I. Erica minor flore albo. [Common Heather] II. Lychnis coronaria flore rubro simplici [Rose campion] III. Lychnis coronaria flore albo simplici [Rose campion]


Title:
I. Erica minor flore albo. [Common Heather] II. Lychnis coronaria flore rubro simplici [Rose campion] III. Lychnis coronaria flore albo simplici [Rose campion]
Date:
C1713
Artist:
Basil Besler (1561-1629)
Image Size:
380mm x 240mm (14.96" x 9.45")
Sheet Size:
565mm x 445mm (22.24" x 17.52")
Condition:
In good condition.
Technique:
Hand coloured copper engraving.
Price:

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$A 1,450
Stock Number:
HEYST 252 BESL (NGPD) (LF026)
Description:

Spectacular engraving of Rose campion  from Basil Besler's Hortus Eystettensis, the greatest florilegium ever made which recorded all the plants in their actual size which were in the botanical garden developed by the Prince Bishop of Eichstatt in Bavaria. 

I.
Common name: Common heather
Binomial name : Calluna vulgaris
II & III.
Common name:  Rose campion
Binomial name :  Silene coronaria

Biography:

Basil Besler (1561-1629)

A Nuremburg apothecary in charge of Prince Bishop of Eicstatt’s elaborate gardens. Over a period of sixteen years Besler undertook his monumental florilegia, documenting more than one thousand flowers. Each plate is beautifully designed with the plants depicted whole and life size. The most delightfully drawn and visually impressive botanical illustrations of all time.

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