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CAUSE, Hendrik (1648-1699). WITH: COMMELIN, Jan (1629-1692).
De koninglycke Hovenier aanwyzende de Middelen om Boomen, Bloemen en Kruyden, te Zaayen, planten, aen queeken en voort teelen.
Doornick, Amsterdam 1676 - Reflecting Northern Europe's great interest in orange houses and the growing of citrus fruit under glass in the seventeenth century. Commelin's work follows Ferrari's Hesperides by 30 years, and shows that the northern fruit had improved considerably in that time. A super clean copy. Engraved allegorical title-page, and illustrated with two garden plans, 13 plates of fruit and flowers (each in two parts), and 16 plates of garden plans, parterres, mazes, etc. 224 pages. Amsterdam: Marcus Doornick, [1656]. [Bound with:] COMMELIN, Jan (1629-1692). Nederlantze Hesperides, dat is, Oeffening en Gebruik van de Limoen en Oranje-Boomen, gestelt na den Aardt, en Climaat der Nederlanden. Amsterdam: Marcus Doornik, 1676. Engraved allegorical title and 26 engraved plates, 21 of citrus fruit and 5 of orangeries. Folio, (320 x 210 mm). Contemporary vellum, a bit soiled. Amsterdam: Marcus Doornick, [1656]. FIRST EDITIONS of two of the most attractive of the seventeenth-century Dutch gardening books from the Golden Age, with plates reminiscent of de Passe. The book depicts Vranckryck's garden at Saint-Germain en Laye and that of Nassau, Prince of Orange. The cultivation of 420 plants is described, of which Cause illustrates 52, often drawn with bees and butterflies. Bound together with Commelin's Nederlantze Hesperides, issued the same year by Doornik. Reflecting Northern Europe's great interest in orange houses and the growing of citrus fruit under glass in the seventeenth century. Commelin's work follows Ferrari's Hesperides by 30 years, and shows that the north … [Click Below for Full Description]
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