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The Book of Plants: The Complete Plates

£14.99

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The most famous botanical record ever committed to paper: Basilius Besler's complete Book of Plants of 1613 is a magnificent pictorial document of the flowers grown in the greatest German garden of its time. Working under Basilius Besler, a team of at least ten engravers worked on this massive project, translating in situ and drawing specimens 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 Eichstt. This facsimile's reproductions - structured by seasons - are taken from a hand-painted edition, one of only a few still extant. In auction, the asking price for a first edition copy is half a million dollars. You can now enjoy its unique qualities for somewhat less.

Used: very Good condition. Some edgewear to DJ. Inside is clean and bright.

Item details

Author(s):
Basilius Besler
Condition:
Used: very good
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
3822838098
ISBN-13:
9783822838099
Number of pages:
445
Publisher:
Taschen
Title:
The Book of Plants: The Complete Plates

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The most famous botanical record ever committed to paper: Basilius Besler's complete Book of Plants of 1613 is a magnificent pictorial document of the flowers grown in the greatest German garden of its time. Working under Basilius Besler, a team of at least ten engravers worked on this massive project, translating in situ and drawing specimens 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 Eichstt. This facsimile's reproductions - structured by seasons - are taken from a hand-painted edition, one of only a few still extant. In auction, the asking price for a first edition copy is half a million dollars. You can now enjoy its unique qualities for somewhat less.

Used: very Good condition. Some edgewear to DJ. Inside is clean and bright.

Author(s):
Basilius Besler
Condition:
Used: very good
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
3822838098
ISBN-13:
9783822838099
Number of pages:
445
Publisher:
Taschen
Title:
The Book of Plants: The Complete Plates

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