 years, Bowdoin Library’s George J. Mitchell Department of Special Collections and Archives has protected botanist Kate Furbish’s watercolors of Maine flora.
The library has recently partnered with Jed Lyons ’74, president and CEO of Rowman & Littlefield, to publish, for the first-time, a complete two-volume edition of Furbish’s illustrations of Maine’s flowering plants and conifers.
The new green-bound books are massive, together containing more than 1,300 pages. Each page is devoted to a full-size, full-color reproduction of a Furbish painting. Read about the Kate Furbish and the new books.