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A PAIR OF FRAMED GERMAN HAND COLORED BOTANICAL ENGRAVINGS AFTER BASILIS BESLER (German 1561-1629) "HORTUS EYSTETTENSIS," NUREMBERG, 1613, including examples of the folios "Leucojum Purpureum Variegatum and Pleno Flore Album Purpureis Maculis Signatum" and "Pseudo Struthium, Pulegium Regium, and Pulegium Cervinum," on watermarked laid paper. Height: 19 1/2" Width: 16 7/16" NOTE: Besler was a well known botanist in Nuremberg, who contributed much to the knowledge and medicinal use of flowering plants. It took sixteen years to complete over 1,000 representations of flowers for his Hortus Eytettensis (The Garden of Eichstatt). Only several hundred completed copies of the first edition were published in 1613.


Plates are in overall good condition, image areas pristine, a few spots in margin extremities, including one with light water stain in top right corner, well preserved engravings. Not removed from frames for inspection. Simpson Galleries strongly encourages in-person inspection of items by the bidder. Statements by Simpson Galleries regarding the condition of objects are for guidance only and should not be relied upon as statements of fact and do not constitute a representation, warranty, or assumption of liability by Simpson Galleries. All lots offered are sold "AS IS."

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