Decorated letters

Decorated letters from Bookes 13, 16 and 17 which cover different aspects of trees. Pliny, the Elder. The historie of the world: commonly called the natvrall historie of C. Plinivs Secvndvs. Trans. into English by Philemon Holland. London: A. Islip, 1601.

Collection: Special Collections, UCC Library, University College Cork, Cork, Ireland.

The historie of the world is the largest single surviving work from Roman times and the only surviving work by Pliny. Its content is encyclopaedic in scope as it is about natural history, astronomy, mathematics, geography, ethnography, anthropology, human physiology, zoology, botany, agriculture, horticulture, pharmacology, mining, mineralogy, sculpture, art and precious stones. For more information see: Life on Land: Birds & Trees from the 17th-21st Centuries.


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