Order Nr. 98389 HORTUS EYSTETTENSIS, THE BISHOP'S GARDEN AND BESLER'S MAGNIFICENT BOOK. Nicolas Barker.

HORTUS EYSTETTENSIS, THE BISHOP'S GARDEN AND BESLER'S MAGNIFICENT BOOK.

  • New York: Harry N. Abrams, Inc., Publishers, (1994).
  • folio
  • paper-covered boards, dust jacket
  • vii, (i), 80 pages, with an additional 80 pages of plates.

Price: $20.00  other currencies

Order Nr. 98389

First U.S. edition. Winner of the 1995 International Premio Felice Feiciano for 1993-1994. An excellent and beautifully illustrated study of the garden of the Prince-Bishop of Eichstätt, which was the first to contain all the shrubs and flowering plants known at that time, including imports from the Orient and Americas. In 1613, the Prince-Bishop commissioned botanist and apothecary Basilius Besler to create a monumental picture book recording all the species in his garden. The author of this volume records the history of this remarkable publishing enterprise. Exquisite color illustrations, including fifty superb, full-page reproductions of Besler's original book. With the bookplate and pencil signature of Gavin Bridson.