Besler: Daffodils
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Three Daffodils

I. "Narcissus tazetta" – Bunch-flowered daffodil - "Narcissus nobilis Orientalis polyanthos mixtus"
II. "Narcissus aureus" – Yellow/golden daffodil - "Narcissus de Argiers ...
III. "Narcissus spec." – White and blue daffodil - "Narcissus Orientalis albus ..."

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

Sheet size: 47 x 39,5 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 in 1355, which had been rebuilt at the same time to a representative renaissance castle.