Tui or Parson Bird Prosthemadera Novae Zealandiae. From: 'A history of the birds of New Zealand' by Walter Lawry Buller
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Rapin of gardens

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Rapin of gardens : A Latin poem. In four books. English'd by Mr. Gardine
Hortorum libri IV. English

Date Created

1706

Identifier

Eb/1718/R [DeBeer Special Collections]

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Publisher

Printed by W. Bowyer for Bernard Lintott: London

Description

Translated by James Gardiner
The two editions on display of Gardiner's English translation of René Rapin's long poem on gardens illustrate parts of the ideal country estate of the late 17th century. The illustration in this 1706 edition shows groves and formal wilderness plantations in the background, and parterres (descendants of knot gardens) on either side of the central allée.

Book II of the 1718 edition depicts muscular gardeners working in a grove, a type of plantation fashionable in France, Italy and England throughout the 16th-17th century.

Contributor

Gardiner, James
Bowyer, William
Lintot, Bernard
Howman, R

Is Referenced By

Indexed in: Foxon G11-12; Henrey 1253, Goldsmiths' 4288

Citation

Rapin, Rene, “Rapin of gardens,” ourheritage.ac.nz | OUR Heritage, accessed May 21, 2022, https://otago.ourheritage.ac.nz/items/show/7529.

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