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b. 1561 - d. 1629

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        • Basilius Besler (German, 1561-1629) Hand Colored Engraving on Laid Paper 1613, "Lichnis Sylvestris Flore Pleno Rubro", H 21" W 16.5"
          Jul. 19, 2024

          Basilius Besler (German, 1561-1629) Hand Colored Engraving on Laid Paper 1613, "Lichnis Sylvestris Flore Pleno Rubro", H 21" W 16.5"

          Est: $200 - $400

          This splendid folio botanical engraving is from Basilius Besler's rare and highly sought after work Hortus Eystettensis, sive Diligens et accurata omnium Plantarum, Florum, Stirpium, ex variis orbis terrae partibus, singulari studio collectarum, quae in celeberrimis viridariis arcem episcopalem ibidem cingentibus, olim conspiciebantur delineatio et ad vivum. The print available is from the second edition published in 1640 in Nuremberg and Eichstatt, unframed.

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        • Basilius Besler (German, 1561-1629) Hand Colored Engraving on Laid Paper, 1613, "Caryophyllus Multiplex", H 21" W 16.4"
          Jul. 19, 2024

          Basilius Besler (German, 1561-1629) Hand Colored Engraving on Laid Paper, 1613, "Caryophyllus Multiplex", H 21" W 16.4"

          Est: $300 - $500

          This splendid folio botanical engraving is from Basilius Besler's rare and highly sought after work Hortus Eystettensis, sive Diligens et accurata omnium Plantarum, Florum, Stirpium, ex variis orbis terrae partibus, singulari studio collectarum, quae in celeberrimis viridariis arcem episcopalem ibidem cingentibus, olim conspiciebantur delineatio et ad vivum. The print available is from the second edition published in 1640 in Nuremberg and Eichstatt, unframed.

          DuMouchelles
        • Basilius Besler (German, 1561-1629) Hand Colored Engraving on Laid Paper 1613, "Lilium Album, Scapus Lily, Lilium Byzantinum", H 21" W 16.5"
          Jul. 19, 2024

          Basilius Besler (German, 1561-1629) Hand Colored Engraving on Laid Paper 1613, "Lilium Album, Scapus Lily, Lilium Byzantinum", H 21" W 16.5"

          Est: $300 - $500

          This splendid folio botanical engraving is from Basilius Besler's rare and highly sought after work Hortus Eystettensis, sive Diligens et accurata omnium Plantarum, Florum, Stirpium, ex variis orbis terrae partibus, singulari studio collectarum, quae in celeberrimis viridariis arcem episcopalem ibidem cingentibus, olim conspiciebantur delineatio et ad vivum. The print available is from the second edition published in 1640 in Nuremberg and Eichstatt, unframed.

          DuMouchelles
        • Basilius Besler (German, 1561-1629) Hand Colored Engraving on Laid Paper "Hortus Eystettensis (Garden at Eichstatt): One Plate", H 19" W 16"
          Jul. 19, 2024

          Basilius Besler (German, 1561-1629) Hand Colored Engraving on Laid Paper "Hortus Eystettensis (Garden at Eichstatt): One Plate", H 19" W 16"

          Est: $400 - $600

          Depicting flowering "Papas Peruanorum" (Potato), "Serpillum citratum" (Lemon Thyme), "Thymus vulgatior" (Thyme) plants from Basilius Besler's landmark work, Hortus Eystettensis (Garden at Eichstatt), first published in 1613 in Eichstatt, Germany near Nuremberg and later in 1640 and 1713. Tempera and watercolor hand colored engraving with Latin text verso, published Eichstatt and Nuremburg. Sheet Size H 21.25" W 17" Matted and framed under glass: H 25", W 21.5". Provenance: Collection of Linda Taubman, MI

          DuMouchelles
        • Besler - Iris
          Jul. 13, 2024

          Besler - Iris

          Est: $1,500 - $2,500

          This splendid folio botanical engraving is from Basilius Besler's rare and highly sought after work Hortus Eystettensis, sive Diligens et accurata omnium Plantarum, Florum, Stirpium, ex variis orbis terrae partibus, singulari studio collectarum, quae in celeberrimis viridariis arcem episcopalem ibidem cingentibus, olim conspiciebantur delineatio et ad vivum. The print available is from either the first or third edition published in 1613 or 1713 in Nuremberg and Eichstatt. The engraving was printed on superior chain-linked, watermarked paper. Bishop-prince Johann Konrad von Gemmingen created a magnificent garden to praise God and celebrate the diversity of creation. In the early 1600s, the bishop-prince commissioned Basilius Besler to create a catalogue of his garden and thus Hortus Eystettensis was produced. Besler’s work, which depicted over 1100 specimens, is still widely considered one of the best botanical works ever created. Most of the plants depicted were drawn at their actual size. The first edition of the work was printed in 1613 and consisted of only about 300 copies. Hortus Eystettensis is truly a masterpiece and one of the most comprehensive and alluring botanical works ever produced. In the preface to an 1806 edition, Franz Seraph Widmann said “...by reason of...the magnificence of its engravings, [this work] deserves to rank high among the rarest works of its kind."

          Trillium Antique Prints & Rare Books
        • Besler - Arum, Hyacinth, Crocus
          Jul. 13, 2024

          Besler - Arum, Hyacinth, Crocus

          Est: $1,000 - $2,000

          This splendid folio botanical engraving is from Basilius Besler's rare and highly sought after work "Hortus Eystettensis, sive Diligens et accurata omnium Plantarum, Florum, Stirpium, ex variis orbis terrae partibus, singulari studio collectarum, quae in celeberrimis viridariis arcem episcopalem ibidem cingentibus, olim conspiciebantur delineatio et ad vivum." The print available is from the second edition published in 1640 in Nuremberg and Eichstatt. The engraving was printed on superior chain-linked, watermarked paper. This edition is often more desirable because the text is not printed on verso and thus does not bleed through to the image. Bishop-prince Johann Konrad von Gemmingen created a magnificent garden to praise God and celebrate the diversity of creation. In the early 1600s, the bishop-prince commissioned Basilius Besler to create a catalogue of his garden and thus "Hortus Eystettensi" was produced. Besler’s work, which depicted over 1100 specimens, is still widely considered one of the best botanical works ever created. Most of the plants depicted were drawn at their actual size. The first edition of the work was printed in 1613 and consisted of only about 300 copies. Hortus Eystettensis is truly a masterpiece and one of the most comprehensive and alluring botanical works ever produced. In the preface to an 1806 edition, Franz Seraph Widmann said “...by reason of...the magnificence of its engravings, [this work] deserves to rank high among the rarest works of its kind."

          Trillium Antique Prints & Rare Books
        • Besler - Hellebore, Crocus
          Jul. 13, 2024

          Besler - Hellebore, Crocus

          Est: $1,000 - $2,000

          This splendid folio botanical engraving is from Basilius Besler's rare and highly sought after work "Hortus Eystettensis, sive Diligens et accurata omnium Plantarum, Florum, Stirpium, ex variis orbis terrae partibus, singulari studio collectarum, quae in celeberrimis viridariis arcem episcopalem ibidem cingentibus, olim conspiciebantur delineatio et ad vivum." The print available is from the second edition published in 1640 in Nuremberg and Eichstatt. The engraving was printed on superior chain-linked, watermarked paper. This edition is often more desirable because the text is not printed on verso and thus does not bleed through to the image. Bishop-prince Johann Konrad von Gemmingen created a magnificent garden to praise God and celebrate the diversity of creation. In the early 1600s, the bishop-prince commissioned Basilius Besler to create a catalogue of his garden and thus "Hortus Eystettensi" was produced. Besler’s work, which depicted over 1100 specimens, is still widely considered one of the best botanical works ever created. Most of the plants depicted were drawn at their actual size. The first edition of the work was printed in 1613 and consisted of only about 300 copies. Hortus Eystettensis is truly a masterpiece and one of the most comprehensive and alluring botanical works ever produced. In the preface to an 1806 edition, Franz Seraph Widmann said “...by reason of...the magnificence of its engravings, [this work] deserves to rank high among the rarest works of its kind."

          Trillium Antique Prints & Rare Books
        • Besler - Resharrow
          Jul. 13, 2024

          Besler - Resharrow

          Est: $1,000 - $2,000

          This splendid folio botanical engraving is from Basilius Besler's rare and highly sought after work "Hortus Eystettensis, sive Diligens et accurata omnium Plantarum, Florum, Stirpium, ex variis orbis terrae partibus, singulari studio collectarum, quae in celeberrimis viridariis arcem episcopalem ibidem cingentibus, olim conspiciebantur delineatio et ad vivum." The print available is from the second edition published in 1640 in Nuremberg and Eichstatt. The engraving was printed on superior chain-linked, watermarked paper. This edition is often more desirable because the text is not printed on verso and thus does not bleed through to the image. Bishop-prince Johann Konrad von Gemmingen created a magnificent garden to praise God and celebrate the diversity of creation. In the early 1600s, the bishop-prince commissioned Basilius Besler to create a catalogue of his garden and thus "Hortus Eystettensi" was produced. Besler’s work, which depicted over 1100 specimens, is still widely considered one of the best botanical works ever created. Most of the plants depicted were drawn at their actual size. The first edition of the work was printed in 1613 and consisted of only about 300 copies. Hortus Eystettensis is truly a masterpiece and one of the most comprehensive and alluring botanical works ever produced. In the preface to an 1806 edition, Franz Seraph Widmann said “...by reason of...the magnificence of its engravings, [this work] deserves to rank high among the rarest works of its kind."

          Trillium Antique Prints & Rare Books
        • Besler - Dragon Arum
          Jul. 06, 2024

          Besler - Dragon Arum

          Est: $1,500 - $2,500

          This splendid folio botanical engraving is from Basilius Besler's rare and highly sought after work "Hortus Eystettensis, sive Diligens et accurata omnium Plantarum, Florum, Stirpium, ex variis orbis terrae partibus, singulari studio collectarum, quae in celeberrimis viridariis arcem episcopalem ibidem cingentibus, olim conspiciebantur delineatio et ad vivum." The print available is from the second edition published in 1640 in Nuremberg and Eichstatt. The engraving was printed on superior chain-linked, watermarked paper. This edition is often more desirable because the text is not printed on verso and thus does not bleed through to the image. Bishop-prince Johann Konrad von Gemmingen created a magnificent garden to praise God and celebrate the diversity of creation. In the early 1600s, the bishop-prince commissioned Basilius Besler to create a catalogue of his garden and thus "Hortus Eystettensi" was produced. Besler’s work, which depicted over 1100 specimens, is still widely considered one of the best botanical works ever created. Most of the plants depicted were drawn at their actual size. The first edition of the work was printed in 1613 and consisted of only about 300 copies. Hortus Eystettensis is truly a masterpiece and one of the most comprehensive and alluring botanical works ever produced. In the preface to an 1806 edition, Franz Seraph Widmann said “...by reason of...the magnificence of its engravings, [this work] deserves to rank high among the rarest works of its kind."

          Trillium Antique Prints & Rare Books
        • Besler - Mandrake & Celandine
          Jul. 06, 2024

          Besler - Mandrake & Celandine

          Est: $1,500 - $2,500

          This splendid folio botanical engraving is from Basilius Besler's rare and highly sought after work "Hortus Eystettensis, sive Diligens et accurata omnium Plantarum, Florum, Stirpium, ex variis orbis terrae partibus, singulari studio collectarum, quae in celeberrimis viridariis arcem episcopalem ibidem cingentibus, olim conspiciebantur delineatio et ad vivum." The print available is from the second edition published in 1640 in Nuremberg and Eichstatt. The engraving was printed on superior chain-linked, watermarked paper. This edition is often more desirable because the text is not printed on verso and thus does not bleed through to the image. Bishop-prince Johann Konrad von Gemmingen created a magnificent garden to praise God and celebrate the diversity of creation. In the early 1600s, the bishop-prince commissioned Basilius Besler to create a catalogue of his garden and thus "Hortus Eystettensi" was produced. Besler’s work, which depicted over 1100 specimens, is still widely considered one of the best botanical works ever created. Most of the plants depicted were drawn at their actual size. The first edition of the work was printed in 1613 and consisted of only about 300 copies. Hortus Eystettensis is truly a masterpiece and one of the most comprehensive and alluring botanical works ever produced. In the preface to an 1806 edition, Franz Seraph Widmann said “...by reason of...the magnificence of its engravings, [this work] deserves to rank high among the rarest works of its kind."

          Trillium Antique Prints & Rare Books
        • Besler - Elephant Ear, Pumpkin, Gourd
          Jul. 06, 2024

          Besler - Elephant Ear, Pumpkin, Gourd

          Est: $1,500 - $2,500

          This splendid folio botanical engraving is from Basilius Besler's rare and highly sought after work "Hortus Eystettensis, sive Diligens et accurata omnium Plantarum, Florum, Stirpium, ex variis orbis terrae partibus, singulari studio collectarum, quae in celeberrimis viridariis arcem episcopalem ibidem cingentibus, olim conspiciebantur delineatio et ad vivum." The print available is from the second edition published in 1640 in Nuremberg and Eichstatt. The engraving was printed on superior chain-linked, watermarked paper. This edition is often more desirable because the text is not printed on verso and thus does not bleed through to the image. Bishop-prince Johann Konrad von Gemmingen created a magnificent garden to praise God and celebrate the diversity of creation. In the early 1600s, the bishop-prince commissioned Basilius Besler to create a catalogue of his garden and thus "Hortus Eystettensi" was produced. Besler’s work, which depicted over 1100 specimens, is still widely considered one of the best botanical works ever created. Most of the plants depicted were drawn at their actual size. The first edition of the work was printed in 1613 and consisted of only about 300 copies. Hortus Eystettensis is truly a masterpiece and one of the most comprehensive and alluring botanical works ever produced. In the preface to an 1806 edition, Franz Seraph Widmann said “...by reason of...the magnificence of its engravings, [this work] deserves to rank high among the rarest works of its kind."

          Trillium Antique Prints & Rare Books
        • (3 Pc) Basilius Besler (German, 1561-1629) Botanical Hand Colored Engravings
          Jun. 27, 2024

          (3 Pc) Basilius Besler (German, 1561-1629) Botanical Hand Colored Engravings

          Est: $500 - $5,000

          DESCRIPTION: Three hand-colored engravings by Basilius Besler, each depicting various breeds of different plants including hyacinths, irises, and calcolus. Each piece has a printed description in latin on verso. CIRCA: Mid-17th to early 18th Century ORIGIN: Germany DIMENSIONS: H: 20.25-21" L: 16-17.75" CONDITION: Minor wear around edges and discoloration to paper consistent with age and use; tiny hole near bottom of one piece Unless otherwise stated, all information provided is the opinion of our specialists. Should you have any specific questions regarding the condition of this lot, please use the ask question button or send us an email.

          Akiba Galleries
        • BASILIUS BESLER, HORTUS EYSTETTENSIS - UNCOLORED FIRST EDITION
          Jun. 22, 2024

          BASILIUS BESLER, HORTUS EYSTETTENSIS - UNCOLORED FIRST EDITION

          Est: $300,000 - $400,000

          BESLER, Basilius (1561-1629. Hortus Eystettensis, Sive Diligens et accurata omnium Plantarum, Florum, Stirpium, ex variis orbis terræ partibus, singulari studio collectarum quæ in celeberrimis viridariis arcem episcopalem ibidem cingentibus, hoc tempore conspiciuntus delineatio et ad vivum repræsentatio Operâ Basilii Besleri Philiatri et pharmacopoei. M.D C.XIII. Nuremberg (and Altdorf): K. Bauer, 1613. First Edition. First edition, variant A. Two volumes. [Nuremberg (and Altdorf): K. Bauer,] 1613. Broadsheet folio (21 1/8" x 17 1/8", 540mm x 434mm). [Full collation available.] With 369 of 371 engraved plates; an engraved title and 4 class (i.e., season)-titles plus 364 (of 366) botanical plates, all but one (the upper portion of the "Martagon imperiale," blank verso) with text verso. Lacking 2 privilege leaves and one leaf of the German index to the Summer section. Bound in later (XVIIIc?) half mottled calf over magenta paste-paper. On the spine, six raised bands. Author and title gilt to green morocco in the second panel, number gilt to beige morocco in the third, paper shelf-label to the sixth. All edges of the text-block speckled red-and-black. General wear to the extremities, with some bumps. Head- and tail-pieces of vol. II splitting. Internally, dampstaining to the first three dozen leaves of vol. I, mostly moderate but occasionally heavy, and to the last three dozen leaves, mostly mild. Concomitant marginal chipping and earlier campaigns of (excessive) repair to those leaves. Worming at the gutter of the title-leaf through )(1 (4 leaves) of vol. I, not affecting the text. Vol. II superior, albeit with passages of soiling and water-staining around Kk)()(2. A handful of leaves trimmed at the fore. Lacking five leaves. In vol. I: the two privilege leaves and B4)(1 (fol. 2 of the 5th order of Spring, the text of the Corona Imperialis recto and the plate of the Corona Imperialis Polyanthos verso). In vol. II: Dd14)(2sub1 (fol. 4 of the 14th order of Summer, the text of the Caryophyllus flore maiore recto and the plate of the Caryophyllus multiplex verso) and one leaf of the German index to the Summer section (Ff1). Armorial bookplate of the St. Cuthbert's College, Ushaw ("Ex libris bibliothecæ collegii Sancti Cuthberti") to the front paste-down of each volume with (their?) shelfmark above (vol. I) or opposite (vol. II) in graphite, with copious booksellers' notes to the recto and verso of the free end-paper of vol. I. Basilius Besler (1561-1629) was born a little before the death of Leonhart Fuchs, the last of the three German fathers of botany -- Brunfels and Bock preceding him -- and his magnum opus, the Hortus Eystettensis, shows just how far the discipline had come in the Protestant North of Europe. Besler was a Nuremberg apothecary, which in the period was nearly synonymous with being a botanist; medical treatments were largely compounded from botanical "simples." Eichstätt, some 35 miles south of Nuremberg and 50 miles north of Munich, was the seat of the Catholic Prince-bishop Johann Konrad von Gemmingen (1561-1612) and his botanic gardens, then the most splendid in Germany. From 1598 Besler managed Gemmingen's gardens at Willibaldsburg castle. The Prince-bishop did not survive to see the book published in early 1613; the earliest issues are still dedicated to him (as is the present copy), whereas later ones have a dedication to his successor, Johann Christoph von Wetterstetten. There are further distinctions of issue; the present one, with text printed on the same sheet as the plates, as well as versions with text on separate leaves -- usually called the de luxe edition, meant as gifts, and nearly always colored -- or altogether absent. The engraving itself -- carried out principally by Wolfgang Kilian -- is of an exceptional standard. Unlike much engraving of the period, which includes etching, the plates of the Hortus are executed purely with the burin (graver). The images are some of the most celebrated Renaissance flower-portraits, especially the full-page sunflower. In the Summer and Autumn classes are many New World plants, including melons and peppers. The present example was in the library of St. Cuthbert's College, Ushaw in Co. Durham, a seminary founded in 1808. Purchased at Sotheby's London 17 November 2005, lot 60. Nissen, BBI 158; Pritzel 745; Stafleu-Cowan 497; VD17 39:126168X (var. A).

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        • (2) BOTANICAL HAND-COLORED ENGRAVINGS AFTER 'HORTUS EYSTETTENSIS'
          Jun. 08, 2024

          (2) BOTANICAL HAND-COLORED ENGRAVINGS AFTER 'HORTUS EYSTETTENSIS'

          Est: $200 - $400

          (lot of 2) Framed hand-colored engravings on paper, later facsimiles of botanical illustrations from "Hortus Eystettensis" by Basilius Besler (Nuremberg, 1561-1629), including: (1) "I. Hyacinthus stellatus peruanus/ II. Orchis minor flore incarnato/ III. Palma Christi flore purpureo," (1) "I. Scapus cum bulbo/ II. Lilium purpureum," plate: approx 18 5/8"h, 15 7/8"w, sight: 19.75"h, 17"w, overall: 30.75"h, 27"w, 16lbs total**Provenance: The Mount Bonnell estate of a prominent designer**

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        • Basilius Besler (1561-1629)
          Jun. 07, 2024

          Basilius Besler (1561-1629)

          Est: $1,000 - $1,500

          [IACEA MAIOR FLORE LUTEO; TRIPOLIUM VULGARE LOB; ALTHAEA THURINGIACA; EPIPACTIS LATIFOLIA] Four hand-colored engravings, from Hortus Eystettensis (The Garden of Eichstatt), Eichstatt and Nuremberg, 1613, framed. Plates 19 x 15 1/2 inches; 482 x 394 mm Frames 28 x 24 ½ inches, 711 x 622 mm. Provenance: Graham Arader, New York, 2005

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        • Basilius Besler (1561-1629)
          Jun. 07, 2024

          Basilius Besler (1561-1629)

          Est: $1,000 - $1,500

          [LEUCOIUM FRUTICOSUM FOLIO VIRI; LUNARIA GRACA PERENNIS; CALTHA PALUSTRISFLORE MULTIPLICI; ACONITUM LYCOCTO] Four hand-colored engravings, from Hortus Eystettensis (The Garden of Eichstatt), Eichstatt and Nuremberg, 1613, framed. Plates 19 x 15 1/2 inches; 482 x 394 mm. Frames 28 x 24 ½ inches, 711 x 622 mm. Provenance: Graham Arader, New York, 2005

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        • Four Early Basilius Besler Botanical Prints
          Jun. 02, 2024

          Four Early Basilius Besler Botanical Prints

          Est: $400 - $600

          BESLER, Basilius, (German, 1561-1629): An assembled collection of four hand colored engravings from Hortus Eystettensis (1613), to include 1) "Colus Iovis (Clove)", sight size 19" x 15.5", framed 29.5" x 26". 2) Three mixed "Leucoium (Double Flower Yellow Wall Flower)", sight size 19" x 15", framed 29.5" x 26". 3) Three mixed "Rorella Solis, Caryophyllus plenus, Alisma", sight size 19.5" x 16", framed 30.25" x 26.25". 4) Cinera cum flore (Thistle)", sight size 19.75" x 16.5", framed 33" x 29.25".

          Amero Auctions
        • 5 copper engravings from Hortus Eystettensis, Basilius
          May. 25, 2024

          5 copper engravings from Hortus Eystettensis, Basilius

          Est: €650 - €1,300

          5 copper engravings from Hortus Eystettensis, Basilius Besler, 1561-1629, viola marina repens-alcea syriaca-cotula foetida; lupinus sylvestris adoratus-lupinus sativus maior- lupinus sylvestris angusti; nacissus totus luteus montanus-colchicum vernum-narcissus totus luteus montanus maior-hyacinthus botryodes; sparganium-orobanche-cicuta maxima;nymphea alba mino-nymphea lutea-nymphea alba maior; Plate size each approx. 48x41cm; sheetspartly trimmed, slightly browned . German Description: 5 Kupferstiche aus Hortus Eystettensis, Basilius Besler, 1561-1629, viola marina repens-alcea syriaca-cotula foetida; lupinus sylvestris adoratus-lupinus sativus maior- lupinus sylvestris angusti; nacissus totus luteus montanus-colchicum vernum-narcissus totus luteus montanus maior-hyacinthus botryodes; sparganium-orobanche-cicuta maxima;nymphea alba mino-nymphea lutea-nymphea alba maior; Plattengr. je ca. 48x41cm; Blätter teils beschnitten, leicht gebräunt

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        • 4 copper engravings from Hortus Eystettensis, Basilius
          May. 25, 2024

          4 copper engravings from Hortus Eystettensis, Basilius

          Est: €500 - €1,000

          4 copper engravings from Hortus Eystettensis, Basilius Besler, 1561-1629, Camaeiris angustis solis-bulbus lily persici-lilium persicum-Iris tuberosa; denscanes flore rubrodenscanis flori albo-primula veris silvestris pallido-squamata feu dentaria maior-pulmonaria maculosa; rosa eglenteria-rosa milesia rubra -rsa sylvestris flore rubro-rosa sylvestris odorata incarnato flore; viola matonalis-iris pratensis maior- viola matonalis flora albo; Plate size each approx. 48x41cm; sheets partly trimmed, slightly browned . German Description: 4 Kupferstiche aus Hortus Eystettensis, Basilius Besler, 1561-1629, Camaeiris angustis solis-bulbus lily persici-lilium persicum-Iris tuberosa; denscanes flore rubro-denscanis flori albo-primula veris silvestris pallido-squammatafeu dentaria maior-pulmonariamaculosa; rosa eglenteria-rosa milesia rubra -rsa sylvestris flore rubro-rosa sylvestris odorata incarnato flore; viola matonalis-iris pratensis maior-viola matonalis flora albo; Plattengr. je ca. 48x41cm; Blätter teils beschnitten, leicht gebräunt

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        • 4 copper engravings from Hortus Eystettensis, Basilius
          May. 25, 2024

          4 copper engravings from Hortus Eystettensis, Basilius

          Est: €500 - €1,000

          4 copper engravings from Hortus Eystettensis, Basilius Besler, 1561-1629, Arbor Uitae- Prunella Officinarum-Chamaeptis Maior; Summitates Piceae-Cerasus flore Pleno-Cerasus racemosa sylvestris; Spartium hispanicum-Cupre nus arbor; Hyacinthus stellatus italicus- hyacinthus comosus bizantinus, ornithogalum medium; Plate size each approx. 48x41cm; sheets partly trimmed, slightly browned . German Description: 4 Kupferstiche aus Hortus Eystettensis, Basilius Besler, 1561-1629, Arbor Uitae- Prunella Officinarum-Chamaeptis Maior; Summitates Piceae-Cerasus flore Pleno-Cerasus racemosa sylvestris; Spartium hispanicum-Cupre nus arbor; Hyacinthus stellatus italicus- hyacinthus comosus bizantinus, ornithogalum medium; Plattengr. je ca. 48x41cm; Blätter teils beschnitten, leicht gebräunt

          Henry's Auktionshaus
        • Basilius Besler (German, 1561-1629) Hand Colored Engraving on Laid Paper "Hortus Eystettensis (Garden At Eichstatt): One Plate", H 19" W 16"
          May. 17, 2024

          Basilius Besler (German, 1561-1629) Hand Colored Engraving on Laid Paper "Hortus Eystettensis (Garden At Eichstatt): One Plate", H 19" W 16"

          Est: $600 - $800

          Depicting flowering "Papas Peruanorum" (Potato), "Serpillum citratum" (Lemon Thyme), "Thymus vulgatior" (Thyme) plants from Basilius Besler's landmark work, Hortus Eystettensis (Garden at Eichstatt), first published in 1613 in Eichstatt, Germany near Nuremberg and later in 1640 and 1713. Tempera and watercolor hand colored engraving with Latin text verso, published Eichstatt and Nuremburg. Sheet Size H 21.25" W 17" Matted and framed under glass: H 25", W 21.5".

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        • Basilius Besler (German, 1561-1629) Hand Colored Engraving on Laid Paper "Hortus Eystettensis (Garden At Eichstatt): One Plate"
          May. 17, 2024

          Basilius Besler (German, 1561-1629) Hand Colored Engraving on Laid Paper "Hortus Eystettensis (Garden At Eichstatt): One Plate"

          Est: $600 - $800

          Depicting flowering plants from Basilius Besler's landmark work, Hortus Eystettensis (Garden at Eichstatt), first published in 1613 in Eichstatt, Germany near Nuremberg and later in 1640 and 1713. Tempera and watercolor hand colored engraving with Latin text verso, published Eichstatt and Nuremburg. Sheet Size: H 21.5" W 17" Plate Size: H 19" W 15.5" Matted and framed under glass, H 25", W 21.5".

          DuMouchelles
        • Basilius Besler (German, 1561-1629) Hand Colored Engraving on Laid Paper 1613, "Hortus Eystettensis (Garden At Eichstatt): One Plate"
          May. 17, 2024

          Basilius Besler (German, 1561-1629) Hand Colored Engraving on Laid Paper 1613, "Hortus Eystettensis (Garden At Eichstatt): One Plate"

          Est: $800 - $1,200

          Depicting flowering Papaver flore multiplici incarnato and Papaver flore multiplici purpurascente plants from Basilius Besler's landmark work, Hortus Eystettensis (Garden at Eichstatt), first published in 1613 in Eichstatt, Germany near Nuremberg and later in 1640 and 1713. Tempera and watercolor hand colored engraving with Latin text verso, published Eichstatt and Nuremburg. Bearing Coat of Arms of Augsburg watermark (M. 177). Plate Size: H 18.75" W 15.5" Sheet Size: H 21" W 16.5"

          DuMouchelles
        • Besler - Pair of Botanical Engravings: Lily, Iris, Meadow-Rue, Fumitory
          May. 04, 2024

          Besler - Pair of Botanical Engravings: Lily, Iris, Meadow-Rue, Fumitory

          Est: $1,500 - $2,500

          This splendid folio botanical engraving is from Basilius Besler's rare and highly sought after work Hortus Eystettensis, sive Diligens et accurata omnium Plantarum, Florum, Stirpium, ex variis orbis terrae partibus, singulari studio collectarum, quae in celeberrimis viridariis arcem episcopalem ibidem cingentibus, olim conspiciebantur delineatio et ad vivum. The print available is from the third edition published in 1713 in Nuremberg and Eichstatt. The engraving was printed on superior chain-linked paper. Bishop-prince Johann Konrad von Gemmingen created a magnificent garden to praise God and celebrate the diversity of creation. In the early 1600s, the bishop-prince commissioned Basilius Besler to create a catalogue of his garden and thus Hortus Eystettensis was produced. Besler’s work, which depicted over 1100 specimens, is still widely considered one of the best botanical works ever created. Most of the plants depicted were drawn at their actual size. The first edition of the work was printed in 1613 and consisted of only about 300 copies. Hortus Eystettensis is truly a masterpiece and one of the most comprehensive and alluring botanical works ever produced. In the preface to an 1806 edition, Franz Seraph Widmann said “...by reason of...the magnificence of its engravings, [this work] deserves to rank high among the rarest works of its kind."

          Trillium Antique Prints & Rare Books
        • Basilius BESLER (1561–1629) Two plates from Besler's Hortus Eystettensis (1613, or subsequent 17th century edition) Engravings on la..
          Apr. 29, 2024

          Basilius BESLER (1561–1629) Two plates from Besler's Hortus Eystettensis (1613, or subsequent 17th century edition) Engravings on la..

          Est: $500 - $800

          Basilius BESLER (1561–1629) Two plates from Besler's Hortus Eystettensis (1613, or subsequent 17th century edition) Engravings on laid paper Each about 47 x 39cm (plate), 72 x 63cm (frames overall) PROVENANCE: Private Collection, Toorak

          Leonard Joel
        • Besler - Iris
          Apr. 27, 2024

          Besler - Iris

          Est: $1,000 - $2,000

          This splendid folio botanical engraving is from Basilius Besler's rare and highly sought after work Hortus Eystettensis, sive Diligens et accurata omnium Plantarum, Florum, Stirpium, ex variis orbis terrae partibus, singulari studio collectarum, quae in celeberrimis viridariis arcem episcopalem ibidem cingentibus, olim conspiciebantur delineatio et ad vivum. The print available is from the third edition published in 1713 in Nuremberg and Eichstatt. The engraving was printed on superior chain-linked paper. Bishop-prince Johann Konrad von Gemmingen created a magnificent garden to praise God and celebrate the diversity of creation. In the early 1600s, the bishop-prince commissioned Basilius Besler to create a catalogue of his garden and thus Hortus Eystettensis was produced. Besler’s work, which depicted over 1100 specimens, is still widely considered one of the best botanical works ever created. Most of the plants depicted were drawn at their actual size. The first edition of the work was printed in 1613 and consisted of only about 300 copies. Hortus Eystettensis is truly a masterpiece and one of the most comprehensive and alluring botanical works ever produced. In the preface to an 1806 edition, Franz Seraph Widmann said “...by reason of...the magnificence of its engravings, [this work] deserves to rank high among the rarest works of its kind."

          Trillium Antique Prints & Rare Books
        • Besler - Tree Mallow (Malva Arborescens)
          Apr. 27, 2024

          Besler - Tree Mallow (Malva Arborescens)

          Est: $1,000 - $2,000

          This splendid folio botanical engraving is from Basilius Besler's rare and highly sought after work Hortus Eystettensis, sive Diligens et accurata omnium Plantarum, Florum, Stirpium, ex variis orbis terrae partibus, singulari studio collectarum, quae in celeberrimis viridariis arcem episcopalem ibidem cingentibus, olim conspiciebantur delineatio et ad vivum. The print available is from the third edition published in 1713 in Nuremberg and Eichstatt. The engraving was printed on superior chain-linked paper. Bishop-prince Johann Konrad von Gemmingen created a magnificent garden to praise God and celebrate the diversity of creation. In the early 1600s, the bishop-prince commissioned Basilius Besler to create a catalogue of his garden and thus Hortus Eystettensis was produced. Besler’s work, which depicted over 1100 specimens, is still widely considered one of the best botanical works ever created. Most of the plants depicted were drawn at their actual size. The first edition of the work was printed in 1613 and consisted of only about 300 copies. Hortus Eystettensis is truly a masterpiece and one of the most comprehensive and alluring botanical works ever produced. In the preface to an 1806 edition, Franz Seraph Widmann said “...by reason of...the magnificence of its engravings, [this work] deserves to rank high among the rarest works of its kind."

          Trillium Antique Prints & Rare Books
        • Basilius Besler copper engraving, early 17th c.
          Apr. 19, 2024

          Basilius Besler copper engraving, early 17th c.

          Est: $500 - $1,000

          Basilius Besler (German, 1561-1629), copper engraving, early 17th c., Sparganium | Orobanche | Cicuta Maxima, in an ebonized stenciled frame, 15 1/2" x 20", frame - 32 1/4" x 28 1/2". NO in-house shipping for this lot.

          Pook & Pook Inc.
        • Besler, Basilius (1561-1629), "Rosa Semperflorens", Kupferstich auf Karton aufgezogen. Darstellung einer Rose.
          Apr. 13, 2024

          Besler, Basilius (1561-1629), "Rosa Semperflorens", Kupferstich auf Karton aufgezogen. Darstellung einer Rose.

          Est: €100 - €500

          Besler, Basilius (1561-1629), "Rosa Semperflorens", Kupferstich auf Karton aufgezogen. Darstellung einer Rose. Druckplatte 24,5 x 18,5 cm. Passepartout 35 x 29 cm. Besler, Basilius (1561-1629), "Rosa Semperflorens", copperplate engraving mounted on cardboard. Depiction of a rose. Printing plate 24.5 x 18.5 cm. Passepartout 35 x 29 cm.

          Auktionshaus Karrenbauer
        • AFTER BASILIUS BESLER (German 1561-1629) x 4, prints issued by Edizioni Ponte Vecchio, 'Aloe Americana', 'Scapus eum bulbo and Liliu
          Mar. 26, 2024

          AFTER BASILIUS BESLER (German 1561-1629) x 4, prints issued by Edizioni Ponte Vecchio, 'Aloe Americana', 'Scapus eum bulbo and Liliu

          Est: $300 - $500

          AFTER BASILIUS BESLER (German 1561-1629) x 4, prints issued by Edizioni Ponte Vecchio, 'Aloe Americana', 'Scapus eum bulbo and Lilium purpureum', 'Aloe' and 'Ricinus maior', 50 x 60cm, frame 88 x 80 cm (4)

          Raffan Kelaher & Thomas
        • Basilius Besler Yellow & Red Variegated Tulips
          Mar. 24, 2024

          Basilius Besler Yellow & Red Variegated Tulips

          Est: $800 - $1,200

          Basilius Besler Botanist Yellow & Red Variegated Tulips. Basilius Besler (1561 - 1629), was a respected Nuremberg apothecary and botanist, best known for his monumental Hortus Eystettensis. He was curator of the garden of Johann Konrad von Gemmingen, prince bishop of Eichsttt in Bavaria. Overall Size: 20 1/2 x 15 in. Sight Size: 15 x 9 1/4 in. #1359

          Sarasota Estate Auction
        • Besler - Lily
          Mar. 23, 2024

          Besler - Lily

          Est: $1,500 - $2,500

          This splendid folio botanical engraving is from Basilius Besler's rare and highly sought after work Hortus Eystettensis, sive Diligens et accurata omnium Plantarum, Florum, Stirpium, ex variis orbis terrae partibus, singulari studio collectarum, quae in celeberrimis viridariis arcem episcopalem ibidem cingentibus, olim conspiciebantur delineatio et ad vivum. The print available is from the edition published in 1713 in Nuremberg and Eichstatt. The engraving was printed on superior chain-linked, watermarked paper. These feature very nice, wide margins. Bishop-prince Johann Konrad von Gemmingen created a magnificent garden to praise God and celebrate the diversity of creation. In the early 1600s, the bishop-prince commissioned Basilius Besler to create a catalogue of his garden and thus Hortus Eystettensis was produced. Besler’s work, which depicted over 1100 specimens, is still widely considered one of the best botanical works ever created. Most of the plants depicted were drawn at their actual size. The first edition of the work was printed in 1613 and consisted of only about 300 copies. Hortus Eystettensis is truly a masterpiece and one of the most comprehensive and alluring botanical works ever produced. In the preface to an 1806 edition, Franz Seraph Widmann said “...by reason of...the magnificence of its engravings, [this work] deserves to rank high among the rarest works of its kind."

          Trillium Antique Prints & Rare Books
        • Besler - Eggplant (Melanzana fructu pallido)
          Mar. 23, 2024

          Besler - Eggplant (Melanzana fructu pallido)

          Est: $1,500 - $2,500

          This splendid folio botanical engraving is from Basilius Besler's rare and highly sought after work Hortus Eystettensis, sive Diligens et accurata omnium Plantarum, Florum, Stirpium, ex variis orbis terrae partibus, singulari studio collectarum, quae in celeberrimis viridariis arcem episcopalem ibidem cingentibus, olim conspiciebantur delineatio et ad vivum. The print available is from the edition published in 1713 in Nuremberg and Eichstatt. The engraving was printed on superior chain-linked, watermarked paper. These feature very nice, wide margins. Bishop-prince Johann Konrad von Gemmingen created a magnificent garden to praise God and celebrate the diversity of creation. In the early 1600s, the bishop-prince commissioned Basilius Besler to create a catalogue of his garden and thus Hortus Eystettensis was produced. Besler’s work, which depicted over 1100 specimens, is still widely considered one of the best botanical works ever created. Most of the plants depicted were drawn at their actual size. The first edition of the work was printed in 1613 and consisted of only about 300 copies. Hortus Eystettensis is truly a masterpiece and one of the most comprehensive and alluring botanical works ever produced. In the preface to an 1806 edition, Franz Seraph Widmann said “...by reason of...the magnificence of its engravings, [this work] deserves to rank high among the rarest works of its kind."

          Trillium Antique Prints & Rare Books
        • BASILIUS BESLER (GERMAN 1561-1629)
          Mar. 20, 2024

          BASILIUS BESLER (GERMAN 1561-1629)

          Est: £200 - £300

          BASILIUS BESLER (GERMAN 1561-1629) FICUS INDICA EYSTETTEN, FIS EX UNO FOLIO ENATALU, XURIANS with initials JL in the plate lower centre hand coloured engraving 52 x 39cm; 20 1/2 x 15 1/4in 60 x 47 1/2 ; 23 1/2 x 18 1/2in (framed) Property from a Private Collection The initials JL in the plate are those of the engraver Johannes Leypold. offered for sale without reserve

          Olympia Auctions
        • Basilius Besler
          Mar. 16, 2024

          Basilius Besler

          Est: €600 - €800

          Basilius Besler 1561 Nürnberg - 1629 Nürnberg - Vier Blätter aus: "Hortus Eystettensis" - Vier kolorierte Kupferstiche/Papier. Je ca. 48 x 39 cm, 53 x 42 cm. Unter Glas gerahmt. Gebräunt. Beschn. Partiell Knickspuren. Apotheker und Autor des "Hortus Eystettensis", 1613.

          Das Kunst- und Auktionshaus Kastern GmbH & Co KG
        • Basilius Besler, hand-colored engraving, c. 1613
          Mar. 07, 2024

          Basilius Besler, hand-colored engraving, c. 1613

          Est: $600 - $800

          Basilius Besler (German, 1561-1629), "Leucoium Purpureumva, riegatum flore pleno", on heavy laid paper, hinged at top into mat, matted and framed under plexiglass, 19"h x 15.75"w (plate mark), 20.75"h x 16.25"w (sheet), 30.5"h x 26.25"w (frame)

          Millea Bros Ltd
        • Basilius Besler, hand-colored engraving, c. 1613
          Mar. 07, 2024

          Basilius Besler, hand-colored engraving, c. 1613

          Est: $600 - $800

          Basilius Besler (German, 1561-1629), "Hyacinthus Orientalis" with "Tulipa praecox" and "Bulbous sylvestrisseu", on laid paper, gallery COA on verso, hand-painted border on mat, framed under glass, 19"h x 15.5"w (sight), 29"h x 26"w (frame)

          Millea Bros Ltd
        • After Basilius Besler (1561-1629): Botanicals: Six Plates
          Mar. 06, 2024

          After Basilius Besler (1561-1629): Botanicals: Six Plates

          Est: $1,500 - $3,000

          Six engravings with hand-coloring on laid paper. All 19 x 15 1/2 in. (sight), 28 1/2 x 24 1/2 in. (frame).

          STAIR
        • Besler Basilius, Hortus Eystettensis. S.l.: Aboca Museum Edizioni, 2006.
          Mar. 06, 2024

          Besler Basilius, Hortus Eystettensis. S.l.: Aboca Museum Edizioni, 2006.

          Est: €600 - €1,200

          3 volumi in-folio (mm 520x430). Esemplare splendidamente illustrato. Legatura originale in pergamena, con cornici e fregi a secco ai piatti. Qualche spellatura ai piatti, altrimenti buona conservazione. Presente il volume di Commentario, con legatura originale in piena pelle e sovraccoperta editoriale illustrata. Uno dei 1450 esemplari in cifre arabe, su una tiratura complessiva di 1500 copie. (4)

          Gonnelli Casa d'Aste
        • Besler, Basilius
          Feb. 24, 2024

          Besler, Basilius

          Est: -

          Besler, Basilius 1561 Nürnberg - 1629 ebd., attr. Wohl ein Blatt aus dem Hortus Eystettensis mit fünf verschiedenen Rosensorten Rosa Canella Rubicunda etc. Kolorierter Kupferstich auf Papier. Mit Passepartout. Größe der Platte ca. 33 x 21 cm, Blattgröße ca. 42 x 28 cm. Blatt ist teils durchstochen, teils fleckig und stark gebräunt. Zustand wie abgebildet, bitte selbst besichtigen. Besler, Basil 1561 Nuremberg - 1629 ibid, attr. Probably a sheet from the Hortus Eystettensis with five different kinds of roses Rosa Canella Rubicunda etc.. Coloured copper engraving on paper. With passepartout. Size of plate ca. 33 x 21 cm, size of sheet ca. 42 x 28 cm. Sheet partly pierced, partly stained and strongly browned. Condition as illustrated, please inspect for yourself.

          Auktionshaus Sieglin GmbH
        • Basilius Besler (German 1561-1629), "Bellus maior, Chrysanthemum Creticum Luteum and Chrysanthemum Creticum Mixtum": From 'Hortus Eystettensis', possibly from the 1613 edition, engraving with hand-coloring Frame: 34 x 30
          Jan. 30, 2024

          Basilius Besler (German 1561-1629), "Bellus maior, Chrysanthemum Creticum Luteum and Chrysanthemum Creticum Mixtum": From 'Hortus Eystettensis', possibly from the 1613 edition, engraving with hand-coloring Frame: 34 x 30

          Est: $400 - $600

          Basilius Besler (German 1561-1629), "Bellus maior, Chrysanthemum Creticum Luteum and Chrysanthemum Creticum Mixtum": From 'Hortus Eystettensis', possibly from the 1613 edition, engraving with hand-coloring

          Weschler's
        • BASILIUS BESLER & LUDWIG JUNGERMANN Hortus Eystettensis FIVE BOTANICAL COPPER ENGRAVINGS,
          Jan. 27, 2024

          BASILIUS BESLER & LUDWIG JUNGERMANN Hortus Eystettensis FIVE BOTANICAL COPPER ENGRAVINGS,

          Est: €600 - €700

          BASILIUS BESLER & LUDWIG JUNGERMANN "Hortus Eystettensis" FIVE BOTANICAL COPPER ENGRAVINGS, 17/18 c., five hand-coloured engravings of different editions with botanical graphics after plants from the "Eichstetter Garten" of Prince-Bishop Johann Konrad von Gemmingen, with illustrations of Mandragora foemina (mandrake), Aloe (Aloe vera) and others, each printed on strong paper, verso partly with text, partly inscribed in pencil. HxW approx.: 53/42 cm. Heavy traces of age, partially glued with passepartout or with residues of former mounting.

          Auktionshaus Eppli
        • Basilius Besler (1561-1629)
          Jan. 25, 2024

          Basilius Besler (1561-1629)

          Est: $600 - $900

          [PLANT STUDIES] Six hand-colored engravings, from Hortus Eystettensis (The Garden of Eichstatt), Eichstatt and Nuremberg, 1613, one framed (without glazing). Plates approximately 19 x 15 3/4 inches; 483 x 400 mm. Sheets approximately 22 1/8 x 17 3/8 inches; 562 x 441 mm. Frame 27 3/4 x 24 1/2 inches; 705 x 622 mm.

          DOYLE Auctioneers & Appraisers
        • Lot of 4 vintage floral artworks: Basilius Besler (German, 1561 - 1629) Ranunculus flore globose and Urtica romana botanical prints, 24"H x 21"W (largest)
          Jan. 06, 2024

          Lot of 4 vintage floral artworks: Basilius Besler (German, 1561 - 1629) Ranunculus flore globose and Urtica romana botanical prints, 24"H x 21"W (largest)

          Est: $100 - $200

          Lot of 4 vintage floral artworks: Basilius Besler (German, 1561 - 1629) Ranunculus flore globose and Urtica romana botanical prints, embroidered needlework bouquet, lily print

          Ripley Auctions
        • Basilius Besler (German 1561-1629), Poeonia Peregrina Flore Coccineo (Peony), Hand-colored engraving with Latin text on verso, c. 1613, Sight size: 483 x 400 mm (19 x 15-3/4 in)
          Dec. 08, 2023

          Basilius Besler (German 1561-1629), Poeonia Peregrina Flore Coccineo (Peony), Hand-colored engraving with Latin text on verso, c. 1613, Sight size: 483 x 400 mm (19 x 15-3/4 in)

          Est: $800 - $1,200

          Basilius Besler (German, 1561-1629) Poeonia Peregrina Flore Coccineo (Peony) Hand-colored engraving with Latin text on verso, c. 1613; apparently in good condition. Framed.*

          Weschler's
        • Basilius Besler (German, 1561-1629), Three Botanical Illustrations from Hortus Eystettensis
          Dec. 02, 2023

          Basilius Besler (German, 1561-1629), Three Botanical Illustrations from Hortus Eystettensis

          Est: $1,000 - $1,500

          Basilius Besler (German, 1561-1629) Three Botanical Illustrations from Hortus Eystettensis hand-colored engraving 19 1/2 x 15 1/2 inches (sight) 31 x 26 inches (frame)

          Fontaine's Auction Gallery
        • 3 Basil Besler hand colored engravings Hortus Eystettensis
          Dec. 02, 2023

          3 Basil Besler hand colored engravings Hortus Eystettensis

          Est: $400 - $800

          Besler, Basilius (Basil) (German, 1561-1629), 3 from: Hortus Eystettensis (The Garden of Eichstatt), including Plate 225, Abutilon (flowering maple), Dramatic Aloe, and Carnation; Caryophyllus, 20 x 15.75 inches, hand colored copper engravings with period color, framed in matching gilded frames and 2 with both sides showing text on reverse, frame size 24 x 20 inches,

          Concept Art Gallery
        • Basilius Besler (German, 1561-1629), Botanicals from the Hortus Eystettensis, circa 1613 (4), hand colored engravings on laid paper, 20 x 16 1/2 in. (51 x 42 cm)
          Nov. 29, 2023

          Basilius Besler (German, 1561-1629), Botanicals from the Hortus Eystettensis, circa 1613 (4), hand colored engravings on laid paper, 20 x 16 1/2 in. (51 x 42 cm)

          Est: $2,000 - $3,000

          Basilius Besler (German, 1561-1629) Botanicals from the Hortus Eystettensis, circa 1613 (4) hand colored engravings on laid paper later hand colored engravings from the first edition published in two issues (one with descriptive text printed on the verso and one without) all four here are those with text; limited to 300 copies. Published by Nuremberg and Eichstatt. The plates were laid together in accordance to the seasons within which the flowers appeared; the four plates here are decidedly mid-spring Tulips, and late spring to early summer Lillies.

          Andrew Jones Auctions
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