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Besler's Book of Flowers and Plants: 73 Full-Color Plates from Hortus Eystettensis, 1613
When Prince Bishop von Gemmingen founded Germany's famous garden at Eichstätt in the early seventeenth century, its lush beauty was recorded in magnificent copperplate engravings. Later published as the Hortus Eystettensis by Basilius Besler, the colorful plates expertly mirrored the diversity of the celebrated garden, making it a great treasure of botanical literature.
Paperback, 80 pages
Published September 19th 2007 by Dover Publications
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Basilius Besler (1561–1629) was a respected Nuremberg apothecary and botanist, best known for his monumental Hortus Eystettensisde:Hortus Eystettensis. He was curator of the garden of Johann Konrad von Gemmingen, prince bishop of Eichstätt in Bavaria. The bishop was an enthusiastic botanist who derived great pleasure from his garden, which was the only important European botanical garden outside I ...moreMore about Basilius Besler...