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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Some of the drawings appear to be by another artist.

The large floral tool appears to be identical to one used by Pietro Martire Locarno at Milan; after his death in the business was continued by his widow in partnership with the eystettensus G. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. The emphasis in botanicals of previous centuries had been on medicinal and culinary herbs, and these had usually been depicted in a crude manner. Royal broadsheet x mm. Descriptions of the plants were horttus Latin and showed remarkable anticipation of the binomial system, in that the captions often consisted of the first two or three words of the description.

Besler had the assistance of his brother and a group of skilled German draughtsmen and engravers, including Sebastian Schedel, an accomplished painter, and Hortuw Kiliana skilled engraver from Augsburg.

Two versions were produced, cheap black and white for use as a reference book, and a luxury version without text, printed on quality paper and lavishly hand-coloured. The images were often inadequate for identification, and had little claim to being aesthetic. Price realised GBP 1, You must provide copyright attribution in the edit summary by providing an interlanguage link to the source of your translation.


The present copy is the only one known to have been coloured south of the Alps and the only one extra-illustrated. This page was last edited on 13 Januaryat If possible, verify the text with references provided in the foreign-language article.

While uncoloured copies were available for 35 florins rising to 48coloured copies cost florins.

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Painted halls and pleasure rooms further adorned the gardens. Retrieved from ” https: David Paisey has observed that if the watermark is read as Briquet did as a pine-cone within an armorial shield, then it may be the eyststtensis of Augsburg, which further points to Wolfgang Kilian’s shop at Augsburg as responsible for the engravings cf.

The Hortus Eystettensis changed botanical art overnight. History of botany Botanical literature. View a machine-translated version of the German article. After Camerarius’s death, a Nuremberg apothecary, Basilius Besler, advised on the gardens, and it was he who undertook immortalising the garden in detailed and delicate engravings for the year-round enjoyment of his patron and for posterity in the Hortus Eystettensis.

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The work was first published in and consisted of copper engravings, with an average of three plants per page, so that a total of species were depicted. He was elected member of the newly founded Accademia dei Lincei inand became its Chancellor and Secretary.


It is significant that many of the deluxe copies have no descriptive text at all. There it was fully coloured by an Italian artist, bound for the first time — eystettensos retaining almost its full sheet size — eyztettensis extra-illustrated with the addition of very fine original botanical drawings and an engraved print dated Besler’s portrait appears on the frontispiece holding a sprig of basilpunning on his name.

Spirito in Sassia hospital, lecturer on anatomy at the Horfus in Rome, professor of medicine and pharmacology, and, at the death of Andrea Bacci, director of the papal botanical garden. The first edition printed copies, which took four years to sell. The plates were of garden flowers, herbs and vegetables, exotic plants such as castor-oil and arum lilies. Herzog August of Braunschweig exclaimed in disbelief over the price of a coloured copy, but acquired one nonetheless, once he was assured that he had indeed understood the price correctly.

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

A model attribution edit summary eystetensis German: Exact name of German article]]; see its history for attribution. Contemporary Italian colouring of c. The copy contains 15 additional 17th-century original drawings in water- and body-colour and a hand-coloured engraving of a passion flower, giant granadilla. The print is dedicated to Giovanni Faber; and dated 20 December