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Besler, Basilius (1561-1629) Nuremberg
Lothus Urbana/ Lagopos peregrina/ Lagopus Maior
Artist: Besler Basilius (-1629) Nuremberg; Issued in: Nuremberg; date: c 1613 1561 - Artist: Besler, Basilius (1561-1629) Nuremberg; Issued in: Nuremberg; date: c. 1613; - Condition: Very good; Representation of 3 different clover plants.Basilius Besler (1561Ð1629).was a respected Nuremberg apothecary and botanist, best known for his monumental Hortus Eystettensis. He was curator of the garden of Johann Konrad von Gemmingen, prince bishop of EichstŠtt in Bavaria. The bishop was an enthusiastic botanist who derived great pleasure from his garden, which was the only important European botanical garden outside Italy.The gardens surrounded the bishops palace, Willibaldsburg, which was built on a hill overlooking the town. These gardens had been started in 1596 and designed by Besler's colleague, Joachim Camerarius the Younger (1534Ð1598), a physician and botanist. Upon Camerarius death in 1598, Besler had the remainder of Camerarius plants moved to EichstŠtt and carried on the work of planting and supervision. The bishop commissioned Besler to compile a codex of the plants growing in his garden, a task which Besler took sixteen years to complete, the bishop dying shortly before the work was published. Besler had the assistance of his brother and a group of skilled German draughtsmen and engravers, including Sebastian Schedel, an accomplished painter, and Wolfgang Kilian, a skilled engraver from Augsburg. Kilian and his team engraved the initial copper plates, but after the bishopÕs death, the operations moved to NŸrnberg and a new team of engravers, among whom we … [Click Below for Full Description]
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