Synopses & Reviews
The German-born doctor Philipp Franz von Siebold (1796-1866) lived on Deshima between 1823 and 1829. During his stay, he collected many plant specimens, and his holdings of dried plants were one of the earliest herbarium collections from Japan. This CD-ROM provides an illustrated history of Von Siebold and his botanical collections. Examples of about 750 species are shown using herbarium information sheets from the Siebold Collection, plates from his "Flora Japonica," color paintings by Kawahara Keiga, illustrated wood samples and photographs of live plants.