The Marcgrave herbarium

The Marcgrave herbarium is a book-herbarium containing the earliest collections from Brazil, collected by Georg Marcgrave (1610-1644) who visited the former Dutch colony at the state of Pernambuco in 1638–1644.

All the 173 pages are digitized and scanned.

Olof Ryding, collection manager at the Natural History Museum of Denmark, presents the story of the Marcgrave herbarium:


D. de Andrade-Lima, A.F. Maule. T.M. Pedersen & K. Rahn (1977): Marcgrave’s Brazilian Herbarium Collected 1638-44. Botanisk Tidsskrift 71, pp 121–160.

Herbarium book and three pages