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Basilius Besler: The Book of Plants - The Complete Plates

Basilius Besler: The Book of Plants - The Complete Plates

Author: Basilius Besler
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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

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General Fields

  • : 9783822838099
  • : Taschen GmbH
  • : Taschen GmbH
  • : December 2006
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Basilius Besler
  • : 443