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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, 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]
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
2011-03-19 07:05:51
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, Ericaminor flore albo, Pl. 252, measures 22.25" x 18" and is in excellent condition with light staining, evidence of verso page text and evidence of previous repair to the right edge. Illustrated on this engraving are flowers commonly known as White Italian bugloss, Garden bugloss and Blue Italian bugloss, al from the Borage family of "Forget-Me-Not" flowers. This engraving is expertly hand-colored with rich greeen coloring the long stems of the Italian bugloss' and brown coloring for the small, garden bugloss. The larger flowers of the Italian bugloss are finely colored in white and red and are illustrated in different stages of blooming. The smaller Garden bugloss and illustrated with delicate white 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 t … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Arader Galleries San Francisco
2011-03-04 07:00:52
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, Datura Turcarum, Pl. 343, measures 20" x 16.5" and is in very good condition with light staining and foxing throughout and evidence of verso page text. Illustrated on this engraving are plants commonly known as Cupid's-dart, Tansay and Common calendua. This engraving is expertly hand-colored with tall, elegant flowers reaching to the top of the plate. Their long stems and leaves are colored vibrantly in green with individual flowers in shades of purple, white, yellow and orange. Each of these flowers bear its own special characteristics and is expertly 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 befo … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Arader Galleries San Francisco
2011-02-02 12:55:14
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 plat … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Arader Galleries San Francisco
2011-01-08 16:00:59
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, Fritillaria iuncifolijs, Pl. 59, measures 19.75" 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 the Green Tulip, Fritillary (Tulip family) with an open flower and Ramsons, a type of garlic. These flowers are expertly colored with green stems and leaves, and colorful yellow, speckled and blue flowers. Also well detailed are their bulbs and roots. 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 ea … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Arader Galleries San Francisco
2011-01-08 16:00:59
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, Thalictrum flore albo, Pl. 25, measures 19.75" x 16.5" and is in good condition with wrinkling throughout and evidence of verso page text. Illustrated on this engraving are plants commonly known as Aquilegia-leaved meadow rue, White meadow rue and Small-flowered fumitory. This engraving is expertly hand-colored with the larger flowers colored with tan stalks, green foliage and purple and white flowers. The Small-flowered fumitory is delicately illustrated with faint blue-white 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 … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Arader Galleries San Francisco
2011-01-08 16:00:59
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, Nepetella, Pl. 229, measures 22.5" x 18.5" and is in very good condition with faint evidence of verso page text, light staining throughout and evidence of previous repair to the right edge. Illustrated on this engraving are plants commonly known as Smooth Catmint, Small catmint and Catnip. This engraving is expertly hand-colored with the stems and leaves in rich shades of green and the delicate flowers in white and lavender. Catnip and catmint are members of the genus Nepeta which is commonly used as a stimulant for cats' pheromonic receptors, typically resulting in temporary euphoria. These plants are illustrated full on the page and their life-like detailing gives them 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, dire … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Arader Galleries San Francisco
2011-01-08 16:00:59
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 … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Arader Galleries San Francisco
2011-01-08 16:00:59
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, Thalictrum flore albo, Pl. 25, measures 22.5" x 17.5" and is in good condition with staining and foxing throughout, evidence of previous repair and tears on the right margin. Illustrated on this engraving are plants commonly known as Aquilegia-leaved meadow rue, White meadow rue and Small-flowered fumitory. This engraving is expertly hand-colored with the larger flowers colored with tan stalks, green foliage and purple and white flowers. The Small-flowered fumitory is delicately illustrated with faint blue-white 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 … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Arader Galleries San Francisco
2011-01-08 16:00:59
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, Valeriana maior, Pl. 260, measures 20" x 16.5" and is in good condition with evidence of verso page text and previous repair to the right edge. Illustrated on this engraving are plants commonly known as White Jacob's Ladder, Cretan Spikenard and Lilac-blue Jacob's Ladder. This engraving is expertly hand-colored with the large stems of the flowers and the leaves in rich shades of green and the delicate flowers colored in white. Exceptionally detailed, this engraving shows part of the root systems of these plants and finely details each line to create this dynamic engraving. 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 … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Arader Galleries San Francisco
2011-01-08 16:00:59
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, Moluca odorataspinosa, Pl. 226, measures 22.25" x 18" and is in very good condition with light staining throughout a pencil mark on the bottom left corner and slightly blurred lettering. Illustrated on this engraving are plants commonly known as Moldavin dragonhead, Molucca-balm and Lemon balm. This engraving is expertly hand-colored with rich shades of green throughout the stems and leaves of these plants, and small purple and white flowers peeking out among the leaves. Also illustrated in this engraving are parts of the roots system of the plants, adding to this dynamic and rich engraving. 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 on … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Arader Galleries San Francisco
2011-01-08 16:00:59
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, Capparis Fabago, Pl. 262, measures 22.25" x 17.75" and is in excellent condition with light staining and faint evidence of verso page text. Illustrated on this engraving are Yellow rest-harrow and False caper. Dynamically illustrated on the plate, almost interacting, these plants are expertly hand-colored with rich shades of green and vibrant yellow and red flowers of the False Caper. Precise lines define and detail each plant and gives this dynamic engraving 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 system of classification; Besler’s great florilegium rep … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Arader Galleries San Francisco
2011-01-08 16:00:59
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, Ageratum, Pl. 211, measures 22.25" x 18.25" and is in excellent condition with faint evidence of verso page text. Illustrated on this engraving are plants commonly known as Small inula, Sweet yarrow and Bidens with nodding flowers. This engraving is expertly hand-colored with the long fulls stems in richt shades of green and delicately detailed yellow flowers on top. Precise lines define and detail each flower and add definition and dimension to this magnificent engraving. 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 … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Arader Galleries San Francisco
2011-01-08 16:00:59
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 Myrtus latifoliis, Pl. 146, measures 22.5" x 17.75" and is in excellent condition with staining in the margins, evidence of verso page text and previous repair to the right edge. Illustrated on this engraving are flowering plants commonly known as Small leaved myrtle and Common myrtle, both ornamental shrubs for gardens. This engraving is expertly hand-colored with the long full stalks and leaves in rich green and the delicate flowers in white and yellow. 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 fifty year … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Arader Galleries San Francisco
2011-01-08 16:00:59
Basil Besler (1561-1629)
1613 - Basil Besler (1561-1629) From Hortus Eystettensis Eichstatt: 1613 Hand-colored copperplate engraving (later color) Sheet size: 22 1/2" x 17 1/2" 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 impulse to doc … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Arader Galleries San Francisco
2011-01-08 15:57:43
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, Calendula prolifera, Pl. 206, measures 22.5" x 18.25" and is in excellent condition with light staining, faint evidence of verso page text and evidence of previous repair to the right edge. Illustrated on this engraving are Multiple-flowered calendula, Proliferous calendula, Orange double-flowered calendual, all related to Marigold flowers. This engraving is expertly hand-colored with full and richly colored green stems and leaves and vibrant red and yellow colored flower petals. Each is precisely detailed and defined. 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 c … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Arader Galleries San Francisco
2011-01-08 15:57:43
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 Flammula recta, Pl. 303, measures 21.25" x 17" and is very good condition with light staining and evidence of verso page text. Illustrated on this engraving are flowering plants commonly known as Lavender double-flowered horticultural clematis, Erect clematis and Mauve double-flowered horticultural clematis. Clematis is a genus of climbing vines with vibrant, showy flowers. This engraving is expertly hand-colored with the long thins vines in rich green, intertwined with pockets of purple, pink and blue flowers between. 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 … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Arader Galleries San Francisco
2011-01-08 15:57:43
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, Jasminum Indicum feu flosmir, rabilis peruanus, Pl. 335, measures 22.5" x 18" and is in excellent condition with light staining throughout and evidence of verso page text. Illustrated on this engraving is a plant known as Variegated yellow four-o’clock, a type of Jasmine. This engraving is expertly hand-colored with the plant and flowers extending the length of the plate. The large leaves and stems are colored in vibrant shades of green and the flowers scattered throughout the plant are magnificently colored in red, pink, yellow and orange. The different angles of the flowers allows for their shape as well as their varying colors to be appreciated and add to this dynamic and beautiful image. 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 … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Arader Galleries San Francisco
2011-01-08 15:57:43
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 Latininum flor lut., Pl. 275, measures 22.5" x 18.25" and is excellent condition. Illustrated on this engraving are flowering plants commonly known as Fragrant jasmine, Acanthus and white jasmine. The acanthus, with its large and finely detailed green leaves and white and pink flowers is centrally located and fills the page. The two types of jasmine rest on either side and are also superbly colored with green stems and leaves and white and yellow 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 represe … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Arader Galleries San Francisco
2011-01-08 15:57:43
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, Leucoium flore albo pleno, Pl. 168, measures 22.25" x 17.75" and is in excellent condition with light staining and faint evidence of verso page text. Illustrated on this engraving are flowers commonly known as Double-flowered yellow wallflower and Double-flowered wall stock. Expertly hand-colored, the large stems of these flowers are rich green, with full leaves and flowers in shades of yellow, orange 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 engrav … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Arader Galleries San Francisco
2011-01-08 15:57:43
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, Leucoium fruticosum folio viri, dif lore albo ordato Camerarii, Pl. 179, measures 22" x 16.75" and is in excellent condition with faint evidence of verso page text. Illustrated on this engraving are flowers commonly known as Blister cress, White stock and Dark violet alpine stock. Expertly hand-colored, the stems of these flowers are rich shades of green with well detailed and naturalistic leaves. The flowers of these plants are delicately colored in yellow, white and pink. Also illustrated, adding a scientific touch to the already aesthetically pleasing engraving are parts of the bulb and root systems of the plants. 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 b … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Arader Galleries San Francisco
2011-01-08 15:57:43
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, Nolime tangere, Pl. 208, measures 22.25" x 18.25" and is in excellent condition with faint evidence of verso page text, previous repair to the right edge and light staining throughout. Illustrated on this engraving are flowers commonly known as Tansy's and Touch-Me-Not's. This engraving is expertly hand-colored with the long, full stems and leaves in rich shades of green and delicately detailed yellow flowers throughout. Precise lines define and detail each flower and add definition and dimension to this superb engraving. 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 o … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Arader Galleries San Francisco
2011-01-08 15:57:43
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 Ononis luteo flore, Pl. 263, measures 22.5" x 17.75" and is in very good condition, uncolored with light staining throughout, evidence of verso page text and previous repair to the right edge. Illustrated on this engraving are flowering plants commonly known as Pink-thorny rest harrow, Yellow rest-harrow, Pink rest-harrow. Restharrow is a genus of perennial herbs and shrubs from the legume family. This engraving is expertly engraved without color, still retaining its fine lines and precise detailing. 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 classific … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Arader Galleries San Francisco
2011-01-08 15:57:43
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 impressiv … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Arader Galleries San Francisco
2011-01-08 15:57:43
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, Sabdariffa, Pl. 216, measures 22.25" x 18" and is in excellent condition. Illustrated on this engraving are plants commonly known as Saltwort, Roselle and Creeping bellflowers, a weed. This engraving is expertly hand-colored with the large stems of the flowers and the leaves in rich shades of green and the flowers, of various sizes and shapes in shades of purple and violet. The root systems of these plants are also illustrated and add to this dynamic engraving. 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 a … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Arader Galleries San Francisco
2010-10-23 19:31:32
Besler
. Aus Hortus Eystettensis, kolorierter Kupferstich, um 1613, 46x36 cm.
Bookseller: Antiquariat Murr Bamberg
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2010-10-18 20:18:57
BESLER, Basilius
Nurenburg. , 1613. Plate 76. Size: 400 x 470 mm. Mounted size: 630 x 720 mm. Copperplate engraving. 17th century colour. Excellent condition. Large margins. Text on reverse. 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. A first edition. Published in 'Hortus Eystettensis'.
Bookseller: Peter Harrington
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2010-10-18 20:18:57
BESLER, Basilius
Hortus Eystettensis., 1613, First edition.. Plate 71. Copper engraving. 17th century colour. Excellent condition. Large margins. Text on reverse. Mounted size: 61 x 71 cm. Size: 41 x 48 cm. (16 x 19 inches). 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.
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2010-10-06 15:24:26
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.
Bookseller: Donald Heald Rare Books
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2010-10-05 01:09:52
BESLER, Basil (1561-1629)
Eichstatt: 1613, 1st edition. Hand-coloured engraving. In good condition apart from mild foxing mostly in the margins and a tear in the bottome margin. 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 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 and his brothers were familiar with real and alleged medicinal properties of the different plants. Besler lived 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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2010-10-05 01:09:52
BESLER, Basil (1561-1629)
Eichstatt: 1613, 1st edition. Hand-coloured engraving. Small losses to bottome edge and lower right corner, a skilfully repaired tear 4 inches into plate at bottom, marginal tears in bottom margin, otherwise good condition. 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 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 and his brothers were familiar with real and alleged medicinal properties of the different plants. Besler had the good fortune to have lived 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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2010-09-26 17:26:29
SENECA, L. ANNAEUS et M. ANNAEUS SENECA.
Paris, P. Chevalier, 1613. Folio. Cont. hvellum made of an antiphonar-leaf. Front cover with reminiscents of antiphonar-leaf, back cover blank. Titlepage with large engraved portrait-vignette. (48),974,(46),284,98,(22),16,(1) pp. Bookplate of Abrahem Francke 1710. A few underlinings and marginal notes. Faint yellowing to leaves.
Bookseller: Bookshop Herman H. J. Lynge & Søn [Denmark]
2010-09-18 08:13:24
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, Leucoium fruticosum folio viri, dif lore albo ordato Camerarii, Pl. 179, measures 22" x 16.75" and is in excellent condition with faint evidence of verso page text. Illustrated on this engraving are flowers commonly known as Blister cress, White stock and Dark violet alpine stock. Expertly hand-colored, the stems of these flowers are rich shades of green with well detailed and naturalistic leaves. The flowers of these plants are delicately colored in yellow, white and pink. Also illustrated, adding a scientific touch to the already aesthetically pleasing engraving are parts of the bulb and root systems of the plants. 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 … [Click Below for Full Description]
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2010-08-29 20:25:25
CONCINI (Concino) et MARIE DE MEDICIS.
Acte notarié de la chancellerie Royale concernant la cession pour six ans du "bail a ferme des fruictz et revenu du domaine" du Duché d'Alençon, à compter du 1er octobre 1613 au 1er octobre 1619, comportant notamment les signatures autographes de Concini (Maréchal d'Ancre) et de Marie de Médicis. Douze pages et demi sur quatre feuillets double (215 X 300 mm) retenus ensemble par un cordon. IMPORTANT DOCUMENT NOTARIAL qui regroupe les signatures de CONCINO [Concini], Phelypeaux [Maître Jehan, sieur de Villesanain, conseiller et secrétaire du roi], J.[ehan]-J.[acques] de Mesmes [seigneur de Roissy, conseiller du roi], Arnauld [Isaac, conseiller d'état et intendant des finances], L.[ouis] Dolle [conseiller du roi], Bullion [Claude de, sieur de Bonelle, surintendant des finances sous Louis XIII], Marescot [Guillaume, conseiller du roi], Dangloix, Morlon, [Maître Alexandre] Duplex et Marie [de Médicis]. Le fait que Concini ait signé par son prénom montre la puissance dont il jouissait ainsi que son ambition royale depuis la disparition d'Henri IV (1610). Concino Concini (Florence, 1575 - Paris, 1617) était fils d'un notaire de Florence. Sa jeunesse fut déshonorée par tous les désordres ; ruiné par la débauche, il parvint à se faire recevoir comme gentilhomme dans la maison de Marie de Médicis et suivit en France cette princesse dont il épousa la femme de chambre et la favorite, Léonora Dori, dite Galigaï. La faveur dont jouissait sa femme auprès de la reine lui permit de faire une carrière rapide après la mort de Henry IV : marquis d'Ancre, maréchal de France, il exerça le pouvo … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: LIBRAIRIE ERIC CASTERAN [TOULOUSE, MP, France]
2010-05-30 16:15:32
[DRAKE, Sir Francis]. - [Francis PRETTY]
Bookseller: Donald Heald Rare Books [U.S.A.]
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2010-04-30 05:48:35
BESLER, Basil (1561-1629)
Eichstatt: 1613, 1st edition. Hand-coloured engraving. Wormhole in bottom margin and small loss to the bottom edge, minor soiling, otherwise, very good. 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.
Bookseller: Donald Heald Rare Books
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2010-04-22 13:58:27
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.
Bookseller: Donald Heald Rare Books
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2010-04-22 13:58:27
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.
Bookseller: Donald Heald Rare Books
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2010-04-22 13:58:27
BESLER, Basil (1561-1629)
Eichstatt: 1613, 1st edition. Hand-coloured engraving. Repaired tear upper right corner, marginal tear bottom margin, marginal losses to right edge, otherwise, very good. 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.
Bookseller: Donald Heald Rare Books
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2010-04-22 13:58:27
BESLER, Basil (1561-1629)
Eichstatt: 1613, Ist deluxe edition. Hand-coloured engraving. Large margins, excellent condition. 22 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.
Bookseller: Donald Heald Rare Books
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2010-04-22 13:58:27
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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2010-04-22 13:58:27
BESLER, Basil (1561-1629)
Eichstatt: 1613, 1st edition. Hand-coloured engraving. One 1/2" spot in image, several tiny spots, some glue residue in right margin, otherwise, excellent. 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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2010-04-22 13:58:27
BESLER, Basil (1561-1629)
Eichstatt: 1613, 1st edition. Hand-coloured engraving. Wormhole in bottom margin, not affecting image. 21 1/8 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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2010-04-22 13:58:27
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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2010-04-22 13:58:27
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.
Bookseller: Donald Heald Rare Books
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2010-04-22 13:58:27
BESLER, Basil (1561-1629)
Eichstatt: 1613, 1st edition. Hand-coloured engraving. 20 7/8 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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2010-04-22 13:58:27
BESLER, Basil (1561-1629)
Eichstatt: 1613, 1st edition. Hand-coloured engraving. Expertly repaired tear along right platemark, mild crease lower left, otherwise, very good. 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.
Bookseller: Donald Heald Rare Books
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2010-04-22 13:58:27
BESLER, Basil (1561-1629)
Eichstatt, 1613. Hand-coloured engraving. In good condition with the exception of paper loss in the bottom left corner of sheet. 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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