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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While uncoloured copies were available for 35 florins rising to 48coloured copies cost florins. 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.

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 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.

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The emphasis in botanicals of previous centuries had been on medicinal and culinary herbs, and these had usually been depicted in a crude manner. Five drawings are on separate sheets bound in, one on prepared blue paper with an inscription in Italian on eysttettensis verso, and one of the giant granadilla, representing the specimen grown by Cardinal Farnese.

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

Machine translation like Deepl or Google Translate 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.


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. The layout was artistically pleasing and quite modern in concept, with the hand-colouring adding greatly to the final effect. The first edition was published in two issues: The work generally reflected the four seasons, showing first the flowering and then the fruiting stages.

Very possibly Dr Giovanni Faber Bamberg Romeprofessor of medicine, director of the papal botanical garden and member of the Accademia dei Lincei. The work was published twice more in Nuremberg, in andusing the same plates. Wikimedia Commons has media related to Hortus Eystettensis.

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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.

This article may be expanded with text translated from the corresponding article in German. Christie’s is grateful to Nicolas Barker for sharing his expertise on the edition and its colouring. The first edition printed copies, which took four years to sell. Neither the printer rystettensis the engraved plates nor of the letterpress text has been identified.

Exact name of German article]]; see its history for attribution. Painted halls and pleasure rooms further adorned the gardens. Do not translate text that appears unreliable or low-quality. 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 eyxtettensis at the Munich mint c.

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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. View a machine-translated version of the German article. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.


The luxury version sold for an exorbitant florinswhile the plain, uncoloured copies went for 35 florins each. The present copy is the only one known to have been coloured south of the Alps and the only one extra-illustrated. Flowers were drawn from life with flower boxes sent to Nuremberg so that artists there could work from fresh specimens, with the result that these plant portraits serve both as documentation and pleasure; here is a garden made perennial and evergreen.

These were depicted near life-size, producing rich detail. The copy contains 15 additional 17th-century original drawings in water- and body-colour and a hand-coloured engraving of eysettensis passion flower, giant granadilla. For more guidance, see Wikipedia: Royal broadsheet x mm. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. The Hortus Eystettensis changed botanical art overnight. Besler had the assistance of his brother and a group of skilled German draughtsmen and engravers, including Sebastian Schedel, an accomplished painter, and Wolfgang Eyshettensisa skilled engraver from Augsburg.

The Bishop, Johann Konrad von Gemmingen, commissioned Besler to produce the work, which he compiled over sixteen years, although the bishop died before its completion.

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Despite much interest in the work and numerous documentary sources, much mystery still surrounds its publication. Interestingly, a similar print of the giant granadilla, but with caption by Tobia Aldini and dated Venice, 20 Julyis preserved in the copy of the Hortus Eystettensiscoloured in Germany, bound in Italy, and owned hprtus the noted Venetian art patron, Andrea Vendramin fl.

In other projects Wikimedia Commons. Contact Client Service info christies. Tongiorgi Tomasi Oak Spring Flora The additional drawings are by at least two artists.