Mattioli Botanical Prints c1750

While our images are electronically watermarked, the antique prints themselves are not.

Acacia, Cassie MAT8 $65
Each print measures approximately 7 3/4 inches by 10 inches.

Henri-Louis Duhamel du Monceau (1700-1782), came from a wealthy farming family in France. Truly a Renaissance man, he had many interests. After an education in Law at Orleans University, he studied at the Jardin des Plantes, where discovered the fungus disease affecting the saffron crocus, an important cash crop of the era. This work gained him membership in the prestigious Academie des Sciences.

He went on to study trees especially fruit trees, and wrote many works regarding different aspects of tree cultivation & pruning. This dynamic man also accepted an appointment in 1731 as Inspector General of the French Navy, which then resulted in works on boat building, rope making & other maritime subjects. His interests were united in attempts to grow trees that would provide the very best material for boat construction.

He might be considered one of the early conservationists & organic gardeners. Growing over 600 species of trees on his country estate, he espoused the concepts of Jethro Tull, who believed the soil was the basis of health for all that resides therein.

We are pleased to offer woodcut prints from Traité des Arbres et Arbustes qui se cultivent en France en Pleine Terre. The woodcuts in this work originated from the herbal by Mattioli first published in 1562, one of the earliest & rarest works on trees. Each print measures approximately 7 3/4 by 10 inches on strong chain lined paper with few imperfections. The recent hand colouring is superb, the work of a professional English colourist. They are magnificent impressions from one of the most beautiful herbals ever created.

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