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Basil Besler  "Hyacinths" 1613
Print ID: 12301

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From the "Hortus Eystettensis" "Hyacinthus Orientalis"

Without doubt one of the greatest flower books ever produced. It was conceived as a horticultural record of the famous gardens of the Prince Bishop of Eichstatt.  It was divided into four sections,  one for each of the seasons, and was comprised almost entirely of  ornamental plants. Basilius Besler (1561-1629),  the author, was a Nuremberg apothecary and botanist.

EXTREMELY RARE (only 300 copies of the book were produced).

Please Note:  Because the print is large, parts of the left and right margin are cut off approximately 1/4" on each side in the scan.

Imperial folio, 16" x 20 1/2" overall measurement,  hand-colored copperplate engraving,  left and right margins trimmed close although there is still margin outside the plate line, otherwise very good condition. Nuremberg, 1613. Custom cut, premium acid-free mat and custom mounting included. References: Nissen 158,  Blunt pp.95-97. *Please Note* This image is digitally watermarked, but the electronic watermark does not appear on the actual print.

Guaranteed authentic original antique print. Certificate of authenticity available at no extra charge upon request.
Price: $2240.00
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Basil Besler  "Lilac and Box Plants" 1613
Print ID: 26900

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From the Hortus Eystettensis "Syringa flore lacteo, Buxus, Syringa flore caeruleo."

Without doubt one of the greatest flower books ever produced. It was conceived as a horticultural record of the famous gardens of the Prince Bishop of Eichstatt. It was divided into four sections, one for each of the seasons, and was comprised almost entirely of ornamental plants. Basilius Besler (1561-1629), the author, was a Nuremberg apothecary and botanist.

EXTREMELY RARE (only 300 copies of the book were produced).

Imperial folio, 17" x 21 1/2" overall measurement, delicately hand-colored copperplate engraving, browing around edges, few ink spots, few small tears in outer margin will mat out otherwise very good conditioin. Original printing on verso shows faintly through print. Nuremberg, 1613. References: Nissen 158, Blunt pp.95-97. *Please Note* This image is digitally watermarked, but the electronic watermark does not appear on the actual print.

Guaranteed authentic original antique print. Certificate of authenticity available at no extra charge upon request.
Price: $1495.00
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