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Displayed below are some selected recent viaLibri matches for books published in 1613
2008-10-15 14:59:11
BESLER, Basil (1561-1629)
Eichstatt: 1613, 1st edition. Hand-coloured engraving. 21 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 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 Heald Rare Books
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2008-10-15 14:26:24
CHAMPLAIN, Samuel de (1567-1635)
Paris: Jean Berjon, 1613. Two parts in one volume, 4to., (8 4/5 x 6 4/8 inches). 7 folding maps, 3 folding plates, 13 copper engravings in the text, one woodcut diagram, woodcut head- and tail-pieces and initials, with FINE LARGE ENGRAVED FOLDING MAP "Carte Geographique de la Nouvelle Franse" (17 x 30 inches) mounted and framed separately (some of the images cropped along foremargins, washed). Early fine binding of 20th-century red morocco gilt, edges gilt, by Trigardon. Provenance: Purchased at the Ogden Goelet sale 3 January 1935, lot 50, by John E. Scopes on behalf of John W. Whiteley, with his bookplate. First edition of the second published account of Champlain's voyages, containing the relations of four voyages to America made between 1604 and 1613. "The volume deals very fully with the natural history of the country, its soil and products, and is especially minute in its description of the manners, customs, and habits of the Indians. In this edition the text is much fuller than in that of 1632..." (Church). WITH THE EXCEPTIONALLY SCARCE MAP THAT PROVES SAMUEL de CHAMPLAIN'S PRE-EMINENCE AS AN EXPLORER AND DEMONSTRATE HIS ABILITIES AS A FOUNDER, A LEADER, A MAPMAKER, A BOTANIST, A THEOLOGIAN, AN ETHNOGRAPHER AND AN ARTIST The scientific exploration and mapping of New France began with the work of Samuel de Champlain, whose exceedingly rare depictions of the American Northeast are the most important and accurate seventeenth-century maps of the vast region. Champlain based his maps on his own early discoveries in New France and New England in the early 1600s and … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Arader Galleries
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2008-07-30 13:50:20
BESLER, Basil (1561-1629)
Eichstatt: 1613, 1st edition. Hand-coloured engraving. 21 1/8 x 17 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.
Bookseller: Donald Heald Rare Books
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2007-12-24 11:07:58
BESLER, Basil (1561-1629)
Eichstatt, 1613. Engraving. Very good condition apart from some minor foxing in the margins, a skillfully repaired 3" loss in the top margin and edge of the image, and some slight offsetting. 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.]
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