4 February 2016


A page from a book by Carolus Clusius (1526-1609): Rariorum plantarum historia (Antwerp: Plantin-Moretus, 1601). The 1109 woodcuts were cut by Gerard van Kampen after drawings by Clusius and Pieter van der Borcht. So our edition of Gardeners’ Choice is in a tradition stretching back more than 400 years, indeed more than 450 years since the first Carolus Clusius book printed by Plantin was 1561.