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Title-page, John Parkinson, Theatrum Botanicum (London, 1640). Reproduced with permission from the Special Collections of the University of Virginia. The four corners appear to be more or less closely adapted from Adriaen Collaert's allegorical representations of the four continents along with their fruits. Also pictured along with the author are Adam and Solomon, the first farmer and herbalist-monarch.
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Earth the planter / Four seasons' fecundity / Pageant of the Four Continents / One world is not enough / Amazon en garde?
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