Hortus Eystettensis was published in to document a garden created by the Prince-Bishop of EichstStt which contained all the shrubs and flowering plants. BESLER, Basilius (). Hortus Eystettensis. [Nuremberg]: Royal broadsheet ( x mm). Letterpress: dedication to Johann Christoph, Prince. The Biodiversity Heritage Library works collaboratively to make biodiversity literature openly available to the world as part of a global biodiversity community.

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Hortus Eystettensis – Plants of the Four Seasons 9

The Bishop, Johann Konrad eystetyensis Gemmingen, commissioned Besler to produce the work, which he compiled over sixteen years, although the bishop died before its completion. Some of the drawings appear to be by another artist. History of botany Botanical literature. The original drawings used in preparing the plates for publication survive at the University of Erlangen, and of the copperplates, long thought to have been melted at the Munich mint c. The first edition was published in two issues: The plates were of garden flowers, herbs and vegetables, exotic plants such as castor-oil and arum lilies.

He was elected member of the newly founded Accademia dei Lincei inand became its Chancellor and Secretary. You must provide copyright attribution in the edit summary by providing an interlanguage link to the source of your translation. Exact name of German article]]; see its history for attribution.

As Barker observes, the issue without text backing the plates was undoubtedly intended to be coloured by hand; the versos were left blank, to ensure that no shadow of the printed text could detract from the botanical image.

Italian, probably Milanese, midth-century russet calf over pasteboard, border of gilt and blind fillets, large central lozenge of floral tools and small stars, larger tool repeated at corners and, with pomegranate tool, in spine compartments, title lettered along spine, 4 clasps, sprinkled edges, later slipcase new endpapers, a little worming, wear at spine with loss at head, lower spine compartment renewed, some rubbing, discreet repairs at extremities, clasp-leather renewed.


These were depicted near life-size, producing rich detail.

BESLER, Basilius (). Hortus Eystettensis. [Nuremberg]: | Christie’s

Faber counted among his close friends the artists Rubens, Brill and Elsheimer, and scientists across Europe, including Christoph Clavius, Marcus Welser, Giovanni della Porta, and many others. This article may be expanded with text translated from the corresponding article in German. Royal broadsheet x mm.

Besler had the assistance of his brother and a group of skilled German draughtsmen and engravers, including Sebastian Schedel, an accomplished painter, and Wolfgang Kilianhhortus skilled engraver from Augsburg. In other projects Wikimedia Commons. Giovanni Faber, a German physician, came to Rome for scientific studies. The horths edition was limited to copies, each of which carried a premium price.

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Hortus Eystettensis – Plants of the Four Seasons 9

Content in this edit is translated from the existing German Wikipedia article at [[: Horhus a machine-translated version of the German article. The work generally reflected the four seasons, showing first the flowering and then the fruiting stages. A model attribution edit summary using German: Flowers were drawn from life with flower boxes sent to Nuremberg so that artists there could work from fresh specimens, with the result that these plant portraits serve etstettensis as documentation and pleasure; here is a garden made perennial and evergreen.

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The modern French translation of the herbal appears under the title Herbier des quatres saisonsand Italian version is L’erbario delle quattro stagioni. Besler’s portrait appears on the frontispiece holding a sprig of basilpunning on his name.

Contemporary Italian colouring of c. Lacking season titles as often; a few small wormholes in title, preliminary leaves, first few and final 7 plates; single wormhole in blank area through plate 85; faint dampstaining in first approx.

Five drawings are on separate sheets bound in, one on prepared blue paper with an inscription in Italian on the verso, and one of the giant granadilla, representing the specimen grown by Cardinal Farnese. The Hortus Eystettensis was held up as a model for much of the work of the Linceans; Faber gifted a copy to Cesi for Christmas and Fugger in conjunction with Mattioli?

October Click [show] for important translation instructions. Very possibly Dr Giovanni Faber Bamberg Romeprofessor of medicine, director of the papal botanical garden eystetgensis member of the Accademia dei Lincei.

The luxury version sold for an exorbitant florinswhile the plain, uncoloured copies went for 35 florins each. Barker has tentatively suggested Paul Kauffmann as the printer of the text, with material acquired at Frankfurt through the offices of the printseller and publisher Balthasar Caimox expressly for printing the Hortus Eystettensis ‘Who printed the text of the ‘Hortus Eystettensis’?

The print, itself a rarity, depicts a passion flower, the giant granadilla, which had been first introduced into Italy that year and had flowered in the garden of Cardinal Farnese.