C1713

I. Lychnis Coronaria Flore [Rose campion]

Artist:

Basil Besler (1561 - 1629)

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S/N: HEYST 251 BESL 
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Full Title:

I. Lychnis Coronaria Flore [Rose campion]

Date:

C1713

Artist:

Basil Besler (1561 - 1629)

Condition:

In good condition.

Technique:

Hand coloured copper engraving.

Image Size: 

240mm 
x 380mm

Paper Size: 

435mm 
x 565mm

Description:

Spectacular engraving of Rose campion  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: Rose campion
Binomial name : Silene coronaria

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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