The John Tradescants: Gardeners to the Rose and Lily Queen / Edition 2

The John Tradescants: Gardeners to the Rose and Lily Queen / Edition 2

by Prudence Leith-Ross
     
 

This is the definitive study of John Tradescant the elder and his son, two remarkable men who traveled to new or little-known lands in search of botanical treasures—John the elder to Russia, the Near East, and North Africa, and John the younger to the new colony of Virginia. They worked for a series of eminent patrons including Robert Cecil, the Duke of

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This is the definitive study of John Tradescant the elder and his son, two remarkable men who traveled to new or little-known lands in search of botanical treasures—John the elder to Russia, the Near East, and North Africa, and John the younger to the new colony of Virginia. They worked for a series of eminent patrons including Robert Cecil, the Duke of Buckingham, and Charles I, for whom they supervised the creation of some of the great gardens of the period. Identifying the varieties of plants which were first grown by the Tradescants or introduced to the country by one of them, this study also features extensive appendices reproducing the complete texts of the Tradescants' lists of plants as well as the Musaeum Tradescantianum, the younger Tradescants' catalog of the museum collection. Each plant is identified with its modern botanical name, making this an essential work for all those interested in the history of gardening and British plants.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780720612462
Publisher:
Owen, Peter Limited
Publication date:
10/26/2006
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
342
Sales rank:
1,175,806
Product dimensions:
5.40(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations7
Preface9
Acknowledgements10
Introduction13
1Tradescant's Early Life21
2Plantsman at Hatfield28
3The Old Monastery Garden44
4The Earliest Russian Flora52
5Off to Quell the Barbary Pirates69
6The Duke's Right-Hand Man73
7The Ark86
8Royal Appointment93
9A Burial and a Marriage99
10In Place of His Father106
11Adapting to the Times114
12Enter Ashmole118
13The Deed of Gift126
14Hester Acquires a New Neighbour134
15'My Rarities'142
16The Museum Collection152
17The 'Principal Benefactors'163
18The Tradescants' Plant Introductions181
App. IList of Plants Received by John Tradescant 1629-1633197
App. IIPlantarum in Horto, John Tradescant's Plant List of 1634205
App. IIIMusaeum Tradescantianum225
References294
Family Tree310
Addenda313
Index321

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