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Plant History Glasshouse (formerly Australian Glasshouse), 1830s, Rohault de Fleury, Jardin des Plantes, Museum National d'Histoire Naturelle, Paris, France. High angle view of the glass and iron roof structure with plants visible below the struts. Beyond it may be seen the New Caledonia Glasshouse (formerly The Mexican Hothouse) also built in the 1830s by Charles Rohault de Fleury. The New Caledonia Glasshouse, or Hothouse, was the first French glass and iron building.
Copyright Manuel Cohen / Museum National d'Histoire Naturelle