C1613

1. Flos Armerius albus

Spectacular engraving of Dianthus barbatus, Sweet William from Basil Besler’s Hortus Eystettensis, the greatest florilegium ever made and which recorded all the plants in their actual size that were in the botanical garden developed by the Prince Bishop of Eichstatt in … Read Full Description

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Full Title:

1. Flos Armerius albus

Date:

C1613

Condition:

In good condition.

Technique:

Hand coloured copper engraving.

Paper Size: 

445mm 
x 510mm
AUTHENTICITY
1. Flos Armerius albus - Antique Print from 1613

Genuine antique
dated:

1613

Description:

Spectacular engraving of Dianthus barbatus, Sweet William from Basil Besler’s Hortus Eystettensis, the greatest florilegium ever made and which recorded all the plants in their actual size that were in the botanical garden developed by the Prince Bishop of Eichstatt in Bavaria.

 

Basil Besler (1561 - 1628)

Besler was 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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