The Book of Plants: The Complete Plates -by Basilius Besler ( Hortus Eystettensis / Garden of Eichstätt - Taschen Facsimile Edition )

By: Besler, Basilius; Introduction By Klaus Walter Littger; Botanical Annotations By Werner Dressendorfer

Price: $56.73

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Book Condition: Fine (see description)


----------hardcover, a Fine example, in a Fine dustjacket, looks new, no writing in the book, extra shipping may be required depending upon destination -if an issue please inquire before ordering, 441 pages, colour illustrations throughout, ---"The most famous botanical record ever committed to paper: Basilius Besler's complete Book of Plants of 1613 A magnificent pictorial document of the flowers grown in the greatest German garden of its time, the Book of Plants is in a class of its own when it comes to the variety and range of flowers engraved. Working under Basilius Besler, a team of at least ten engravers worked on this massive project, translating in situ and specimen drawings faithfully to copper plates. Nearly four hundred years old, the book has survived though the gardens did not; they were destroyed by invading Swedish troops in 1634. However, in 1998 a reconstruction of the original garden opened to the public in Eichst?tt. This facsimile's reproductions - structured by seasons - are taken from a hand-painted edition, one of only a few still extant. In auction, the asking price for a first edition copy is half a million dollars. You can now enjoy its unique qualities for somewhat less."---, any image directly beside this listing is the actual book and not a generic photo ///NOT SIGNED ---GUARANTEED to be AVAILABLE///

Title: The Book of Plants: The Complete Plates -by Basilius Besler ( Hortus Eystettensis / Garden of Eichstätt - Taschen Facsimile Edition )

Author Name: Besler, Basilius; Introduction By Klaus Walter Littger; Botanical Annotations By Werner Dressendorfer

Illustrator: Basilius Besler

Categories: Art,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: Germany, Koln / Hong Kong / London / Los Angeles / Madrid / Paris Tokyo: Taschen Books / Taschen 25 Series, 2007, 1st Edition thus, First Printing: 2007

ISBN Number: 3822838098

ISBN Number 13: 9783822838099

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition: Fine (see description)

Jacket Condition: Fine (see description)

Type: Flap Not Clipped

Inscription: Not Signed

Size: 11w x 13.25h Inches

Seller ID: 164585

Keywords: The Book of Plants: The Complete Plates -by Basilius Besler ( Hortus Eystettensis / Garden of Eichstätt - Taschen Facsimile Edition )