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2012-05-23 18:57:55
BESLER, Basilius (1561-1629).
Nuremberg: 1613. Broadsheets, bound (21 x 17 inches). Engraved title-page by Wolfgang Kilian, engraved portrait of Besler, 4 engraved sectional titles of the seasons, 364 engraved plates of flowers and plants (only, of 366) on 365 leaves (only, of 367; the first figure in Summer 3 comprises two plates joined to form one folding plate "Martagon Imperiale") (Lacking privilege leaves, Spring B 4 "Coronae Imperialis" and Summer 2D 14 "Caryophyllus Multiplex"; the early leaves of volume one with some discoloration, dampstaining, some tears repaired on the verso of one or two images, some plates trimmed; first sectional title to volume two torn and strengthened on the verso). 18th-century mottled half-calf (extremities scuffed). Provenance: Bookplates of a 19th- century ecclesiastical library on each paste-down. "A monument to his passion for beautiful flowers of all sorts, commonplace wild flowers as well as the exotics" (Barker). First edition, one of about 300 copies printed, issue with text on the verso of the plates. One of the largest and most magnificent of the great flower books, depicting more than 1000 flowers from nearly 700 species. Commemorating the famous gardens of the Prince-Bishop of Eichstatt, Johann Conrad von Gemmingen (c. 1561-1612), and as such one of the earliest pictorial records of flowers from a single garden: "we do not know how much the bishop spent on the exotic new species acquired from the merchants of Amsterdam, Antwerp and Brussels. but "Hortus Eystettensis" remains, no doubt as the bishop planned, a monument to his passion for beautiful flowers o … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Arader Galleries - Aradernyc [New York, NY, U.S.A.]
2012-05-22 07:58:40
BELLARMINO, Roberto
Ex Typographia Sauariana, Roma, 1613. 8º, port.(escudo grab. en anverso, mancha hum. margen sup), 7h (divisa grab. en 7ª, rasgadura en 3ª, mancha hum. notable en 3-7), 171p con marco (rasgadura en p.1, tostadas en diverso grado, manchas de hum.). Pergamino, casi sin lomo, cortes pintados. - Primera edición en árabe, impresa en los bellos y finos tipos de François Savary, y la primera en emplear caracteres Nastaliq en Europa. El catecismo de la 'Dottrina cristiana breve' (1597) tuvo enorme difusión y se tradujo a más de 50 lenguas.
Bookseller: Escalinata, librería [Navalcarnero, Madrid, Spain]
2012-05-17 13:15:14
Ridley, Mark
Nicholas Okes, London. [14]157,[1]pp. including engraved titlepage and twenty- one engravings in the text (one with two small maps showing New England, Virginia, and Terra Australis). Small quarto. Modern calf, leather label stamped in gilt. Contemporary ownership inscriptions of William Davenport on titlepage. Titlepage moderately worn and soiled, laid down on a backing sheet. Light worming on first two text leaves (affecting a few printed characters). 19th-century ownership inscription on leaf A3. Small portion of G2 torn away and repaired, affecting a few words which are present in facsimile; a few other small tears and repairs. Margins closely trimmed, affecting a few headlines. Lacking the volvelle on T1. Still a good copy. First edition, first issue of Ridley's work on magnetism, without the errata on the recto of X3 found in the second issue also published in 1613. Following William Gilbert's work DE MAGNETE, "here presented directions for a series of experiments on the lodestone, magnet, and terella which could be carried out by anyone interested in the subject. He added engravings and descriptions of his improvised instruments for determining the variation, and for making use of the inclinatory needle for finding position at sea. This was in accordance with the method published jointly by Edward Wright, Thomas Blundeville, and Henry Briggs" - Taylor. SABIN 71297. STC 21045. CRONE 127. TAYLOR, MATHEMATICAL PRACTITIONERS OF TUDOR & STUART ENGLAND 126. ADAMS & WATERS, ENGLISH MARITIME BOOKS 2976. [Attributes: First Edition]
Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana [New Haven, CT, U.S.A.]
2012-05-13 14:23:02
Basil Besler
Eichstatt, 1613 Basil Besler?s (1561-1629) great botanical work, ?Hortus Eystettensis? is a landmark of botanical documentation and pre-Linnaean classification, as well as one of the most splendidly stylized and aesthetically powerful botanical works ever produced.This original hand-colored copperplate engraving, Melocactos, Pl. 254, measures 22.25" x 17.75" and is in excellent condition with light staining. Illustrated on this engraving are flowers commonly known as Corn cockle, Dark blue Canterbury bells, White corn cockle. Expertly hand-colored, these flowers each have long, green stems and leaves with vibrantly colored pink, purple and white flowers. The dynamic shapes of the flowers illustrated on this engraving allows for the viewer to appreciate them from many angles, and shows the great skill of the artist. Also included on this engraving is parts of the root systems of the flowers, offering a scientific examination of these magnificent flowers.Basil Besler was an apothecary and botanist who managed the gardens of Bishop Johann Conrad in Eichstatt, Germany . The Bishop?s remarkable garden was one of the most extensive in Europe, containing a huge variety of European shrubs and flowering plants, as well as exotic specimens from Asia and the Americas . Besler used this encyclopedic resource as the basis for the ?Hortus Eystettensis?, in which he studied and depicted over a thousand flowers, representing 667 species in all.With the Bishop?s patronage, he worked both as artist and publisher, directing a team of ten artists and engravers in creating 367 plates over 16 y … [Click Below for Full Description]
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2012-05-11 14:44:51
BESLER) Besler, Basilius (illus)
Eichstatt.. First published 1613. Ca. 1650.. Engraving, vintage handcoloring, plate mark measures 19 x 15 3/4 inches (48 x 40 cm) on sheet 22 1/2 x 17 3/4 inches. Dampstain to lower margin and left edge just entering the platemark at the lower left and right, tear across lower left corner now archivally repaired but with light discoloration visible from the old tape, text from verso visible. Color seepage onto verso. Thick felt-like paper. This is one of the stunning plates from Hortus Eystettensis, the first great florilegium "splendid in its array of large drawings, magnificent as a record of the plants in a German garden at the beginning of the seventeenth century" (Hunt). The work commemorates the celebrated gardens of its patron, Johann Konrad von Gemmingen, Prince Bishop of Eichstatt. "The book is horticultural rather than botanical, and is the earliest pictorial record of flowers in a single garden. It is divided into Spring, Summer, Autumn and Winter sections and is concerned almost entirely with ornamental plants, including florists' flowers and double forms of flowers best left single ... With the outbreak of the Thirty Years War six years after the Bishop's death, the garden deteriorated, and by 1633 the celebrated collection of plants had reverted to a vegetable plot." (Coats). "The plates depict over 1000 flowers representing 667 species, many of them exotics appearing for the first time. The original drawings ... took sixteen years to complete; ten artists and engravers were involved, the most important being Wolfgang Kilian of Augsburg. The author, Ba … [Click Below for Full Description]
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2012-04-30 13:45:23
BESLER, Basilius.
Hortus Eystettensis. 1613, First edition. - Copper engraving. 17th century colour. Size: 41 x 48 cm. (16 x 19 inches). Excellent condition. Large margins. Text on reverse. Mounted size: 61 x 71 cm. One of an extremely rare collection of botanicals from Basilius Besler's Hortus Eystettensis. Besler was a Nuremburg apothecary in charge of the elaborate garden of the Bishop Prince of Eisenstatt. The plates, illustrating more than a thousand flowers were arranged according to the seasons. When the book was published in 1613, it was the largest book ever printed, and the coloured versions of the prints sold for ten times the price of those sold in black and white. The seventeenth century colouring of our prints have a very interesting pedigree. They have been examined at length by Nicolas Barker, who concluded, 'I believe these plates to come from a copy coloured according the original exemplar (that is, before the use of written instructions), probably before the middle of the 17th century.' A fuller copy of Nicolas Barker's report is available upon request. [Attributes: First Edition]
Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member
2012-04-30 13:45:23
Besler, Basil
Eichstatt 1613 - 20 7/8" x 16 1/4" BESLER, Basil [1561-1629]. "Lupinus Exoticus Flore Albo." A selection from "Hortus Eystettensis." Hand-colored copperplate engraving. Eichstatt, 1613. Approximate paper size 20 7/8 x 16 1/4 inches. Basil Besler's great botanical work is a landmark of botanical documentation and pre-Linnaean classification, as well as one of the most splendidly stylized and aesthetically powerful botanical works ever produced. Besler was an apothecary and botanist who managed the gardens of Bishop Johann Conrad in Eichstatt, Germany. The Bishop's remarkable garden was one of the most extensive in Europe, containing a huge variety of European shrubs and flowering plants, as well as exotic specimens from Asia and the Americas. Besler used this encyclopedicresource as the basis for the "Hortus Eystettensis," in which he studied and depicted over a thousand flowers, representing 667 species in all. With the Bishop's patronage, he worked both as artist and publisher, directing a team of ten artists and engravers in creating 374 plates over 16 years. Published one hundred and fifty years before Linnaeus created his thorough system of classification, Besler's great florilegium represents an impressive early attempt to classify plants for the benefit of botanists, doctors and apothecaries. Each plant is given a distinct and often descriptive Latin title, and related species are grouped together on the same plate, or over a series of plates. Almost all specimens are shown complete and accurately colored, including delineations of their root systems. While Besler's w … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Arader Galleries - Houston
2012-04-26 13:26:26
Donato (Marcellus)
Francofurti ad Moenum, Iacobi Porsii, Typis Erasmi Kempfferi, 1613. (12) ff., 715 pp., (8) pp. d'index, marque d'imprimeur avec adresse au lecteur au verso du dernier feuillet imprimé, (2) ff bl. Reliure de l'époque en plein vélin, tranches rougies, quelques feuillets brunis. Seconde édition de l'ouvrage principal de Marcellus Donato, médecin mantouan, augmenté d'un 7e livre par Grégoire Horst. Donato y relate les cas les plus étranges qu'il lui a été donné d'observer, notamment dans le domaine de l'obstétrique, s'intéressant particulièrement aux phénomènes étranges : convulsion, épilepsie, miracles, manifestations surnaturelles. Horst, qui fut surnommé l'Esculape de l'Allemagne, poursuit ce propos par de nouvelles relations particulièrement centrées sur la force du psychisme : miracles inconnus de notre temps, effets admirables de l'imagination sur les femmes enceintes. [Attributes: Hard Cover]
Bookseller: L'Oeil de Mercure [Paris, France]
2012-04-25 10:58:51
Sherley, Antony:
London: Printed for Nathaniell Butter and Joseph Bagset, 1613.. [8],139pp. 19th-century three-quarter calf over marbled boards, gilt label. 1860 engraved bookplate of the Library of the Earls of Macclesfield on front pastedown. Titlepage moderately soiled, short clean tear in outer margin (not affecting text). Top and bottom edges closely trimmed throughout, affecting numerous running titles, catchwords, and signature marks. Light age toning and occasional instances of soiling. Lacks the portrait of Sherley, issued separately the previous year and seldom found with the book. A very good copy. The first edition of this account by Antony Sherley of his travels in Persia, reprinted in 1625 in PURCHAS HIS PILGRIMES. Leaving Venice in 1599 with his brother, Robert Sherley, and John Manwaring, Antony Sherley travelled to Persia "with the intention of promoting Persian trade with England. Travelling by way of Cephalonia (in Greece), Crete, and Cyprus, he reached Aleppo in August 1599, then proceeded down the Euphrates to Baghdad and across the mountains to Esfahan. From there, in 1608, Robert Sherley returned to Europe as an envoy of the Shah. Anthony Sherley entered the service of Shah Abbas...and arrived at the Caspian Sea sometime in 1600" - Howgego. Boies Penrose has chronicled the story of these extraordinary Elizabethan brothers in his book, THE SHERLIAN ODYSSEY. Their narratives provided England with its first clear account of the Persian Empire. COX I, p.247. STC 22424. OCLC 5841190. HOWGEGO S95.
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2012-04-25 08:48:51
Basil Besler
Eichstatt, 1613 Basil Besler?s (1561-1629) great botanical work, ?Hortus Eystettensis? is a landmark of botanical documentation and pre-Linnaean classification, as well as one of the most splendidly stylized and aesthetically powerful botanical works ever produced.This original hand-colored copperplate engraving, Aethiopis, Pl. 240, measures 19.75\" x 16.5\" and is in very good condition with light staining throughout and evidence of verso page text. Illustrated on this engraving is a plant commonly called Wooly sage or Funeral sage. This engraving is expertly hand-colored with the plant extending the length of the plate. The large leaves and stems are colored vibrant greens and the white flowers are delicately illustrated. THe small fibers detailed on the stems give this plant its wooly look and name. Also illustrated in this engraving is a small portion of the root system on this sage bush.Basil Besler was an apothecary and botanist who managed the gardens of Bishop Johann Conrad in Eichstatt, Germany. The Bishop?s remarkable garden was one of the most extensive in Europe, containing a huge variety of European shrubs and flowering plants, as well as exotic specimens from Asia and the Americas. Besler used this encyclopedic resource as the basis for the ?Hortus Eystettensis?, in which he studied and depicted over a thousand flowers, representing 667 species in all.With the Bishop?s patronage, he worked both as artist and publisher, directing a team of ten artists and engravers in creating 367 plates over 16 years. Published one hundred and fifty years before Linnaeus crea … [Click Below for Full Description]
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2012-04-25 08:48:51
Basil Besler
Eichstatt, 1613 Basil Besler?s (1561-1629) great botanical work, ?Hortus Eystettensis? is a landmark of botanical documentation and pre-Linnaean classification, as well as one of the most splendidly stylized and aesthetically powerful botanical works ever produced. This original hand-colored copperplate engraving, Absinthium vulgare, Plate 287, measures 22.5" x 18.25" and is in good condition with staining throughout and evidence of verso page text. Illustrated on this engraving are plants commonly known as Roman Woodworm, Absinthe and Woodworm. This engraving is expertly hand-colored with rich shades of green, brown and yellow and is finely detailed from seed and flower to the stems and leaves.Basil Besler was an apothecary and botanist who managed the gardens of Bishop Johann Conrad in Eichstatt, Germany. The Bishop?s remarkable garden was one of the most extensive in Europe, containing a huge variety of European shrubs and flowering plants, as well as exotic specimens from Asia and the Americas. Besler used this encyclopedic resource as the basis for the ?Hortus Eystettensis?, in which he studied and depicted over a thousand flowers, representing 667 species in all. With the Bishop?s patronage, he worked both as artist and publisher, directing a team of ten artists and engravers in creating 367 plates over 16 years.Published one hundred and fifty years before Linnaeus created his thorough system of classification; Besler?s great florilegium represents an impressive early attempt to classify plants for the benefit of botanists, doctors and apothecaries. Each plant is giv … [Click Below for Full Description]
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2012-04-25 08:48:51
Basil Besler
Eichstatt, 1613 Basil Besler?s (1561-1629) great botanical work, ?Hortus Eystettensis? is a landmark of botanical documentation and pre-Linnaean classification, as well as one of the most splendidly stylized and aesthetically powerful botanical works ever produced.This original hand-colored copperplate engraving, Ranunculus Aristolochia rotunda, Pl. 194, measures 19.75" x 16.5" and is in very good condition with evidence of verso page text. Illustrated on this engraving are flowering plants commonly known as Clematis birthwort, Round-rooted birthwort and Hare?s ear. This engraving is expertly hand-colored with the long full stalks and leaves in rich green and the delicate flowers in yellow, green and red. Also illustrated are parts of the root systems of these plants adding to the scientific significance of this engraving. Precise lines define and detail each characteristic of these plants giving them a naturalistic quality.Basil Besler was an apothecary and botanist who managed the gardens of Bishop Johann Conrad in Eichstatt, Germany. The Bishop?s remarkable garden was one of the most extensive in Europe, containing a huge variety of European shrubs and flowering plants, as well as exotic specimens from Asia and the Americas. Besler used this encyclopedic resource as the basis for the ?Hortus Eystettensis?, in which he studied and depicted over a thousand flowers, representing 667 species in all.With the Bishop?s patronage, he worked both as artist and publisher, directing a team of ten artists and engravers in creating 367 plates over 16 years. Published one hundred and … [Click Below for Full Description]
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2012-04-20 15:11:02
Ridley, Mark:
London: Nicholas Okes, 1613.. [14]157,[1]pp. including engraved titlepage and twenty-one engravings in the text (one with two small maps showing New England, Virginia, and Terra Australis). Small quarto. Modern calf, leather label stamped in gilt. Contemporary ownership inscriptions of William Davenport on titlepage. Titlepage moderately worn and soiled, laid down on a backing sheet. Light worming on first two text leaves (affecting a few printed characters). 19th-century ownership inscription on leaf A3. Small portion of G2 supplied in facsimile, affecting a few words; a few other small tears and repairs. Margins closely trimmed, affecting a few headlines. Lacking the volvelle on T1. Still a good copy. First edition, first issue of Ridley's work on magnetism, without the errata on the recto of X3 found in the second issue also published in 1613. Following William Gilbert's work DE MAGNETE, "here presented directions for a series of experiments on the lodestone, magnet, and terella which could be carried out by anyone interested in the subject. He added engravings and descriptions of his improvised instruments for determining the variation, and for making use of the inclinatory needle for finding position at sea. This was in accordance with the method published jointly by Edward Wright, Thomas Blundeville, and Henry Briggs" - Taylor. SABIN 71297. STC 21045. CRONE 127. TAYLOR, MATHEMATICAL PRACTITIONERS OF TUDOR & STUART ENGLAND 126. ADAMS & WATERS, ENGLISH MARITIME BOOKS 2976.
Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana
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2012-04-07 09:31:40
FRAMBOISIERE, Nicolas Abraham, sieur de La (1560-1636).
1613, 1 volume de 16.5x21.5x9.5 cm environ, (15) ff., xx ff., 1448 pp., lxix ff., (7) ff., reliure plein cuir brun d'époque, dos à 4 nerfs, couverture et dos muets, encadrement des plats de filets et motifs en creux en partie effacés. Etat moyen (trous de ver sur le cuir et quelques galeries à l'intérieur, manque 1 cahier (de la 469 à 476), nombreuses erreurs de pagination sans autre manque.Merci de nous contacter à l'avance si vous souhaitez consulter une référence au sein de notre librairie.
Bookseller: Librairie Diogène SARL [Lyon, France]
2012-03-30 16:50:47
BESLER, Basil (1561-1629)
Eichstatt, 1613. Hand-coloured engraving. Basil Besler published "Hortus Eystettensis", the earliest large folio botanical, at Eichstatt near Nuremburg, in 1613. He worked on the drawings for the 374 copper engravings over a period of sixteen years using the plants in the garden of Bishop Johann Conrad von Gemmingen, his patron. Depicted in this florilegium were flowers, herbs, vegetables and newly discovered plants such as tobacco and peppers. Besler was, in modern terms, a botanist and horticulturalist, and he was familiar with real and alleged medicinal properties of various plants. Besler had the good fortune to live at a time when exotic plants were being shipped to Europe from all over the world. The garden that he organized and illustrated for his patron was both ornamental and experimental, and the large book he had engraved after his drawings was unique. The prints, made by a team of master engravers, are strong and exquisitely done.
Bookseller: Donald A. Heald Rare Books (ABAA) [New York, NY, U.S.A.]
2012-03-30 16:50:47
BESLER, Basil (1561-1629)
Eichstatt, 1613. Hand-coloured engraving. Basil Besler published "Hortus Eystettensis", the earliest large folio botanical, at Eichstatt near Nuremburg, in 1613. He worked on the drawings for the 374 copper engravings over a period of sixteen years using the plants in the garden of Bishop Johann Conrad von Gemmingen, his patron. Depicted in this florilegium were flowers, herbs, vegetables and newly discovered plants such as tobacco and peppers. Besler was, in modern terms, a botanist and horticulturalist, and he was familiar with real and alleged medicinal properties of various plants. Besler had the good fortune to live at a time when exotic plants were being shipped to Europe from all over the world. The garden that he organized and illustrated for his patron was both ornamental and experimental, and the large book he had engraved after his drawings was unique. The prints, made by a team of master engravers, are strong and exquisitely done.
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2012-03-29 10:44:28
Botanik - Blumen - Pflanzen - Pomologie
Eichstätt 1613 - Nissen, BBI, 158; Pritzel 745; Hunt 430. - Darstellung von vier verschiedenen Rosenblüten. - Druck auf Bütten. Aus: Hortus Eystettensis, sive diligens et accurata omnium plantarum, florum, stirpium, ex variis orbis terrae partibus . Mit auf die Rückseite des vorhergehenden Blattes gedrucktem Text. - Kräftiger Kupferabdruck. Mit breitem weißen Rand. Sauberer Zustand Blumen-Kupferstich
Bookseller: Buch & Kunst Antiquariat Flotow GmbH
2012-03-27 14:06:48
DU LAURENS, André
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2012-03-23 21:54:07
Botanik - Blumen - Pflanzen - Pomologie
Eichstätt, 1613. Nissen, BBI, 158; Pritzel 745; Hunt 430. - Druck auf Bütten. Aus: Hortus Eystettensis, sive diligens et accurata omnium plantarum, florum, stirpium, ex variis orbis terrae partibus . Mit auf die Rückseite des vorhergehenden Blattes gedrucktem Text. - Kräftiger Kupferabdruck. Mit breitem weißen Rand. Sauberer Zustand Blumen-Kupferstich
Bookseller: Buch & Kunst Antiquariat Flotow GmbH [Ottobrunn, Germany]
2012-03-22 10:01:00
Xenophon.
Cologny [i.e. Geneva?]: Pierre Aubert, pour la Societe Caldorienne, 1613. Folio, original full burgundy calf bearing the armorial crest of the 2nd Lord Scott of Buccleuch, [viii], 777, [xvii] pp. Front joint a bit tender, somem shelf wear. Philosophy, Historical Texts, Leather. [Attributes: Hard Cover]
Bookseller: Lighthouse Books, ABAA [St. Petersburg, FL, U.S.A.]
2012-03-21 20:35:55
Basil Besler
Eichstatt, 1613 Basil Besler’s (1561-1629) great botanical work, “Hortus Eystettensis” is a landmark of botanical documentation and pre-Linnaean classification, as well as one of the most splendidly stylized and aesthetically powerful botanical works ever produced. This original hand-colored copperplate engraving, Ornithogalum Neapolitanum, measures 21.5" x 17" and is in very good condition with staining throughout and evidence of verso page text. Illustrated on this engraving are plants commonly known as Star-of-Bethlehem flowers and Hyacinths. This engraving is expertly hand-colored with leaves and stems in rich shades of green, and pink, white and purple flowers. Extremely well detailed, this engraving also shows the bulbs and root systems of these flowers.Basil Besler was an apothecary and botanist who managed the gardens of Bishop Johann Conrad in Eichstatt, Germany. The Bishop’s remarkable garden was one of the most extensive in Europe, containing a huge variety of European shrubs and flowering plants, as well as exotic specimens from Asia and the Americas. Besler used this encyclopedic resource as the basis for the “Hortus Eystettensis”, in which he studied and depicted over a thousand flowers, representing 667 species in all. With the Bishop’s patronage, he worked both as artist and publisher, directing a team of ten artists and engravers in creating 367 plates over 16 years.Published one hundred and fifty years before Linnaeus created his thorough system of classification; Besler’s great florilegium represents an impressive early attempt to classif … [Click Below for Full Description]
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2012-03-08 16:47:15
BESLER, Basil (1561-1629)
Eichstatt: 1613, 1st edition. Hand-coloured engraving. 21 x 17 1/2 inches. Basil Besler published "Hortus Eystettensis", the earliest large folio botanical, at Eichstatt near Nuremburg, in 1613. He worked on the drawings for the 374 copper engravings over a period of sixteen years using the plants in the garden of Bishop Johann Conrad von Gemmingen, his patron. Depicted in this florilegium were flowers, herbs, vegetables and newly discovered plants such as tobacco and peppers. Besler was, in modern terms, a botanist and horticulturalist, and he was familiar with real and alleged medicinal properties of various plants. Besler had the good fortune to live at a time when exotic plants were being shipped to Europe from all over the world. The garden that he organized and illustrated for his patron was both ornamental and experimental, and the large book he had engraved after his drawings was unique. The prints, made by a team of master engravers, are strong and exquisitely done.
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2012-03-04 06:12:22
Horace (Quintus Horatius Flaccus)
Lutetiae [Paris]: Rob. Stephani, 1613. In Latin. Early to mid 19th century binding in three quarter brown cloth over blue mottled boards, 14 cm tall, [8], 227, [1], 69, [3] pages, woodcut printer's device on title page. Covers hvaily rubbed, especially at the edges, endpapers replaced at time of last binding, first leaf of text starting to detach from top but still secure, no other loosened pages, pages lightly age-toned with occasional old dampstains, fair overall. Hard Cover. Fair. 32mo-over 4"-5" tall. Fair. [Attributes: Hard Cover]
Bookseller: Resource Books, LLC [U.S.A.]
2012-03-03 15:38:32
Basil Besler
Eichstatt 1613 - Basil Besler’s (1561-1629) great botanical work, “Hortus Eystettensis” is a landmark of botanical documentation and pre-Linnaean classification, as well as one of the most splendidly stylized and aesthetically powerful botanical works ever produced. This original hand-colored copperplate engraving, Cnicus Sativus Pl. 276, measures 22" x 18" and is in very good condition with light wrinkling on the left side and evidence of verso page text. Illustrated on this engraving are plants Roman Chamomile, False Saffron and Chamomile. This engraving is expertly hand-colored with the large saffron flowers in the center and the two Chamomile types on the lower left and right sides, creating a visually dynamic engraving. The rich green of the stems and leaves of the saffron is complemented by the vibrant red of the stigmas and the Chamomiles are colored with more pale but rich shades of brown, white, yellow and green. Basil Besler was an apothecary and botanist who managed the gardens of Bishop Johann Conrad in Eichstatt, Germany. The Bishop’s remarkable garden was one of the most extensive in Europe, containing a huge variety of European shrubs and flowering plants, as well as exotic specimens from Asia and the Americas. Besler used this encyclopedic resource as the basis for the “Hortus Eystettensis”, in which he studied and depicted over a thousand flowers, representing 667 species in all. With the Bishop’s patronage, he worked both as artist and publisher, directing a team of ten artists and engravers in creating 367 plates over 16 … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Arader Galleries San Francisco
2012-02-26 16:45:38
BESLER) Besler, Basilius (illus)
Eichstatt.. First published 1613. Ca. 1650.. Engraving, handcolored, 19 3/4 x 15 3/4 inches. (50 x 40 cm) on sheet 23 x 18 inches. Light offset from text, two areas of hinging tape at upper edge of verso of sheet (no discoloration), overall very good condition. This is one of the stunning plates from Hortus Eystettensis, the first great florilegium "splendid in its array of large drawings, magnificent as a record of the plants in a German garden at the beginning of the seventeenth century" (Hunt). The work commemorates the celebrated gardens of its patron, Johann Konrad von Gemmingen, Prince Bishop of Eichstatt. "The book is horticultural rather than botanical, and is the earliest pictorial record of flowers in a single garden. It is divided into Spring, Summer, Autumn and Winter sections and is concerned almost entirely with ornamental plants, including florists' flowers and double forms of flowers best left single ... With the outbreak of the Thirty Years War six years after the Bishop's death, the garden deteriorated, and by 1633 the celebrated collection of plants had reverted to a vegetable plot." (Coats). "The plates depict over 1000 flowers representing 667 species, many of them exotics appearing for the first time. The original drawings ... took sixteen years to complete; ten artists and engravers were involved, the most important being Wolfgang Kilian of Augsburg. The author, Basilius Besler (1561-1629), was a Nuremberg apothecary and botanist. The work was completed in Autumn 1613 and three hundred copies were issued. The copper plates survived until 1817, … [Click Below for Full Description]
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2012-02-07 17:52:41
Damaszener Rose
Kolorierter Kupferstich von Basilius Besler aus "Hortus Eytettensis", 1613. 48x40 cm, gerahmt. (Dekorative Graphik / Pflanzen / Rose / Original coloured copper-engraving)
Bookseller: Antiquariat Martin Barbian & Ina Grund GbR [Germany]
2012-02-01 16:16:14
Basil Besler (1561-1629)
Eichstatt: 1613 - Basil Besler (1561-1629) From Hortus Eystettensis Eichstatt: 1613 Hand-colored copperplate engraving (later color) 26 1/2” x 22” framed Basil Besler’s great botanical work is a landmark of botanical documentation and pre-Linnaean classification, as well as one of the most splendidly stylized and aesthetically powerful botanical works ever produced. Besler was an apothecary and botanist who managed the gardens of Bishop Johann Conrad in Eichstatt, Germany. The Bishop’s remarkable garden was one of the most extensive in Europe, containing a huge variety of European shrubs and flowering plants, as well as exotic specimens from Asia and the Americas. Besler used this encyclopedic resource as the basis for the Hortus Eystettensis, in which he studied and depicted over a thousand flowers, representing 667 species in all. With the Bishop’s patronage, he worked both as artist and publisher, directing a team of ten artists and engravers in creating 367 plates over 16 years. Published one hundred and fifty years before Linnaeus created his thorough system of classification, Besler’s great florilegium represents an impressive early attempt to classify plants for the benefit of botanists, doctors and apothecaries. Each plant is given a distinct and often descriptive Latin title, and related species are grouped together on the same plate, or over a series of plates. Almost all specimens are shown complete and accurately colored, including delineations of their root systems. While Besler’s work is obviously motivated by a scientific im … [Click Below for Full Description]
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2012-01-31 07:53:41
[Hayward, John]
London: Imprinted ... by R.B, 1613. First edition. 4to. [8], 314 pp. (numbers 33-40 omitted in paging; blank page [140] skipped in paging. Contemporary calf, rebacked, joints weak. Neat early repair to upper margin of title leaf, a few marginal closed repairs to text; interesting marginalia and underscoring by an early owner. STC 13000 . Sir John Hayward (1567? - 1627), sometimes referred to as the "Tacitus of England" for a moral perspective which he shared with the ancient historians, represents a departure from the previous chroniclers. "His pages are packed with literary and historical allusions. He was, moreover, always watchful of his style, intent ever upon producing a definite effect, and, if he errs, as he does especially in his Henry IV, on the side of elaboration, it is a fault of which he is perfectly conscious, and which he does not disdain. Thus, at last, with the author of Richard III and Sir John Hayward, England reverted to the ancient models, and it is from them and not from the chroniclers that our art of history must date its beginnings" - Cambridge History of English and American Literature
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2012-01-27 18:54:20
BESLER, Basil (1561-1629)
Eichstatt 1613 - Basil Besler published "Hortus Eystettensis", the earliest large folio botanical, at Eichstatt near Nuremburg, in 1613. He worked on the drawings for the 374 copper engravings over a period of sixteen years using the plants in the garden of Bishop Johann Conrad von Gemmingen, his patron. Depicted in this florilegium were flowers, herbs, vegetables and newly discovered plants such as tobacco and peppers. Besler was, in modern terms, a botanist and horticulturalist, and he was familiar with real and alleged medicinal properties of various plants. Besler had the good fortune to live at a time when exotic plants were being shipped to Europe from all over the world. The garden that he organized and illustrated for his patron was both ornamental and experimental, and the large book he had engraved after his drawings was unique. The prints, made by a team of master engravers, are strong and exquisitely done. Hand-coloured engraving.
Bookseller: Donald A. Heald Rare Books (ABAA)
2012-01-13 21:32:47
Besler, Basilius ( 1561 - 1629 )
Eichstätt, Nürnberg, 1613.. Schönes großformatiges Blatt aus dem Hortus Eystettensis ( Garten von Eichstätt ). Kupferstich mit 3 Pflanzendarstellungen auf einem Blatt, Blattgröße ca. 50 x 40 cm, altkoloriert: Unter Glas gerahmt ( Rahmenmaß 71 x 61 cm ). Eine Expertise des Kunst-Auktionshauses Dörling in Hamburg aus dem Jahre 1979 liegt bei. Das Blatt mit geringen Knickspuren, gering fleckig. Der Rahmen etwas bestoßen. ( Gewicht 2500 Gramm ) ( Pic erhältlich / webimage available ).
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2012-01-13 21:32:47
Besler, Basilius ( 1561 - 1629 )
Eichstätt, Nürnberg, 1613.. Großformatiger Kupferstich aus der berühmten Folge des " Garten von Eichstätt " von Basilius Besler. Mit 3 Pflanzendarstellungen auf einem Blatt, altkoloriert. Blattgröße ca. 50 x 40 cm, unter Glas gerahmt ( Rahmenmaß 71 x 61 cm ). Eine Expertise des Kunst-Auktionshauses Dörling in Hamburg aus dem Jahre 1979 liegt bei. Das Blatt mit geringen Knickspuren, etwas fleckig. Der Rahmen gering angestoßen. ( Gewicht 2500 Gramm ) ( Pic erhältlich / webimage available ).
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2011-12-29 15:23:01
Stapleton, Thomas:
Ex Officina Plantiniana, Apud Viduam & Filios Io. Moreti, Antwerp, 1613. Ex Sacris Scripturis, SS. Patribus, & optimis quibusque Auctoribus studiose collectum. Pp. [38], 692, Index. Lacks spine. Covers worn, bumped and rubbed. Internally good. Size: Small 8vo [Attributes: Hard Cover]
Bookseller: Dublin Bookbrowsers [Dublin, NONE, Ireland]
2011-12-24 22:04:37
BESLER, Basil (1561-1629)
Eichstatt: 1613, 1st edition. Hand-coloured engraving. Mild marginal soiling and light foxing in the top margin, otherwise good condition. 21 1/16 x 17 3/8 inches. Basil Besler published "Hortus Eystettensis", the earliest large folio botanical, at Eichstatt near Nuremburg, in 1613. He worked on the drawings for the 374 copper engravings over a period of sixteen years from the plants in the garden of Bishop Johann Conrad von Gemmingen, his patron. Depicted in this florilegium were flowers, herbs, vegetables and "exotic" plants such as tobacco and peppers. Besler was, from our point of view, a botanist and horticulturalist, in medieval terms, he was a healer and familiar with the real and alleged medicinal benefits of various plants. And he lived at a time when new, unknown plants were being shipped to Europe from all over the world. The garden that he organized and illustrated for his patron was both ornamental and experimental, and the large book he had engraved after his drawings was unique. The prints, made by a team of master engravers, are strong and exquisitely done.
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2011-12-09 05:45:58
Aelianus, Claudius (c. 170-235)
Coloniae Allobrog. (Geneva): pud Ioan. Tornaesium, 1613. Title within a woodcut border.Greek and latin texts printed side by side. [xvi], 460, [17, index], [1] pp. 12mo. Contemporary calf central blindstamped lozenge on upper and lower covers, spine rubbed, head chipped, else VG.
Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller [USA]
2011-12-02 03:47:39
Basil Besler
Eichstatt, 1613 Basil Besler?s (1561-1629) great botanical work, ?Hortus Eystettensis? is a landmark of botanical documentation and pre-Linnaean classification, as well as one of the most splendidly stylized and aesthetically powerful botanical works ever produced.This original hand-colored copperplate engraving, Pyramidalis Lutetiana, Pl. 155, measures 22.75" x 17.25" and is in excellent condition with few foxing marks and faint evidence of verso page text. Illustrated on this engraving are flowers commonly known as Sweet William Catchfly, Chimney bellflower, White sweet William catchfly. Expertly hand-colored, the large stems of these flowers are rich green, with full leaves and delicate flowers in shades of crimson, indigo and white. Also illustrated, adding a scientific touch to the already aesthetically pleasing engraving are parts of the root systems of the flowers. Precise lines define and detail the flowers, shading and highlighting them and giving dimension.Basil Besler was an apothecary and botanist who managed the gardens of Bishop Johann Conrad in Eichstatt, Germany . The Bishop?s remarkable garden was one of the most extensive in Europe, containing a huge variety of European shrubs and flowering plants, as well as exotic specimens from Asia and the Americas . Besler used this encyclopedic resource as the basis for the ?Hortus Eystettensis?, in which he studied and depicted over a thousand flowers, representing 667 species in all.With the Bishop?s patronage, he worked both as artist and publisher, directing a team of ten artists and engravers in creating 367 pl … [Click Below for Full Description]
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2011-11-30 10:13:23
Nizzoli, Mario
Frankfurt, Tambach 1613. 38 cm. (8) S., 1918 Spalten mit Holzschnitt-Druckermarke auf Titel. Blindgepr. Schweinslederband der Zeit mit Wappenprägung auf beiden Deckeln - VD17 23:301191Q - Brunet IV, 84 - Schweiger, Klass. II, 269 - Ueberweg III, 14 (vgl.) - Umfangreiches Cicero-Wörterbuch in der Bearbeitung von Jakob Cellarius (vgl. Jöcher I, 1797). Es erschien zuerst als "Observationes M. T. Ciceronem". "Édition peu commune et qui est préférable à toutes les précédentes" (Brunet). Nizzoli (Nizolius, 1498 - 1576) lehrte unter anderem in Parma. "Sein Lebenswerk war der Interpretation klassischer Autoren, besonders der Erklärung Ciceros gewidmet, die er abschließend in seinem großen und berühmten "Thesaurus Ciceronianus", zuerst 1535, später erweitert, gab" (Ueberweg). Deckelprägung mit den Wappen von Brandenburg und Sachsen. Im Innendeckel Besitzvermerk von Christoph Heinsius (1670-1738, Superintendent zu Neustadt a. d. Orla; vergleiche DBA 502, 369). Auf dem Titel alter Besitzstempel "Gymnasium zu Brandenburg" und Namenszug "Liber M. Balth. Cupferi". Einband Schabspuren, erste Blatt papierbedingt leicht gebräunt - Sprache / Language: Lateinisch / Latin -
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2011-11-27 14:30:42
Basil Besler
Eichstatt 1613 - Basil Besler’s (1561-1629) great botanical work, “Hortus Eystettensis” is a landmark of botanical documentation and pre-Linnaean classification, as well as one of the most splendidly stylized and aesthetically powerful botanical works ever produced. This original hand-colored copperplate engraving, Cytisus Columella, Pl. 11, measures 22.5" x 17.75" and is in very good condition with light staining, evidence of verso page text and previous repair to the right edge. Illustrated on this engraving are flowers commonly known as Wild Jasmine, Creeping dwarf boom, Broom tops and Dorycnium, each placed within their own area on the plate and labeled for distinction. This engraving is expertly hand-colored with brown stems and green leaves for each flower and vibrant yellow and purple petals. Precise lines define and detail each flower giving them their own distinct looks and characteristics. Basil Besler was an apothecary and botanist who managed the gardens of Bishop Johann Conrad in Eichstatt, Germany. The Bishop’s remarkable garden was one of the most extensive in Europe, containing a huge variety of European shrubs and flowering plants, as well as exotic specimens from Asia and the Americas. Besler used this encyclopedic resource as the basis for the “Hortus Eystettensis”, in which he studied and depicted over a thousand flowers, representing 667 species in all. With the Bishop’s patronage, he worked both as artist and publisher, directing a team of ten artists and engravers in creating 367 plates over 16 years. Published one h … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Arader Galleries San Francisco
2011-11-18 01:26:19
Basil Besler
Eichstatt 1613 - Basil Besler’s (1561-1629) great botanical work, “Hortus Eystettensis” is a landmark of botanical documentation and pre-Linnaean classification, as well as one of the most splendidly stylized and aesthetically powerful botanical works ever produced. This original hand-colored copperplate engraving, Ranunculus Alcea vulgaris, Pl. 218, measures 22.25" x 17.75" and is in excellent condition with faint evidence of verso page text and light staining in the margins. Illustrated on this engraving are flowering plants and herbs commonly known as Hemp-leaved althaea and Musk mallow, both from the genus Althaea. This engraving is expertly hand-colored with the long full stalks and leaves in rich green and the delicate flowers colored shades of purple and red. Also illustrated are parts of the root systems of these plants adding to the scientific significance of this engraving. Precise lines define and detail each characteristic of these plants giving them a naturalistic quality. Basil Besler was an apothecary and botanist who managed the gardens of Bishop Johann Conrad in Eichstatt, Germany. The Bishop’s remarkable garden was one of the most extensive in Europe, containing a huge variety of European shrubs and flowering plants, as well as exotic specimens from Asia and the Americas. Besler used this encyclopedic resource as the basis for the “Hortus Eystettensis”, in which he studied and depicted over a thousand flowers, representing 667 species in all. With the Bishop’s patronage, he worked both as artist and publisher, directing a … [Click Below for Full Description]
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2011-11-04 10:17:44
Rodríguez. Alonso, (Valladolid, 1537 * Sevilla, 1616).
Barcelona. En casa de Sebastian de Cormellas. 1613. La obra consta de 3 tomos. Ofrezco el tomo I, 20x15 cm. falto de las primeras 20 páginas, incluidas la portadilla, portada, licencias. 556 págs. + 10 h. de índices faltándole la esquina inferior derecha, afectando algunas líneas de texto, restaurado con injertos, en el resto del libro, alguna galería de polilla en el margen, sin afectar y marca de agua en algunas págs. Holandesa piel, cortes tintados. Esta edic. es casi exacta a la primera de 1609 de Sevilla. [Attributes: Soft Cover]
Bookseller: Librería Torreón de Rueda [Segovia, Spain]
2011-10-13 13:41:20
Basil Besler
Eichstatt, 1613 Basil Besler’s (1561-1629) great botanical work, “Hortus Eystettensis” is a landmark of botanical documentation and pre-Linnaean classification, as well as one of the most splendidly stylized and aesthetically powerful botanical works ever produced. This original hand-colored copperplate engraving, Buglossum sempervirens Hispanicum latifolium, Pl. 242, measures 22.25" x 18.5" and is in excellent condition with very faint evidence of verso page text. Illustrated on this engraving are plants commonly known as White Indian Bugloss, Garden Bugloss and Blue Italian Bugloss, which are all apart of the Borage or "Forget-Me-Not" family. This engraving is expertly hand-colored with large leaves and stems in rich shades of green, and vibrant white and blue flowers. Precise lines define and detail every aspect of these plants giving them great dimension.Basil Besler was an apothecary and botanist who managed the gardens of Bishop Johann Conrad in Eichstatt, Germany. The Bishop’s remarkable garden was one of the most extensive in Europe, containing a huge variety of European shrubs and flowering plants, as well as exotic specimens from Asia and the Americas. Besler used this encyclopedic resource as the basis for the “Hortus Eystettensis”, in which he studied and depicted over a thousand flowers, representing 667 species in all.With the Bishop’s patronage, he worked both as artist and publisher, directing a team of ten artists and engravers in creating 367 plates over 16 years. Published one hundred and fifty years before Linnaeus created his thorough sys … [Click Below for Full Description]
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2011-09-21 21:26:06
Basil Besler
Eichstatt 1613 - Basil Besler’s (1561-1629) great botanical work, “Hortus Eystettensis” is a landmark of botanical documentation and pre-Linnaean classification, as well as one of the most splendidly stylized and aesthetically powerful botanical works ever produced. This original hand-colored copperplate engraving, Asphodelusmaior albus, Pl. 132, measures 21" x 16" and is in very good condition with light staining throughout. Illustrated on this engraving are plants commonly known as Spotted orchid, Asphodel and Spiked funitory. This engraving is expertly hand-colored with large green leaves branching from the central flower and small flowers in each corner. Each flower is richly colored with well detailed flowers in shades of pink and red. Also illustrated are parts of the root systems of the plants, further adding detail to this dynamic plate. Basil Besler was an apothecary and botanist who managed the gardens of Bishop Johann Conrad in Eichstatt, Germany. The Bishop’s remarkable garden was one of the most extensive in Europe, containing a huge variety of European shrubs and flowering plants, as well as exotic specimens from Asia and the Americas. Besler used this encyclopedic resource as the basis for the “Hortus Eystettensis”, in which he studied and depicted over a thousand flowers, representing 667 species in all. With the Bishop’s patronage, he worked both as artist and publisher, directing a team of ten artists and engravers in creating 367 plates over 16 years. Published one hundred and fifty years before Linnaeus created his thor … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Arader Galleries San Francisco
2011-09-18 16:35:29
BESLER, Basil (1561-1629)
Eichstatt: 1613, 1st edition. Hand-coloured engraving. 21 x 17 1/2 inches. Basil Besler published "Hortus Eystettensis", the earliest large folio botanical, at Eichstatt near Nuremburg, in 1613. He worked on the drawings for the 374 copper engravings over a period of sixteen years using the plants in the garden of Bishop Johann Conrad von Gemmingen, his patron. Depicted in this florilegium were flowers, herbs, vegetables and newly discovered plants such as tobacco and peppers. Besler was, in modern terms, a botanist and horticulturalist, and he was familiar with real and alleged medicinal properties of various plants. Besler had the good fortune to live at a time when exotic plants were being shipped to Europe from all over the world. The garden that he organized and illustrated for his patron was both ornamental and experimental, and the large book he had engraved after his drawings was unique. The prints, made by a team of master engravers, are strong and exquisitely done.
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2011-08-19 11:37:41
Basil Besler
Eichstatt, 1613 Basil Besler?s (1561-1629) great botanical work, ?Hortus Eystettensis? is a landmark of botanical documentation and pre-Linnaean classification, as well as one of the most splendidly stylized and aesthetically powerful botanical works ever produced.This original hand-colored copperplate engraving, Myagrum Hortense Monopermon, Pl. 269, measures 20" x 16.5" and is in good condition with light staining and foxing throughout and evidence of verso page text. Illustrated on this engraving are plants commonly known as White Mustard and Myagrum. This engraving is expertly hand-colored with large the stems and leaves of the plants in rich shades of green and the delicate yellow and white flowers detailed on the ends. The positioning of these plants on the plate and their whimsical movements give them a multi-dimensional quality. Part of the root system is also illustrated and finely detailed.Basil Besler was an apothecary and botanist who managed the gardens of Bishop Johann Conrad in Eichstatt, Germany. The Bishop?s remarkable garden was one of the most extensive in Europe, containing a huge variety of European shrubs and flowering plants, as well as exotic specimens from Asia and the Americas. Besler used this encyclopedic resource as the basis for the ?Hortus Eystettensis?, in which he studied and depicted over a thousand flowers, representing 667 species in all.With the Bishop?s patronage, he worked both as artist and publisher, directing a team of ten artists and engravers in creating 367 plates over 16 years. Published one hundred and fifty years before Linnae … [Click Below for Full Description]
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2011-07-02 08:37:02
Basil Besler
Eichstatt 1613 - Basil Besler’s (1561-1629) great botanical work, “Hortus Eystettensis” is a landmark of botanical documentation and pre-Linnaean classification, as well as one of the most splendidly stylized and aesthetically powerful botanical works ever produced. This original hand-colored copperplate engraving, Althaea Thuringiaca, PL. 220, measures 22" x 16.5" and is in good condition with staining throughout and evidence of verso page text. Illustrated on this engraving are plants commonly known as Kenilworth Ivy, Thuringian Willow Tree and Traveler's Joy. This engraving is expertly hand-colored with rich shades of green on the leaves and stems and vibrant blue, pink and crimson flowers. Basil Besler was an apothecary and botanist who managed the gardens of Bishop Johann Conrad in Eichstatt, Germany. The Bishop’s remarkable garden was one of the most extensive in Europe, containing a huge variety of European shrubs and flowering plants, as well as exotic specimens from Asia and the Americas. Besler used this encyclopedic resource as the basis for the “Hortus Eystettensis”, in which he studied and depicted over a thousand flowers, representing 667 species in all. With the Bishop’s patronage, he worked both as artist and publisher, directing a team of ten artists and engravers in creating 367 plates over 16 years. Published one hundred and fifty years before Linnaeus created his thorough system of classification; Besler’s great florilegium represents an impressive early attempt to classify plants for the benefit of botanists, doct … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Arader Galleries San Francisco
2011-06-21 06:31:58
Mercator, Gerard
Amsterdam, Hondius, Jodocus, 1613. "Islandia". Orig. copper-engraving after G. Mercator's map of Iceland. Published in Amsterdam by J. Hondius, 1613. Coloured. With ornamental title-cartouche, the scale of map with compass, a sea creature and exploding volcano Hekla. 28,5:44 cm.. Koeman I, map 1250:1A, ed. 1:104 (1613-19 Latin) - A very decorative map of Iceland.
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2011-04-06 07:53:47
Basil Besler
Eichstatt 1613 - Basil Besler’s (1561-1629) great botanical work, “Hortus Eystettensis” is a landmark of botanical documentation and pre-Linnaean classification, as well as one of the most splendidly stylized and aesthetically powerful botanical works ever produced. This original hand-colored copperplate engraving, Tussilago, Pl. 366, measures 20.75" x 16" and is in good condition with staining throughout and wrinkling. Illustrated on this engraving are plants commonly known as Spring anemone, Golden Saxifrage, Pasqueflower, European wood anemone and Coltsfoot. This engraving is expertly hand-colored in rich shades of green on each of the flowers stems and leaves, all of which are individually portrayed and labeled within the plate. The flowers are vibrantly colored in white, purple and yellow and their root systems are also illustrated. Basil Besler was an apothecary and botanist who managed the gardens of Bishop Johann Conrad in Eichstatt, Germany. The Bishop’s remarkable garden was one of the most extensive in Europe, containing a huge variety of European shrubs and flowering plants, as well as exotic specimens from Asia and the Americas. Besler used this encyclopedic resource as the basis for the “Hortus Eystettensis”, in which he studied and depicted over a thousand flowers, representing 667 species in all. With the Bishop’s patronage, he worked both as artist and publisher, directing a team of ten artists and engravers in creating 367 plates over 16 years. Published one hundred and fifty years before Linnaeus created his thorough sys … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Arader Galleries San Francisco
2011-03-21 20:48:04
Basil Besler
Eichstatt 1613 - Basil Besler’s (1561-1629) great botanical work, “Hortus Eystettensis” is a landmark of botanical documentation and pre-Linnaean classification, as well as one of the most splendidly stylized and aesthetically powerful botanical works ever produced. This original hand-colored copperplate engraving, Ranunculus Afiaticusgrumosa radice flore pleno Sanguineo prolifero, Pl. 29, measures 22.5" x 17.75" and is in very good condition with light staining throughout, tearing on the right edge and faint evidence of verso page text. Illustrated on this engraving are flowers commonly known as Double-flowered Persian buttercup, White Persian buttercup, Proliferous Persian buttercup, Persian buttercup with serrated petals and Variegated Persian buttercup each placed within their own area on the plate and labeled for distinction. Buttercups are herbaceous perennials and this engraving shows them expertly hand-colored with green stems and leaves and colorful flowers in shades of pink, crimson, orange and white. Also illustrated are their root systems, adding to thier scientific accuracy and beauty. Also Basil Besler was an apothecary and botanist who managed the gardens of Bishop Johann Conrad in Eichstatt, Germany. The Bishop’s remarkable garden was one of the most extensive in Europe, containing a huge variety of European shrubs and flowering plants, as well as exotic specimens from Asia and the Americas. Besler used this encyclopedic resource as the basis for the “Hortus Eystettensis”, in which he studied and depicted over a thousand flowers … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Arader Galleries San Francisco
2011-03-21 20:48:04
Basil Besler
Eichstatt 1613 - Basil Besler’s (1561-1629) great botanical work, “Hortus Eystettensis” is a landmark of botanical documentation and pre-Linnaean classification, as well as one of the most splendidly stylized and aesthetically powerful botanical works ever produced. This original hand-colored copperplate engraving, Amarantus maior panniculis rubris, Pl. 338, measures 21.25" x 16.5" and is in very good condition with light foxing throughout, paper discoloration and evidence of verso page text. Illustrated on this engraving are plants commonly known as Hawk's Beard, Princes-feather and Wild Catchfly. This engraving is expertly hand-colored with the large Princes-feather in the center, colored in vibrant magenta with lush green leaves. The other two plants are expertly colored and detailed with green leaves and stems and yellow and white flowers. Also detailed on these two side plants are their root systems giving this plate a dynamic configuration. Basil Besler was an apothecary and botanist who managed the gardens of Bishop Johann Conrad in Eichstatt, Germany. The Bishop’s remarkable garden was one of the most extensive in Europe, containing a huge variety of European shrubs and flowering plants, as well as exotic specimens from Asia and the Americas. Besler used this encyclopedic resource as the basis for the “Hortus Eystettensis”, in which he studied and depicted over a thousand flowers, representing 667 species in all. With the Bishop’s patronage, he worked both as artist and publisher, directing a team of ten artists and engravers in cr … [Click Below for Full Description]
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