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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He was elected member of the newly founded Accademia dei Lincei inand became its Chancellor and Secretary. The first edition printed copies, which took four years to sell. For more guidance, see Wikipedia: In other projects Wikimedia Commons.

The Hortus Gortus changed botanical art overnight. The plates were of garden flowers, herbs and vegetables, exotic plants such as castor-oil eystettwnsis arum lilies. The luxury version sold for an exorbitant florinswhile the plain, uncoloured copies went for 35 florins each.

This article may be expanded with text translated from the corresponding article in German. Views Read Edit View history. Painted halls and pleasure rooms further adorned the gardens.

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

Lot From a Private European Library. 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.

Italian, probably Milanese, midth-century russet calf over pasteboard, border of gilt and blind fillets, large central lozenge horttus 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.

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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’? Very possibly Dr Giovanni Faber Bamberg Romeprofessor of medicine, director of the papal botanical garden and member of the Accademia dei Lincei.


Hainhofer had been instructed to acquire for Duke August an uncoloured copy in sheets, and in this letter he reports that the price of an uncoloured copy had risen to 48 florins; that he had managed to obtain for Duke August a copy otherwise destined for Faber; and that two other copies still remained for sale. As Eystetgensis 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.

The work was published twice more in Nuremberg, in andusing the same plates. Do not translate text that appears unreliable or low-quality. Wikimedia Commons has media related to Hortus Eystettensis. Despite much interest in the work and numerous documentary sources, much mystery still surrounds its publication.

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

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.

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.

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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.

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Sale Valuable Books and Manuscripts. London 13 July The present copy is the only one known to have systettensis coloured south of the Alps and the only one extra-illustrated. Capecci, L’accademia dei lincei e la cultura europeap. The images were often inadequate for identification, and had little claim to being aesthetic. The work was first published in and consisted of copper engravings, with an average of eystettemsis plants per page, so that a total of species were depicted.

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By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. These were depicted near life-size, producing rich detail. Exact name of German article]]; see its history for attribution. Contact Client Service info christies. Machine translation like Deepl or Google Eystrttensis is a useful starting point for translations, but translators must revise errors as necessary and confirm that the translation is accurate, rather than simply copy-pasting machine-translated text into the English Wikipedia.

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.

Content in this edit is translated from the existing German Wikipedia article at [[: 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.