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Besler Botanicals Notecard Set

Besler Botanicals Notecard Set
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Besler Botanicals Notecard Set

Basilius Besler (1561–1629) was a respected Nuremberg apothecary and botanist.
He was curator of the garden of Johann Konrad von Gemmingen, prince bishop of
Eichstätt in Bavaria. The renaissance-style garden was the first botanical garden
in Germany, and the only outside of Italy at the time. Besler is best known for his
monumental Hortus Eystettensis (Garden of Eichstätt), the earliest pictorial record
of a specific garden and the oldest of all of the great botanicals. Over 1,000 varieties
of flowers are depicted in 367 exquisitely engraved and colored plates, setting the
standard for the great botanical folios of the following centuries. Six of the plates
are reproduced here as greeting cards.

Notecard Box Set:
12 note cards and envelopes
2 each of 6 images
4 ¾ x 6 ⅞ in.

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