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Basilius Besler Botanical copper engraving 1613 Antique Deluxe Edition Hortus Eystettensis (The Garden of Eichstatt)

Basilius Besler Botanical copper engraving 1613 Antique Deluxe Edition Hortus Eystettensis (The Garden of Eichstatt)

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  • Materials: rag paper, painting, paint, hand colored, hand coloured, copper engraved, first edition, copper engraving, folio
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Basilius Besler (1561-1629). Very attractive ORIGINAL HISTORICAL 17th century botanical engraving Dianthus Carnation Flowers from 1613, the deluxe folio edition. Caryophyllus maior sylvestris variegatus, Caryophyllus sylvestris flore purpurascente, Caryophyllus sylvestris flare incarnato

You'll notice this print is +$2,000 less than any other you'll find online of lesser quality or of later editions. The framed under glass hand colored Besler engraving offered here are from the first printing 1613 deluxe edition of Hortus Eystettensis (The Garden of Eichstatt). No text on verso that shows through the print like later editions. And it has the necessary watermark, which later editions lack. See photos and information. Auction records absolutely support the price for this edition, and significantly less for later editions! * * I will happily provide you with additional photos! * * frame edge to frame edge ~27" x 23". Shipping will be done by professional shipping company, and I will ship anywhere in world. You pay exact costs, no handling, no upcharges.

See below and this article by Angus Carroll: https://anguscarroll.wordpress.com/2010/06/10/the-hortus-eystettensis-how-paper-type-can-help-decipher-printing-history/ Or an excerpt from below.

"In 1613, Basilius Besler (1561-1629), a Nuremberg apothecary, published the Hortus Eystettensis (The Garden of Eichstatt), one of the great early flower books. It was not only one of the most expensive books of the early seventeenth century, but with each leaf measuring 570 x 460 mm. (approximately 22 in x 18 in.), the largest. [1] // Besler printed two issues in 1613: a deluxe issue and a trade issue. Typically, bibliographers distinguish between the two based on whether or not there is text printed on the verso of the plates. No text verso indicating the deluxe issue; text verso indicating the trade – the theory being the deluxe was meant to be colored and text would show through the paper and detract from the image. In deluxe issues, the text (if present at all) was printed on separate sheets (both sides), and interleaved between facing plates. For trade copies, the text on the verso of one plate corresponded to the previous plate (the plates were bound verso, thus facing text recto). Simple enough, but the paper indicates the story may be more complicated. Trade copies (text verso) are found only on inferior paper with no watermark. Deluxe copies, however, are found on both the inferior paper used for trade copies, and a superior, watermarked paper (see Illus. 2). [7]"
Basilius Besler (1561-1629). Very attractive ORIGINAL HISTORICAL 17th century botanical engraving Dianthus Carnation Flowers from 1613, the deluxe folio edition. Caryophyllus maior sylvestris variegatus, Caryophyllus sylvestris flore purpurascente, Caryophyllus sylvestris flare incarnato

You'll notice this print is +$2,000 less than any other you'll find online of lesser quality or of later editions. The framed under glass hand colored Besler engraving offered here are from the first printing 1613 deluxe edition of Hortus Eystettensis (The Garden of Eichstatt). No text on verso that shows through the print like later editions. And it has the necessary watermark, which later editions lack. See photos and information. Auction records absolutely support the price for this edition, and significantly less for later editions! * * I will happily provide you with additional photos! * * frame edge to frame edge ~27" x 23". Shipping will be done by professional shipping company, and I will ship anywhere in world. You pay exact costs, no handling, no upcharges.

See below and this article by Angus Carroll: https://anguscarroll.wordpress.com/2010/06/10/the-hortus-eystettensis-how-paper-type-can-help-decipher-printing-history/ Or an excerpt from below.

"In 1613, Basilius Besler (1561-1629), a Nuremberg apothecary, published the Hortus Eystettensis (The Garden of Eichstatt), one of the great early flower books. It was not only one of the most expensive books of the early seventeenth century, but with each leaf measuring 570 x 460 mm. (approximately 22 in x 18 in.), the largest. [1] // Besler printed two issues in 1613: a deluxe issue and a trade issue. Typically, bibliographers distinguish between the two based on whether or not there is text printed on the verso of the plates. No text verso indicating the deluxe issue; text verso indicating the trade – the theory being the deluxe was meant to be colored and text would show through the paper and detract from the image. In deluxe issues, the text (if present at all) was printed on separate sheets (both sides), and interleaved between facing plates. For trade copies, the text on the verso of one plate corresponded to the previous plate (the plates were bound verso, thus facing text recto). Simple enough, but the paper indicates the story may be more complicated. Trade copies (text verso) are found only on inferior paper with no watermark. Deluxe copies, however, are found on both the inferior paper used for trade copies, and a superior, watermarked paper (see Illus. 2). [7]"

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