Auction 99, Lot 687

"The Garden at Eichstatt: The Book of Plants", Besler, Basilius

Subject: Reference - Natural History

Period: 2000 (published)

Publication: Taschen (publ)


11.5 x 13.8 inches
29.2 x 35.1 cm

First published in 1613 by Basilius Besler, a Nuremberg apothecary, under the title of "Hortus Eystettenis," this work is considered one of the great treasures of botanical literature and illustration. This magnificently lavish presentation of almost 1100 plant types produced from the original in the Museum National d'Histoire Naturelle in Paris. Introduction by Klaus Walter Littger and botanical annotations by Wener Dressendorfer. 464 pp, 360 colored plates from the originals, and numerous other illustrations. Hardbound with illustrated dustjacket.


Condition: A

Contents excellent. Dustjacket has tear and creased at top of spine.

Estimate: $50 - $60

Sold for: $0

Closed on 6/12/2002