New Caledonia Glasshouse (formerly The Mexican Hothouse), 1830s, Charles Rohault de Fleury, Jardin des Plantes, Museum National d'Histoire Naturelle, Paris, France.  View from above of the interior of the glasshouse showing the newly planted Glasshouse which is divided into areas representing the four forest climates: top right: arid forest; top left: mangrove; bottom right: humid forest; bottom left: savannah. The girders arch across the scene above the many paned windows. The New Caledonia Glasshouse, or Hothouse, was the first French glass and iron building.

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New Caledonia Glasshouse (formerly The Mexican Hothouse), 1830s, Charles Rohault de Fleury, Jardin des Plantes, Museum National d'Histoire Naturelle, Paris, France. View from above of the interior of the glasshouse showing the newly planted Glasshouse which is divided into areas representing the four forest climates: top right: arid forest; top left: mangrove; bottom right: humid forest; bottom left: savannah. The girders arch across the scene above the many paned windows. The New Caledonia...
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