Botany in the 17th century can by characterised by the development of the detailed descriptive method incl. microscopic studies into plant morphology and anatomy, which also resulted in art features. In the 18th century, botanists such as Carl Linnaeus (also known as Carl von Linné) were involved in classifying plants in a well-ordered system. New techniques (e.g., chiaroscuro - mezzotinta etching, dry-point or natural print) substantially contributed towards the huge development of art features in the extensive catalogues of botanical gardens and floristic inventories in various countries.