Temporary suspension of EU shipping, view details here.

Title page of 'The Horse Hoing Husbandry', 1743.

Title page of 'The Horse Hoing Husbandry', 1743.
4 0 c m
actual image size: 19cm x 32cm


Title page of 'The horse-hoing husbandry' (2nd Edition, London, 1743) by Jethro Tull (1674-1741), in which he investigates the principles of tillage and vegetation. Tull began his investigations into scientific methods of seed cultivation in the late 1600s. In around 1701 he produced his first drill to make channels, drill and cover the seed, sowing three rows at a time. A grooved cylinder rotated against a spring-held tongue, received the seed from the seedbox and dropped it evenly into the ground.

Image Details

Image Ref.

© Science Museum / Science & Society Picture Library

buy a print

Select size
Select finish
How many prints?

buy a framed print

buy a canvas

buy a framed canvas