C1713

I.Condrilla foetida [Pink hawksbeard] II. Odontitis Plinii

Spectacular engraving of the Pink hawksbeard flower 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. … Read Full Description

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Full Title:

I.Condrilla foetida [Pink hawksbeard] II. Odontitis Plinii

Date:

C1713

Engraver:

Crepis rubra 

Condition:

In good condition.

Technique:

Hand coloured copper engraving.

Image Size: 

240mm 
x 380mm

Paper Size: 

440mm 
x 560mm
AUTHENTICITY
I.Condrilla foetida [Pink hawksbeard] II. Odontitis Plinii - Antique Print from 1713

Genuine antique
dated:

1713

Description:

Spectacular engraving of the Pink hawksbeard flower 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: Pink hawksbeard
Binomial name : Crepis rubra

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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