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Iris Florontina. Iris Calcedonica latifolia. Iris Illyrica.

Basil Besler; Kilian, Wolfgang

Editorial: Basil Besler, Nuremberg
Arte / Grabado / Póster Condición: Very Good
Librería: Alexandre Antique Prints, Maps & Books (Toronto, ON, Canada)

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Latin text on verso. Basil Besler's great botanical work, "Hortus Eystettensis ." is one the most important botanical books ever published.The author, Basilius Besler (1562-1629), was a Nuremberg apothecary and botanist.The work commemorated the celebrated gardens of its patron, Johann Konrad von Gemmingen, Prince Bishop of Eichstatt. 'The Book is horticultural rather than botanical, and is the earliest pictorial record of flowers in a single garden. It is divided into Spring, Summer, Autumn and Winter sections and is concerned almost entirely with ornamental plants. The plates depict over 1000 flowers representing 667 species, many of them exotics appearing for the first time. The original drawings (most of them now in the University Library, Erlangen) took sixteen years to complete. With Bishops patronage Besler worked as an artist, author and publisher directing a team of ten artists and engravers. The most important being Wolfgang Kilian of Ausburg. The work was completed in Autumn 1613. References: Nissen 158; Pritzel 745; Hunt 430; Blunt pp95-97; Hans Baier, Aus dem Antiquariat, n.95, 1970, pp.273-280; Coats, The book of Flowers., Image Size : , Platemark Size : 468x395 (mm), 18.43x15.55 (Inches), Paper Size : 514x433 (mm), 20.24x17.05 (Inches), Hand Colored, Copper Engraving. N° de ref. de la librería P4052

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Título: Iris Florontina. Iris Calcedonica latifolia....

Editorial: Basil Besler, Nuremberg

Condición del libro:Very Good

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Alexandre Antique Prints, Maps & Books are specialist dealers in 15th to 19th century Prints, Maps and Books. The gallery is able to offer one of the largest selections of Prints and Maps available in North America. The business was founded in 1982 and has supplied Prints, Maps and Books to many private and public art collectors. It strives to present a friendly and helpful atmosphere to both expert and amateur collectors. The shop has grown considerably since its humble beginnings to an internationally respected firm. We exhibit at major map & book fairs in North America and Europe and are happy to organize presentations of materials for corporations, interior designers and individuals. We are always interested in purchasing collections or individual items of quality. Catalogues and lists are issued periodically and we would be delighted to have details of customers’ specific interests, so we can contact them when examples come into stock.

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