While our images are electronically watermarked, the antique prints themselves are not.
Dogwood MON74 $75
Each print measures approximately 7 3/4
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 he 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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