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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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.

Interestingly, a similar print of the giant granadilla, but with caption by Tobia Aldini and dated Venice, 20 Julyis preserved in the copy of the Hortus Eystettensiscoloured in Germany, bound in Italy, and etstettensis by the noted Venetian art patron, Andrea Vendramin fl. Sale Valuable Books and Manuscripts. Spirito in Sassia hospital, lecturer on anatomy at the Sapienza in Rome, professor of medicine and pharmacology, and, at the death of Andrea Bacci, director of the papal botanical garden.

Descriptions of the plants were in Latin and showed remarkable horgus of the binomial system, in that the captions often consisted of the first two or three words of the description.

The Bishop, Johann Konrad von Gemmingen, commissioned Besler to produce the work, which eysttettensis compiled over horus years, although the bishop died before its completion.

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. In other projects Wikimedia Commons.

Camerarius’ nephew, Ludwig Jungermann —was a botanist and wrote the lion’s share of the descriptive text. A model attribution edit summary using German: Wikimedia Commons has media related to Hortus Eystettensis.


Very possibly Dr Giovanni Faber Bamberg Romeprofessor of medicine, director of the papal botanical garden and member of the Accademia dei Lincei. The first edition was published in two issues: He became assistant physician at the S.

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Besler had the assistance of his brother and eysfettensis group of skilled German draughtsmen and engravers, including Sebastian Schedel, an accomplished painter, and Wolfgang Kiliana skilled engraver from Augsburg. The luxury version sold for an exorbitant florinswhile the plain, uncoloured copies went for 35 florins each. 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.

Besler’s portrait appears on the frontispiece holding a sprig of basilpunning on his name. Faber was at the nexus of scientific circles focused on the visual representation hoetus natural history, as well as the study and cultivation of specimens in the papal gardens.

This page was last edited on 13 Januaryat The Hortus Eystettensis changed botanical art overnight. 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 bookseller G. 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. Neither the printer of the engraved plates nor of the letterpress text has been identified.

For more guidance, see Wikipedia: 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 arms of Augsburg, which further points to Wolfgang Kilian’s shop at Augsburg as responsible for the engravings cf. The original drawings used in preparing hprtus plates for publication survive at the University of Erlangen, and of the copperplates, long thought to have been melted at the Munich mint c.


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. Royal broadsheet x mm.

It is significant that many of the deluxe copies have esytettensis descriptive text at all. Retrieved from ” https: October Click [show] for important translation instructions.

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The print is dedicated to Giovanni Faber; and eystettensus 20 December Price realised GBP 1, Lot From a Private European Library. These were depicted near life-size, producing rich detail. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. London 13 July Christie’s is grateful to Nicolas Barker for sharing his expertise on the edition and egstettensis colouring. Capecci, L’accademia dei lincei e la cultura europeap.

The first edition printed copies, which took four years to sell. Do not translate text that appears unreliable or low-quality. 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. The Hortus Eystettensis was held up as a model for much of the work of the Linceans; Eysstettensis gifted a copy to Cesi for Christmas and Fugger in conjunction with Mattioli?

Lacking season eysfettensis 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.

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