1. Martagon rubrum sine luteum. The red or the yellow Martagon. 2. Lilium bulbiferum. The red bulbed Lilly. 3. Lilium aureum. The gold red Lilly. 4. Lilium album. The white Lilly. PARKINSON.

1. Martagon rubrum sine luteum. The red or the yellow Martagon. 2. Lilium bulbiferum. The red bulbed Lilly. 3. Lilium aureum. The gold red Lilly. 4. Lilium album. The white Lilly.

1629.
Woodcut, with older handcolor, sheet size 12 1/2 x 8 inches. Very good condition. A sheet from the most famous English gardening book of the seventeenth century, "Paradisi in Sole Paradisus Terrestris, or a Garden of all sorts of pleasant flowers which our English ayre will permitt to be noursed up..." by John Parkinson. "Parkinson's book was based on the contents of his own garden. It was practical from the point of view of the gardener and described nearly 1,000 plants, mostly exotics. Though it makes little appeal to the scientific botanist, it does give a very complete picture of the English garden at the beginning of the seventeenth century," (Hunt, quoted in de Belder catalogue). Parkinson was a founding member of the Society of Apothecaries in December 1617; he may be seen as one of the last herbalists and one of the first botanists, promoting both the practical and purely pleasurable qualities of plants. This is a lovely image of four lilies with attractive - although not entirely accurate, since the white lily is here blue and white in color - vintage handcolor. Item #39379

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