Hand-colored engravings from “Hortus Eystettensis,” Basilius Besler, apothecary and botanist, author. Living from 1561 to 1629, he also curated the gardens of Johann Konrad von Gemmingen, prince bishop of Eichstätt in Bavaria.

"Lilium Cruentum Polyanthos." 1613.
“Lilium Cruentum Polyanthos.” 1613. Hand-colored engraving. Image © CHRISTIE’S 2019. Fair use license. via https://www.christies.com/lotfinder/Lot/besler-basilius-1561-1629-hortus-eystettensis-nuremberg-1613-6012489-details.aspx
"Fructus Opuntia." 1613.
“Fructus Opuntia.” 1613. Hand-colored engraving. Image © CHRISTIE’S 2019. Fair use license. via https://www.christies.com/lotfinder/Lot/besler-basilius-1561-1629-hortus-eystettensis-nuremberg-1613-6012489-details.aspx
"Fructus Artichochi." 1640.
“Fructus Artichochi.” 1640. Hand-colored engraving. Image © 2019 Donald A. Heald Rare Books. Fair use license. via https://www.donaldheald.com/pages/books/15423/basil-besler/fructus-artifchochi-italina-artichoke-head

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