Hortorum viridariorumque elegantes & multiplices formae

about 1635–40
Illustrated by Hans Vredeman de Vries (Netherlandish, 1527–1606?), Engraved by Unidentified artist, Netherlandish, 16th century, Etched by Pieter van der Borcht (Netherlandish, 1545–1608), Publisher Joannes Galle (Netherlandish, 1600–1676)

Place of Publication: Antwerp, Belgium

Catalogue Raisonné

Berlin 3390; Hollstein III, p. 101 (van der Borcht), no. 391-96; XLVIII (Vredeman de Vries), pp. 122-36, nos. 470-90


Overall: 25.8 x 34 x 1.3 cm (10 3/16 x 13 3/8 x 1/2 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Set of engraved title page and 33 engravings and etchings

Not On View


Europe, Prints and Drawings


Illustrated books

(Antwerp: Joannes Galle, about 1635-1640) Oblong folio; 35 leaves; modern gilt-stamped half green morocco, green marbled paper boards (green cloth box).

Views of formal gardens and surrounding architecture

Antwerp: Joannes Galle, about 1635-1640


Otto H. Ranschburg, from whom purchased by MFA, June 5, 1941

Credit Line

William A. Sargent Fund