List of illustrations

  • Disdain, Contempt, and Disgust
  • A Digger Manifesto; An Appeal to the House of Commons
  • Map of The Pilgrim’s Progress
  • Frontispiece to The English Improver Improved
  • Shrewsbury and the River Severn
  • A Distant View of Hythe Village and Church, Kent
  • Plan of Earl Manvers’s Estate in Laxton and Moorhouse
  • Wooded Landscape with a Cottage and Shepherd
  • The Woodcutter’s Return
  • Peat Bog, Scotland
  • The Gravel Diggers
  • A Wooded Landscape with a Stream and a Fisherman
  • A Woman Gleaner
  • Winstanley
  • Winstanley
  • Wast Land’s Improvement
  • Frontispiece to Instauratio Magna
  • Plows
  • Machines for watering meadows and sowing corn
  • A Treatise of Fruit-Trees . . . Together with The Spirituall Use of an Orchard
  • Plan of a model farm
  • Frontispiece to Systema Agriculturæ
  • Frontispiece to Thomas Sprat, History of the Royal Society of London
  • Frontispiece to John Ogilby, Britannia
  • Map of route from Camarthen to Aberistwith
  • Britannia Depicta, or Ogilby Improv’d
  • Map of the route from Bagshot to Winchester
  • The Pilgrim’s Progress, jigsaw puzzle
  • Frontispiece to The Second Part of Systema Agriculturæ, or the Mistery of Husbandry & Vintetum Britanicum or Treatise of Cider
  • Frontispiece to Campania Fœlix: Or, A Discourse of the Benefits and Improvements of Husbandry
  • Claremont: View of the Amphitheatre and Lake
  • Draft enclosure map for Kilnsea, East Riding of Yorkshire
  • An Exact copy of A Plan of the Fenns as it was taken Anno 1604 by William Hayward
  • Guthlac arriving at Crowland
  • The South Prospect of the Conventuall Church of Croyland
  • A true report of certaine wonderfull overflowing of Waters, now lately in Summerset-shire, Norfolke, and other places of England [. . .]
  • A Mapp of the Great Levell, Representing it as it lay Drowned
  • A Map of the Great Levell Drayned
  • Map with drainage scheme
  • Plan for thirty-two farms on two thousand acres
  • Surveying instruments for draining the Fens, including a plain level, a water level, and a semicircle
  • Spades and plows for drainage works
  • Fish
  • Frontispiece to chapter on fowling
  • The Form of the Decoys in Lincolnshire
  • Duck Island in St. James’s Park
  • The North Prospect of Hampton Court, Herefordshire
  • A windmill
  • Windmills in the Fens
  • Drainage Mills in the Fens, Croyland, Lincolnshire
  • St. Benet’s Abbey
  • Map of Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire, and Leicestershire
  • Chatsworth House being the seat of his Grace the Duke and Earl of Devonshire
  • Poole’s Hole
  • The Devil’s Arse
  • Frontispiece, The Sacred Theory of the Earth
  • The Flood and its effects
  • The South West Prospect of Thurston Water in Furness, Lancashire
  • A Prospect of the Rocks & that Salt Cavern in Castleton, Called Peak-Hole, alias the D_ls A_se
  • A Prospect in the upper part of Dove Dale, five miles north of Ashbourn
  • A View of the Peak: The Dove Holes
  • Landscape: Valley in Derbyshire
  • Gordal, at Malham in Craven, Yorkshire
  • A Map of the Caudebec Fells
  • Map of the Black Lead Mines &c. in Cumberland
  • A View of Darwentwater &c., From Crow-Park
  • A View of Derwentwater. Towards Borrowdale. A Lake near Keswick in Cumberland
  • The general idea of Keswick-lake
  • An explanation of the shapes and lines of mountains
  • Inside the Peak Cavern, Castleton, Derbyshire
  • Gordale Scar (A View of Gordale, in the Manor of East Malham in Craven, Yorkshire, the Property of Lord Ribblesdale)
  • Nulli penetrabilis
  • The Noble Art of Venerie or Hunting
  • The antient Hunting Notes
  • Tools for grafting
  • Charcoal making in a forest
  • The Norway engine, or saw-mill, and a machine to bore elms
  • Designs for tree planting
  • Mr. Kirke’s Wood at Mosely, Yorkshire at Cookeridge
  • Designs for tree planting
  • Cashiobury the Seat of the Rt. Hon.ble the Earle of Essex in Hartfordshire
  • New Parke in Surry the Seat of the Rt. Hon.ble the Earle of Rochester
  • The Earl of Rochester’s House, New Park, Richmond, Surrey
  • Designs of Woods of Forrest trees
  • Grimsthorp Gardens 26 Jul. 1736
  • The Mannour of Paston
  • The Manor of Paston divided and planted into Rural Gardens
  • La Grand Manier
  • An Ideal Rural Garden
  • Wrest House & Parke in ye County of Bedford, the Seat of ye Rt. Hon.ble Henry Earl of Kent
  • Wrest House & Parke in ye County of Bedford, the Seat of ye Rt. Hon.ble Henry Earl of Kent
  • Wrest Park Estate Atlas, folio 3: Silsoe, Wrest Park
  • My Lady Duchess Square
  • Plan of Wrest Park, Bedfordshire
  • Trees as timber
  • Plan of a garden with wildernesses and groves
  • Cornard Wood, near Sudbury, Suffolk (Gainsborough’s Forest)
  • Manuscript page from Remarks on Forest Scenery
  • Manuscript page from Remarks on Forest Scenery
  • Park Scene with Boy
  • Manuscript page from Remarks on Forest Scenery
  • Vesuvius from Portici
  • Firework Display at the Castel Sant’Angelo in Rome (La Girandola)
  • Improvements
  • The Course of Empire: The Savage State
  • The Course of Empire: Desolation
  • Layout for The Course of Empire
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~This book would never have come into being without the guidance, wisdom, and care of my teachers. My greatest debt is to Robin Middleton. Robin introduced me to the eighteenth century, shaped my ideas about it, and infused me with a love of its books. In the years since I first became his student, he has been a mentor, a staunch supporter, a generous reader, and a...
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The tiny island of Vieques lies about eight miles east of Puerto Rico, bordered to the north by the Atlantic Ocean and lapped to the south by the Caribbean Sea. Beginning in the early 1940s, when the navy purchased twenty-six thousand acres—about three-quarters of the island—for $1.6 million, Vieques served as the largest training area for the United States Atlantic Fleet Forces,...
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~On Sunday April 1, 1649, a small band of men carrying spades and other farming implements appeared on the common at St. George’s Hill near Cobham in Surrey and began to dig. Over the next few days, as they prepared the ground to sow beans, carrots, and parsnips,...
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~On October 31, 1653, a small tract entitled Wast Land’s Improvement appeared in print. A cheap, popular pamphlet containing the text of a proposal presented to the Parliamentary Committee appointed for the Advancement of Trade, Wast...
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~On his way to Manchester in the early 1720s, Daniel Defoe passed by that “great Bog or Waste call’d Chatmos.” Extending for five or six miles on the left-hand side of the road leading north to Manchester, Chat Moss was a peculiar and distinctive topographical feature,...
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~On the top left of the map that accompanied the 1622 edition of Michael Drayton’s Poly-Olbion (fig. 52), we see the Peak District of north-central England and its so-called wonders allegorically represented.See Sukanya Dasgupta,...
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~Henry Peacham’s emblem for “Nulli penetrabilis,” published in his Minerva Britanna, Or a Garden of Heroical Devises of 1612, features an image of a cluster of trees under a starry sky and...
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~In 1772, the architect William Chambers published a treatise entitled A Dissertation on Oriental Gardening, dedicating it to his patron, George III. Chambers’s fanciful description of Chinese gardens was intended to serve as a critique of the work of Capability Brown and his...
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