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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, some shelf wear. Philosophy, Historical Texts, Leather. [Attributes: Hard Cover]
Bookseller: Lighthouse Books, ABAA [Dade City, 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.
Bookseller: Donald Heald Rare Books
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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]
Bookseller: Arader Galleries San Francisco
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.. 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 ).
Bookseller: Buchhandlung & Antiquariat Friederichsen
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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 ).
Bookseller: Buchhandlung & Antiquariat Friederichsen
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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.
Bookseller: Donald Heald Rare Books
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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 -
Bookseller: Wenner Antiquariat
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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]
Bookseller: Arader Galleries San Francisco
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.
Bookseller: Donald Heald Rare Books
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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.
Bookseller: Antikvariat Karel Krenek
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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]
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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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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]
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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]
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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]
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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]
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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]
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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]
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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]
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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]
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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]
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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]
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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]
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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]
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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]
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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]
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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]
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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]
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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]
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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
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