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Musaeum Tradescantianum: Tradescant’s Rarities

The frontispiece of Musaeum Tradescantianum : or a Collection of Rarities preserved at South-Lambeth neer London by John Tradescant , printed by John Grismond and sold by Nathanael Brooke at The Angel in Cornhill, London 1656. This extensive list of contents in The Ark museum and plants grown in their garden belonged to the diarist John Evelyn (signed ‘Catalogo Evelyni’). Benefactors to the collection included King Charles I and Queen Mary, William Laud and the Duke of Buckingham etc. Printed by John Grismond.

Ref: 1997.027

Artist

John Tradescant

Materials

Paper, printed

Theme

Ephemera

Associated Person

Wenceslas Hollar

Year

1656

Collection No:

1997.027