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Franciscus van Sterbeeck: Citricultura ..., 1682

Franciscus van Sterbeeck: Citricultura ..., 1682

Sterbeeck: Citricultura, 1682  

   The Dutch title translates to: “Citriculture, or, the cultivation of exotic trees, such as oranges, lemons, limes, pomegranates, laurels and others.” In typical Baroque effusiveness, the title page includes a synopsis of the contents. Included are: detailed descriptions of the exotic plants including their flowers, leaves and fruit; how to plant and care for the trees; citrus diseases and pests; and, perhaps most importantly, all of this suited to “our Netherlands climate.” And of course, illustrated with copper plates, a few of which are seen below.
 
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  Sterbeeck: Citricultura, 1682: Tree planting   Sterbeeck: Citricultura .., 1682: Orange plate   Sterbeeck: Citricultura ..., 1682, Lemon plate

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