BYZONDERE AENMERKINGEN OVER HET AENLEGGEN VAN PRAGTIGE EN GEMEENE LANDHUIZEN, LUSTHOVEN, PLANTAGIEN EN AENKLEVENDE CIERAEDEN:
Leiden: Abraham Kallewier, Jan en Herman Verbeek, en Pieter vander Eyk 1737. First edition of this comprehensive Dutch treatise on the creation and management of country-house gardens. It was written and published anonymously by van der Voort, "the first garden theorist of the Netherlands... Concerned with small country-house canal gardens, he advocated, like Dezallier d'Argenville, simplicity of line and the subordination of art to nature, with trees, hedges, bosquets, and water forming the main components." (OXFORD COMPANION TO GARDENS, pg. 579). Der Voort was also a keen and astute pomologist and horticulturist. His work was highly regarded and was reprinted as late as 1766, as well as being translated into both French and German. The excellent plates which illustrate the work were engraved by Jan Wandelaar, J.C. Philips, J. van der Spyk and F. van Bleyswyck. Berlin Cat 3406; Springer pg. 42. 4to (25.5 x 19.5 cm); (v) + xix + 412 + (14) pp. + 15 folding engraved plates and 1 engraved text illustration.
Recently rebound in quarter vellum with red leather spine label.
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