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BESLER, B. - Besler Copper Plate Botanical Engraving

BESLER, B. - Besler Copper Plate Botanical Engraving
Besler Copper Plate Botanical Engraving - BESLER, B.
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Title : Besler Copper Plate Botanical Engraving.
Map maker : BESLER, B..
Date : Nuremberg, 1640.
Size : 20.8 x 16.7 inches. / 52.8 x 42.5 cm.
Colouring : Coloured

Description :Basilius Besler ?The most impressive of the early seventeenth-century florilegia was the Hortus Eystettensis, published at Eichstatt near Nuremberg in 1613 under the patronage of Johann Conrad von Gemmingen, Bishop of Eichstatt, in whose garden most of the plants were grown. This was a massive enterprise; its author, the Nuremberg apothecary Basil Besler (1561 - 1629) worked on and off for sixteen years on the drawings and six engravers produced the plates. ?each plant at life size.?
From The Art of Botanical Illustration by Martin Rix. Besler was assisted by his physician brother and by a team of excellent German draftsmen and engravers, including Wolfgang Kilian of Augsburg. The engravings are from copper plates.
Condition : Generally good condition

ID: 90465

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