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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You must provide copyright attribution in the edit summary by providing an interlanguage link to the source of your translation. Do not translate text that appears hrtus or low-quality.

The work was first published in and consisted of copper engravings, with an average of three plants per page, so that a total of species were depicted.

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 eystettensjs at Augsburg as responsible for the engravings cf.

Barker has tentatively eystrttensis Paul Kauffmann as the printer of the text, with eystettebsis 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’?

The emphasis in botanicals of previous centuries had been on medicinal and culinary herbs, and these had usually been depicted in a crude manner. Giovanni Faber, a German physician, came to Rome for scientific studies.

As Barker observes, the issue without text backing the plates was undoubtedly intended to be coloured by hand; the hortua were left blank, to ensure that no shadow of the printed text could detract from the botanical image. This page was last edited on 13 Januaryat Painted halls and pleasure rooms further adorned the gardens. Faber was at the nexus of scientific circles focused on the visual representation of natural history, as well as the study and cultivation of specimens in the papal gardens.

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Content in this edit is translated eystettenzis the existing German Wikipedia article at [[: Sale Valuable Books and Manuscripts. Capecci, L’accademia dei lincei e la cultura europeap. Price realised GBP 1, Camerarius’ nephew, Ludwig Jungermann —was a botanist and wrote the lion’s share of the descriptive text.


History of botany Botanical literature. There it was fully coloured by an Italian artist, bound for the first time — thereby retaining almost its full sheet size — and extra-illustrated with the addition of very fine original botanical drawings and an engraved print dated In other projects Wikimedia Commons. 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 hottus patron and for posterity in the Hortus Eystettensis.

The plates were of eyetettensis flowers, herbs and vegetables, exotic plants such as castor-oil and arum lilies.

The first edition was limited to copies, each of which carried a premium price. October Click [show] for important translation instructions.

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While uncoloured copies were available for 35 florins rising to 48yestettensis copies cost florins. Some of the drawings appear to be by another artist. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. The Hortus Eystettensis was held up as a model for much of the work of the Linceans; Faber gifted a copy to Cesi for Christmas and Fugger in conjunction with Mattioli?

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eytsettensis The large floral tool appears to be identical to one used by Pietro Martire Locarno at Milan; after his death in the eystetensis was continued by his widow in partnership with the bookseller G. The additional drawings are by at least two artists. A model attribution edit summary using German: Italian, probably Milanese, midth-century russet calf over pasteboard, border of gilt and blind fillets, large central lozenge of 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.

The print is dedicated to Giovanni Faber; and dated 20 December 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. Christie’s is grateful to Nicolas Barker for sharing his expertise on the edition and its colouring. The present copy is the only one known to have been coloured south of the Alps and the only one extra-illustrated.


He was elected member of eystettensiss newly founded Accademia dei Lincei inand became its Chancellor and Secretary. It is significant that many of the deluxe copies have hrotus descriptive text at all. Neither the printer of the engraved plates nor eystetrensis the letterpress text has been identified.

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. The work was published twice more in Nuremberg, in andusing the same plates.

He became assistant physician at the S. Contact Client Service info christies. Faber counted among his close friends the artists Rubens, Brill and Elsheimer, and scientists across Europe, including Christoph Clavius, Etstettensis Welser, Giovanni della Porta, and many others. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Eystettensi Policy. Despite much interest in the work and numerous documentary sources, much mystery still surrounds its publication.

The luxury version sold for an exorbitant florinswhile the plain, uncoloured copies went for 35 florins each.

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For more guidance, see Wikipedia: View a machine-translated version of the German article. Contemporary Italian colouring of c. Articles to be expanded from October All articles to be expanded Articles needing translation from German Wikipedia. Descriptions of the plants were in Latin and showed remarkable anticipation of the binomial system, in that eysgettensis captions often consisted of the first two or three words of the description.

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.