C1713

Consolida regalis aruensisflore simplici violacco

Spectacular engraving of the forking larkspur 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.

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Full Title:

Consolida regalis aruensisflore simplici violacco

Date:

C1713

Condition:

Minor creasing, otherwise in good condition.

Technique:

Hand coloured copper engraving.

Paper Size: 

445mm 
x 510mm
AUTHENTICITY
Consolida regalis aruensisflore simplici violacco - Antique Print from 1713

Genuine antique
dated:

1713

Description:

Spectacular engraving of the forking larkspur 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.

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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