C1713

1. Scabiosa Alpina Centauroides.

Spectacular engraving of the Yellow cephalaria 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. Scabiosa Alpina Centauroides.

Date:

C1713

Condition:

In good condition.

Technique:

Hand coloured copper engraving.

Paper Size: 

445mm 
x 510mm
AUTHENTICITY
1. Scabiosa Alpina Centauroides. - Antique Print from 1713

Genuine antique
dated:

1713

Description:

Spectacular engraving of the Yellow cephalaria 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.

Binomial name: Cephalaria alpina

From Basil Besler’s Hortus Eystettensis, the greatest florilegium ever made.

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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