While our images are electronically watermarked, the antique prints themselves are not.
Ephedra MAT92 $65
Each print measures approximately 7
3/4 inches by
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
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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