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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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 eyststtensis, 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 present copy is the only one known to have been coloured south of the Alps and the only one extra-illustrated. Giovanni Faber, a German physician, came to Rome for scientific studies.
Lacking season titles as often; a few small wormholes in title, preliminary leaves, first few and final 7 plates; single eysetttensis in blank area through plate 85; faint dampstaining in first approx. The hortu is dedicated to Giovanni Faber; and dated 20 December The modern French translation of the hortjs appears under the title Herbier des quatres saisonsand Italian hortuz is L’erbario delle quattro stagioni.
These were depicted near life-size, producing rich detail. The additional drawings are by at least two artists. 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. Do not translate text that appears unreliable or low-quality.
Christie’s is grateful to Nicolas Barker for sharing his expertise on the edition rystettensis its colouring. Articles to be expanded from October All articles to be expanded Articles needing translation from German Wikipedia. A model attribution edit summary using German: 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.
The majority of drawings are directly on the plate and are very fine, possibly by the artist who coloured the work. Faber counted among his close friends the artists Eystettsnsis, Brill and Elsheimer, and scientists across Europe, including Christoph Clavius, Marcus Welser, Giovanni della Porta, and many others.
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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. The work was published twice more in Nuremberg, in andusing the same plates. The plates were of garden flowers, herbs and vegetables, exotic plants such as castor-oil and arum lilies. Retrieved from ” https: The work generally reflected the four seasons, showing first the flowering and then the fruiting stages.
While uncoloured copies were available for 35 florins rising to 48coloured copies cost florins. Wikimedia Commons has media related to Hortus Eystettensis. He became assistant physician at the S. Contact Client Service info christies.
Eysteftensis broadsheet x mm. The original drawings used in preparing the plates for publication survive at the University of Erlangen, and of the copperplates, long thought to have been melted at the Munich mint c.
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Capecci, L’accademia dei lincei e la cultura europeap. Besler’s portrait appears on the frontispiece holding a sprig of basilpunning on his name. History of botany Botanical literature.
Exact name of German article]]; see its history for attribution. Descriptions of the plants were in Latin and showed remarkable anticipation of the binomial system, in that the captions often consisted of the first two or three words of the description. The luxury version sold for an exorbitant florinswhile the plain, uncoloured copies went for 35 florins each.
Camerarius’ nephew, Ludwig Jungermann —was a botanist and wrote the lion’s share of the descriptive text. 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. London 13 July If possible, verify the text with references provided in the foreign-language article.
Contemporary Italian colouring of c.
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From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Sale Valuable Books and Manuscripts. This page was last edited on 13 Januaryat Hainhofer had been instructed to acquire for Duke August an uncoloured yortus in sheets, and in this letter eystettensjs 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.
Views Read Edit View history. The images were often inadequate for identification, and had little claim to being aesthetic.
The layout was artistically pleasing and quite modern in concept, with the hand-colouring adding greatly to the final effect. Lot From a Private European Library. David Paisey has observed that if the watermark is read as Briquet did as a pine-cone within an armorial shield, then it eystttensis be the arms of Augsburg, which further points to Wolfgang Kilian’s shop at Augsburg as responsible for the engravings cf.
The Bishop, Johann Konrad eystetteniss Gemmingen, commissioned Besler to produce the work, which he compiled over sixteen years, although the bishop died before its completion. Some of the drawings appear to be by another artist. Herzog August of Braunschweig exclaimed in disbelief over the price of a coloured copy, but acquired one nonetheless, once he was assured that he horuts indeed understood the price correctly. Content in this edit is translated from the existing German Wikipedia article at [[: View a machine-translated version of the German article.