C1713

I. Pistacia. [Cashew] II. Laurus cum Flore [Bay Tree] III. Amigdala cum Flore [Almond]

Artist:

Basil Besler (1561 - 1629)

$A 1,250

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Full Title:

I. Pistacia. [Cashew] II. Laurus cum Flore [Bay Tree] III. Amigdala cum Flore [Almond]

Date:

C1713

Artist:

Basil Besler (1561 - 1629)

Engraver:

almond tree ( Prunus dulcis) 

Condition:

Light water stain at to sheet edge, otherwise in good condition.

Technique:

Hand coloured copper engraving.

Image Size: 

400mm 
x 480mm

Paper Size: 

445mm 
x 570mm

Description:

Spectacular engraving of Laurus Nobilis, Bay Tree, the Cashew plant and  flower almond tree ( Prunus dulcis)  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.

 

Artist:

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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