Besler: Iris and GladiolusesBesler: Iris and Gladioluses
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Iris and Gladiolus

I. "Iris xiphioides" - English iris - "Iris Bulbosa flore diluto ..."
II. "Gladiolus palustris" - "Victorialis Rotunda"
III. "Gladiolus communis" -  Gladiolus with dark flowers - "Gladiolus Narbonensium ..."
IV. "Gladiolus communis" - "Gladiolus Narbonensis ..."

Coloured copper engraving from "Hortus Eystettensis", published by Basilius Besler (1561 - 1629), Nuremberg 1613/ 40.

Sheet size: 48,5 x 40 cm

€ 1.350,-

Coloured copper engravings with very decorative, large-format depictions of flowers from the "Hortus Eystettensis", published by Basilius Besler (pharmacist in Nuremberg, 1561 - 1629) in Nuremberg and Eichstätt in the years 1613 and 1640.
Principal for the "Hortus Eystettensis" and for the famous gardens of Eichstätt was the bishop Johann Conrad von Gemmingen (1561 - 1612). The gardens had been laid out around the Willibaldsburg - founded 1355, which had been rebuilded at the same time to a representative renaissance castle.