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MS. Ashmole 1461

'Tradescant's Orchard': watercolours of garden fruits, arranged roughly by date of ripening; made perhaps in association with the elder John Tradescant,? 1620s

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Images scanned from Bodleian filmstrip Roll 444.2

Previous images ... (from Bodleian filmstrip Roll 444.1)
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fol. 55r
'The Sheffell Bullis'.
Ripe 22 Aug.
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fol. 57r
'The Imperyall plum'.
Ripe 22 Aug.
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fol. 59r
'The gante plum'.
Ripe 23 Aug.
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fol. 61r
'The Mussule plum'.
Ripe 24 Aug.
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fol. 63r
'The grene pescod plum'.
Ripe 26 Aug.
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fol. 65r
'The Damsonn'.
Ripe 26 Aug.
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fol. 67r
'The pruon Damson'.
Ripe 27 Aug.
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fol. 69r
'The Red pescod plum'.
Ripe 28 Aug.
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fol. 80[81]r
'The whight Date'.
Ripe 29 Aug.
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fol. 82r
'The whight Mussell plumbe'.
Ripe 2 Sept.
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fol. 84r
'The Blacke peare plum'.
Ripe 3 Sept.
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fol. 86r
'The Amber plum which .J.T. as I take it brought out of France and groueth at Hatfield: ripe Septem: the .8.'
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fol. 88r
'The Turke plum'.
Ripe 16 Sept.
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fol. 90r
'The Apricooke. [that is booth Long and greet.'
Ripe 23 Aug.
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fol. 92r
'The Round Apricoo[ke]' [cut away].
Ripe 15 Aug.
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fol. 94r
'The Cluster Red nectrion'.
Ripe 22 Aug.
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fol. 96r
'The Roman Reed Nectrion'.
Ripe 2 Sept.
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fol. 98r
'The Basturd Red Nectrion'.
Ripe 4 Sept.
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fol. 100r
'The grene Nectrion'.
Ripe 5 Sept.
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fol. 103r
'The yollow Nectrion'.
Ripe 13 Sept.
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fol. 105r
'The Nuingetonn peeche.'
Ripe 4 Aug.
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fol. 109r
'The bell Cornation peech, which pealleth like a Codling.'
Ripe 3 Sept.
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fol. 111r
'The Graunde Cornation peach.'
Ripe 4 Sept.
Following images ... (from Bodleian filmstrip Roll 444.3)

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