Besler: Tulips
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No.: 70 (48) Spring flowers: Tulips

  1. Tulipa lutea lituris aureis – Tulpa spec. - Wild tulip, yellow stripes
  2. Tulipa albicans, maculis latis rubentibus – Tulpa spec. - Purple tulip, white tips
  3. Tulipa diversi coloris alba linea rubente, calice citrini coloris – Tulpa spec. - Silver-white tulip, at the calyx yellow with blue outline.
  4. Tulipa explicata florum candidorum linearum rubearum – Tulpa spec. - Tulip with white and purple stripes.
  5. Tulipa ex luteo citrini coloris florum lineis dorsalibus viridibus – Tulpa Spec. - Wild tulip, yellow with a tint of green

Large coloured copper engraving on handmade paper with handwritten No. 48 in the upper right corner, from “Hortus Eystettensis", Nuremberg & Eichstätt 1613, published by Basilius Besler (1561-1629). Here a special edition from 1640, without the text on verso.

Sheet size: 47,5 cm x 39,5 cm

Beautiful depiction of tulips with their bulbs, in good condition.