Basilius Besler of Melanthium Hispa

S/N:CHA788

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Basilius Besler of Melanthium Hispa

CHRISTOPHER HALL ANTIQUES
When Johann Konrad von Gemmingen, Prince Bishop of Eichstaedt (a place about 60 kilometers north of Munich) gave the Nuremberg apothecary and botanist Basilius Besler (1561–1629) the order to publish a book with engravings of flowers and plants, he had something special in mind.The result of his efforts was more than special. It was magnificent. Divided into the four seasons of the year, Besler and his crew, among them famous Wolfgang Kilian of Augsburg, succeeded in creating the most spectacular flower book of all times. On 367 folio-size plates (average size of printed surface 55 x 44 cm - 21.7 x 17.3") over 1000 flowers, representing 667 species are depicted. It took 16 years to complete this outstanding work. Copies of this book have become very rare as the demand for the beautiful prints has increased over the past years. Just look at our images and you'll see why.

Dimensions: 

  • H: 55cm (21.65in)
  • W: 44cm (17.32in)

Period: 

1613

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Run by owners Stephen Hall and Deborah Christopher, Christopher Hall Antiques and Interiors are a husband and wife team based in London.

They originally started our professional careers as hair stylists, working in many top West End salons and on numerous adverts, TV series, commercials and films.

They offer wide variety of stock from the 16th Century through to the 20th century.  Some of their items can be viewed at Alfies in London, where they have their own dedicated space.

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