LEFT  Matthias Mignerak's celebrated work on the weaving industries, dedicated to the King and published in 1605 - the Classical presences, Diana and Pallas given practical things to do.


RIGHT Martinus Houttuyn, Houtkunde, Behelzende de Afbeeldingen van Meest alle Bekende... A Representation of Inland and Foreign Wood, as well as Trees and Shrubs, Amsterdam, 1773 - 1795. The book was designed to help collectors with Cabinets of Natural Curiosities to select examples. - "their inward properties and natural colours..."