I. Amarantus Spicatus II. [Cockscomb] Amarantus Cristatus
I. Amarantus Spicatus II. [Cockscomb] Amarantus Cristatus I. Amarantus Spicatus II. [Cockscomb] Amarantus Cristatus


Title:
I. Amarantus Spicatus II. [Cockscomb] Amarantus Cristatus
Date:
C1713
Artist:
Basil Besler (1561-1629)
Image Size:
480mm x 400mm (18.9" x 15.75")
Sheet Size:
560mm x 430mm (22.05" x 16.93")
Condition:
In good condition.
Technique:
Hand coloured copper engraving.
Price:

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$A 1,650
Stock Number:
HEYST 339 BESL (NGPD) (LF026)
Description:

Spectacular engraving ofCockscombs 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: Cockscomb
     Binomial name : Celosia argentea var. cristata 

II. Common name:  
Cockscomb
    Binomial name:   
Celosia argentea


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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