We would like to thank the following institutions for providing support to the project:

LuEsther T. Mertz Library, New York Botanical Garden
The library of the New York Botanical Garden has generously provided several items from its collection of rare books concerning the history of landscape design. It is one of the world’s largest and most important botanical research libraries. Its diverse collections hold irreplaceable materials that date to the twelfth century as well as electronic resources such as e-journals and searchable databases containing the latest results of research and discoveries in plant science and modern horticultural practice. The library and its collections serve both as a scholarly resource and a general-public information center.

Brooklyn Botanic Garden Library
The rare book room of the Library at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden has two Renaissance era print editions of Piero de’Crescenzi’s Liber ruralium commodorum. A selection of pages was photographed from these and have been included in the Catena database.

Dumbarton Oaks
The Garden Rare Book Collection of the library at Dumbarton Oaks has donated several digital images of items from its collection, which focuses primarily on landscape and garden history of the western world from the seventeenth century to the present, with the greatest emphasis on the U.S. and Europe. (Please note: The images from Dumbarton Oaks are currently not included in the database, but will be available by January 2006.)

Morgan Library
The The Morgan Library has given permission to use images of its fifteenth-century manuscript of Piero de’Crescenzi’s Liber ruralium commodorum, the most important medieval treatise on agriculture.

University of Virginia Libraries
Acting as consultants and providing resources and training, specialists in digital media and visual resources from the Robertson Media Center and the Fiske-Kimball Fine Arts Library provided assistance in directing the technical aspects of the project.

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