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Sebastiano Serlio (1475-c. 1554)

Tutte l'opere d'architettura et prrospetiva / di Sebastiano Serlio... ; con un'indice copiosissimo con molte considerationi & un breve discorso sopra questa materia, raccolto di M. Gio. Domenico Scamozzi. 1600

RCIN 1073122

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These two plans for garden labyrinths are amongst the earliest to have been published in Italy and contributed to the growing popularity of this garden feature in the sixteenth-century formal garden. Labyrinths like these offered a single path to the centre; mazes differed in offering alternative routes, although the terms were often used interchangeably.