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Basilius Besler's Florilegium. The Book of Plants (Hardcover) Loot Price: R332
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Basilius Besler's Florilegium. The Book of Plants (Hardcover): Klaus Walter Littger, Werner Dressendorfer

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Basilius Besler's Florilegium. The Book of Plants (Hardcover)

Klaus Walter Littger, Werner Dressendorfer

Series: Bibliotheca Universalis

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A magnificent pictorial document of the flowers grown in the greatest German garden of its time, the Hortus Eystettensis is in a class of its own when it comes to the range of flowers engraved. First published in 1613, the 367 copperplate engravings by Basilius Besler (1561-1629) capture the spectacular diversity of the palatial gardens of Prince-Bishop Johann Konrad von Gemmingen (1593/95-1612) in Eichstatt, Bavaria, Germany. The meticulous illustrations are organized according to the four seasons, and, following the classification system used today, show plants belonging to a total of 90 families and covering 340 genera. The whole collection is regarded as one of the finest treasures of botanical literature; it was described by Carl Linnaeus, the legendary 18th-century botanist and zoologist, as an "incomparable work." Besler's pictorial catalog long outlived the gardens, which were destroyed in 1634 by invading Swedish troops. In auction, the asking price for a first-edition copy of Hortus Eystettensis is now more than half a million dollars. With this edition, TASCHEN opens up the garden to a much wider audience: a rich and beautiful record, destined to keep the garden's beauty in bloom.

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Imprint: Taschen
Country of origin: Germany
Series: Bibliotheca Universalis
Release date: March 2016
First published: 2016
Authors: Klaus Walter Littger • Werner Dressendorfer
Dimensions: 195 x 140 x 48mm (L x W x T)
Format: Hardcover - Cloth over boards
Pages: 544
ISBN-13: 978-3-8365-5787-0
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LSN: 3-8365-5787-8
Barcode: 9783836557870

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