C1713

I. Caryophyllus multiplexina ximus variegatus [Carnation]

Artist:

Basil Besler (1561 - 1629)

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S/N: HEYST 313 BESL 
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Full Title:

I. Caryophyllus multiplexina ximus variegatus [Carnation]

Date:

C1713

Artist:

Basil Besler (1561 - 1629)

Condition:

In good condition.

Technique:

Hand coloured copper engraving.

Image Size: 

400mm 
x 480mm

Paper Size: 

437mm 
x 560mm

Description:

Spectacular engraving of the carnation 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. 

Common name: the carnation or clove pink
Binomial name : Dianthus caryophyllus

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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