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Traité du jardinage selon les raisons de la nature et de l'art

Illustrated by Jacques Boyceau (French, 17th century), Engraver Michel van Lochom (Flemish (worked in France), 1601–1647), Engraver Grégoire Huret (French, 1606–1670), After Adrian de Vries (about 1560–1626)

Place of Publication: Paris, France

Catalogue Raisonné

Brunet I, 1191; Guilmard, p. 53, no. 65; Berlin 3442; Bibliothèque Nationale, Inventaire 17th, v. 5, p. 366-67, no. 321


Overall: 43 x 29.2 x 3 cm (16 15/16 x 11 1/2 x 1 3/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Illustrated book with 64 engravings, plus engraved vignettes

Not On View


Europe, Prints and Drawings


Illustrated books

(Paris: Michel van Lochom, 1638) Folio; 50 leaves, plus plates; modern gilt- and blind-stamped brown calf

Author portrait; engraved title; illustrations of garden plans, including parterres, lawns, etc.

Paris: Michel van Lochom, 1638


Otto H. Ranschburg, New York, from whom purchased by MFA, April 13, 1944.

Credit Line

William A. Sargent Fund